Architecture / Space
Wood is the New Good
Urban timber – opportunities and promises for a sustainable densification of our cities.
With: Sauerbruch Hutton
Currently, the use of timber is widely discussed as an ecologically sustainable, cost and time-effective way to densify our cities. Thanks to contemporary pre-fabrication and construction techniques, even timber skyscrapers are possible; some are already being realised. With a diverse range of typologies – from the Immanuel Church in Cologne and the Hager Forum in Alsace, to the world’s largest student housing complex constructed from modular timber in Hamburg – Sauerbruch Hutton is exploring the potential of this traditional building material. In their most recent timber project – the rooftop extension of a GDR prefab for the Berlin Metropolitan School – the architects will talk about current trends and opportunities with other pioneers and specialists, discussing the architectural and urban qualities of modular pre-fabricated timber constructions.
Access: Berlin Metropolitan School, main entrance, Torstraße 216/Haupteingang Gebäudeteil B
Follow the signs from there.
The venue is not wheel-chair accessible (no elevator).
Please mind your step as the venue is still being worked on!
We can not be held responsible for insuries or damaged property incured while visiting the construction site!