HoHo Vienna: Groundbreaking ceremony for world’s tallest all-wood high-rise in Seestadt Aspern
Project owners and partners gathered today on the premises of Seeparkquartier in Aspern, Vienna’s lakeside city, to break the ground for the 84-metre tall allwood high-rise. Special highlight: a virtual reality tour through HoHo Vienna.
(Vienna, 12 October 2016) After about two years of development, ground was finally broken today, Wednesday, for the lighthouse tower project HoHo Vienna in Aspern, Vienna’s lakeside city. The ceremony to launch construction on the project included a special highlight for guests: a virtual reality tour through HoHo Vienna. As soon as the 3D glasses were put on, the high-rise came alive.
The wait is finally over
Due for completion by 2018, 20,000 square metres of rental space distributed over 24 floors will be built here in timber-based hybrid construction. Investor Günter Kerbler and Caroline Palfy, project manager of HoHo Vienna, are investing roughly 65 million euros in this innovative showpiece made of wood. HoHo Vienna is designed by the architect’s studio RLP Rüdiger Lainer + Partner in collaboration with the structural engineers from Woschitz Group. HANDLER Group was enlisted for construction a few weeks ago. The team also includes STRABAG teamconcept, which will be implementing the innovative facade for the subsidiary Züblin Timber.
Fact box: HoHo Vienna in Aspern, Vienna’s lakeside city
Owner/client: Investor Günter Kerbler, cetus Baudevelopment GmbH, Bmstr. Ing. Caroline Palfy
Architecture and planning: RLP Rüdiger Lainer + Partner, Arch. Univ.Prof. DI Rüdiger Lainer
Planning of support structure, buidling physics: RWT plus ZT GmbH, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Richard Woschitz
Fire protection engineering: Kunz – die innovativen Brandschutzplaner, Bmstr. Dipl.-Ing. Alexander Kunz, MSc
General contractor: HANDLER Gruppe
Rental space: 19,500 square metres
Type of building: high-rise using innovative wood construction technology Number of floors: 24 floors
Height: 84 metres
Use: for commercial purposes
Completion: 2018 – scheduled construction time> approx. 2 years
Investment volume: approx. EUR 65 million