Wood, Revised

HoHo Tower, Vienna

Text: Bálint Botzheim

In the the past few decades we have witnessed a rebirth of wood, as a variety of glued and multi-layered wooden materials have become also widespread besides the traditional timber structures. One of the most innovative building materials is the CLT (cross laminated timber) panel, which was developed in the early 1990s in Austria. In the past few years several highrises have been built from timber, of which the tallest is Mjøstårnet tower in Brumunddal, Norway with a height of 84,5 metres, This height will be approached by the new Hoho Tower in Vienna, which is planned to be 84 metres tall. This building stands in Seestadt, Aspern of Vienna, and is one of the stages of a comprehensive development.