Woodrise in Québec
Between September 30th and October 4th, 2019, Woodrise, the international congress, which is dedicated to the construction of mid-rise and tall wood buildings, welcomes its participants in Québec. Richard Woschitz, managing director of the Woschitz Group GmbH, spoke as the keynote speaker on the opening day.
The topic of his lecture was the 24-storey wood-based building HoHo in Aspern, Vienna. One of Europe’s highest wooden tower, as well as several of its innovations, were presented. Besides the specific number of floors, the modular construction method, which represents an increase in the wooden modular construction, was discussed. The innovations were underlined by a set of images.
The congress which is attended by more than 1000 participants deals with the actual urban development for future generations. Its aim was the use of alternative building materials like wood to reduce the environmental footprint through carbon sequestration and substitution of high-carbon materials. These approaches are the construction industry’s contribution to active climate protection and against the climate change.
The interview about the HoHo Wien by Adam Jones with DI Dr. Richard Woschtiz can be heard under the following link.
The opening day of this innovative congress was attended by various political representatives. These include – left to right in the photo Pierre Dufour – Minister of Forests, Animals and Parks in the regions of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northern Quebec, DI Dr. techn. Richard Woschitz, managing director of the Woschitz Group, Christyne Tremblay – Canada’s Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Honourable Doug Donaldson – Minister of Forests, Land, Natural Resources and Rural Development in the region of British Columbia.
Photos © Geneviève Harel