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In 2019, the KlimaSchutzPartner Berlin (climate protection partner) initiative awarded the design by architects Deimel Oelschläger for “promising innovative planning”. The jury were won over by the positive ecological assessment thanks to the timber construction, excellent U-value, insulation made of recycled material, economic operation due to low heating requirements and reduced CO2 emissions.

The construction idea: saving resources and energy. Uwe Jöst, Head of Sales OSB SWISS KRONO Group, says: “With projects like the district in Berlin-Weissensee, the industry is demonstrating what is possible with timber construction. We need more of these examples so that construction using wood is increasingly considered for multi-storey buildings – especially since both costs and construction time speak in favour of wood as a building material.” All five buildings are hybrid designs: cellar and staircases made of concrete/reinforced concrete, exterior walls with timber panel construction using SWISS KRONO OSB/3 EN300 and solid wood ceilings. The KfW-40 standard is achieved together with cellulose insulation and a ventilation system with heat recovery. For the wall elements, the company Terhalle processed 4,550 m2 of SWISS KRONO OSB/3 EN300. The prefabricated elements considerably shorten the assembly time on site. Even the windows are already built in – a Terhalle speciality. The prefabricated wall elements also reduced the storage space on site.

This was a considerable advantage considering the prevailing lack of space on site. The economic impacts of building with wood are also emphasised by the architects. Standardising house types, support grids and façade elements reduce both construction time and costs.

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