24-storey Wooden Tower in Vienna
Rumors confirmed: World's tallest wood-tower to be built in Vienna
25th of February 2015 – The first 24-storey wooden skyscraper in the world will be completed in Vienna in 2018. According to a recent press release from the investor Günter Kerbler, Vienna, this is a done deal. This confirms rumors which have been circulating since March 2014.
With a height of 84m it will be the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world
65 million euro will be invested in "HoHo" which is to be erected on an area of approximately 4,000m2 within the Vienna Mega-Urban Development Project "Seestadt Aspern". After a construction period of two years the house will offer about 19.500m2 of commercial space . With a height of 84m it will be the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world and will leave other similar buildings behind (have a look at: 10-storey building in Melbourne, 14 - storey building in Bergen). The planning of wood hybrid construction will be taken on by Rüdiger Lainer + Partner ZT GmbH, Vienna. The structural design (incl. building physics) will be done by RWT + ZT , Vienna. The fire protection engineering stands under the responsibility of office Kunz, Maria Enzersdorf.
Starting in autumn
The wooden parts of the modular "HoHo" will amount to over 75%. The high-rise building is primarily intended to provide commercial space for restaurants, a hotel and shopping areas of fitness, beauty, wellness and business. By working closely with the Vienna authorities, an efficient implementation of the project is guaranteed, says the client Caroline Palfy from "cetus Baudevelopment". But a final formal approval is still pending. The preparations for the construction will begin in the late autumn this year.