Reaching 24 storeys or 84 m, the world tallest hybrid timber tower is nearing completion. When complete it will house a hotel, apartments, a restaurant, a wellness centre and offices. Constructed with a concrete core, the majority of the volume of the buildings is made up of self-supporting prefabricated timber elements including the exterior wall, floor and columns. The floor system is made up from a composite CLT and concrete, again wholly prefabricated. A small concrete ring beam at the exterior wall and floor interface ties all of the elements together. Construction of the timber components is on a four day per storey cycle. According to Rüdiger Lainer and Partner, the project’s architects, the twin tower project has 76 per cent of the structure made from timber elements.
HoHo, Vienna Nearing Completion
May 8, 2019