DeepGreen is therefore managing the “WOODCUBE” as a reference building that will remain partly accessible to interested planners and contractors after the end of the IBA Hamburg 2013.
DeepGreen Development has risen to the task of making the timber construction marketable by providing its own sales and information line. As a result, exclusive commercial partnerships have been agreed with various timber element manufacturers.
The different structural aspects are thus integrated with cost certainty and sound planning. Construction ecologists, architects, and structural engineers have worked together to devise a sustainable and healthy multistorey system building that is unparalleled on the market.
The experience gained as part of the implementation of the “WOODCUBE” prototype will be further developed and made marketable as a system building. This will involve new quality for timber construction, with a modular assembly system that brings various structural properties together at exemplary prices.
The “WOODCUBE” is the first carbon-neutral multistorey residential block in building class 4 to be constructed without toxic substances and to have the wood completely visible from the inside. As such, it constitutes a new timber construction system for urban settings that is resource-conserving, healthy, and long-lasting.
As a result of these changes, construction of the walls and floor and ceiling elements began only in November 2012. The high level of prefabrication of the timber construction elements meant that only three weeks were required for building the shell structure, so that the “WOODCUBE” was finished as early as May 2013, including all the interior work, after a total of only seven months of construction.
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