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HoHo in Vienna a step closer to completion

20 December 2017

As presented in our last issue, HoHo in Vienna was at the time set to be the World’s tallest wooden skyscraper.

Architectural firm Rüdiger Lainer and Partner (RLP) unveiled their decision to build the 84m, 24-storey twin tower project dubbed ‘HoHo’ in 2014. HoHo will house a hotel, apartments, a restaurant, a wellness center and offices. 76 percent of the structure will be constructed from wood, which will save a phenomenal 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions over similar structures built out of steel and concrete.

Austrian companies HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER and the joint venture of Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding and the Kirchdorf Gruppe are delivering the wooden elements made out of spruce. The construction of the structure started in 2016 with a completion date of spring 2018. Due to its use of prefabricated wooden elements this project is on track with each stage of construction running smoothly without complications. In addition, this method of construction provides the building with great space creativity. The modular office structure can subsequently be individualized, modified and transformed at any time without much effort.

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20 December 2017