The construction of tall wooden structures continues to break stereotypes. The ambitious residential tower designed by the Danish company Schmidt Hammer Lassen is called Rocket & Tigerli and it will be the tallest wooden tower in the world, with an impressive maximum height of 100m.

Rocket & Tigerli is created in collaboration with Cometti Truffer Hodel and will be located in the Swiss city of Winterthur, near Zurich. The project will actually include three smaller buildings and a tower, which will include residential space, student accommodation, a restaurant, retail facilities, a ski bar and a hotel.

The buildings will be covered with greenery, and the interior will be bright and openwith decor that emphasizes the natural beauty of wood.

The exterior will be covered with terracotta (which, like wood, can be produced in a sustainable way), and the tower will consist of a wooden frame and a wooden core. This last point is very important, as hybrid wooden towers are planned, which will be even more, but their hybrid nature means that they have a concrete core in which there is an elevator and a staircase.

The current tallest solid wood building, ie with a wooden core, is the Mjøstarnet, 85.4 meters high. Its engineers had to overcome significant challenges, including rocking, just to reach that height, so Rocket & Tigerli is a serious bite.

“The project marks a turning point in the construction of wooden buildings – not only because of its 100 meters, which is a record for residential buildings with load-bearing wooden structures, but also because it introduces an innovative construction system that tests wood as a natural substitute for concrete“, They explained from the company. The Swiss company Implenia and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) have worked together to develop a new system that allows the construction of taller wooden buildings.

“In the new system, the concrete core has been replaced with wood, which results in the fact that the individual beam has less weight. This enables the construction of higher structures, and at the same time ensures that the whole the construction process has less carbon built-in.“

Rocket & Tigers are expected to be completed and ready to move in by 2026.

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