Wood in the City

The return of timber as a urban building material has by now been recognised at almost all levels. There are many arguments in favour of its use, enabling it to re-establish itself in the urban environment - also beyond high-rise buildings. In recent years, load-bearing structures made of wood have been built in cities around the world. The positive experiences made are encouraging. And also investors are increasingly focussing on this renewable building material.


Cities worth living

A city’s sustainability is not only about its buildings and streets, but above all about its inhabitants.

Cards are being reshuffled and the city as we know it seems to have had its day. Climate and mobility change, cost pressure, digitalisation and a rediscovered individuality are awakening our longing for a city with a better quality of life. It’s time for courage, for change and for long term improvement measures. Development is successful, long lasting and sustainable only if future generations are going to benefit from it as well.


Building on

Building with and within existing structures has a very long tradition and is more important today than ever. Dealing with our existing building stock is a highly relevant aspect for climate protection and it will be one of the biggest challenges for our industry in the coming decades. The decisive factor in this context is not our buildings’ operation but the hidden grey energy over their entire life cycle. The most sustainable building is therefore the one that is already there. As much as the remodelling and extending of buildings is a challenge for architects and all those involved in planning and construction, it also holds and demands a great deal of creativity and flexibility, inspiring new and exciting ways to build.