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Building 24 Storeys High with Wood: The HoHo in Vienna Does It

20 June 2017

The construction of the HoHo in Vienna, the capital of Austria, which is one of the leading countries in sustainable building solutions, will represent the world’s highest wooden skyscraper once it is finished. 75 percent of the building’s structure will be made of wood, which will save a remarkable amount of 2800 tons of CO2. The ecological 24 storey wooden skyscraper with an approximate height of 84 meters will house offices, apartments, a hotel, a restaurant and a wellness center.

Two Austrian companies HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER and the joint venture of Mayr-Melnhof Holz Holding AG and the Kirchdorf Gruppe accepted the bid to deliver the wooden elements made out of spruce. HASSLACHER provides the wooden support and the cross-laminated timber walls for this project and remarkably, all of the required materials originate from Austrian saw mills.

The high level of prefabrication guarantees quick assembly time on-site.  The HoHo Tower is planned to be completed by Spring 2018.