Mayor Tschentscher laid the symbolic cornerstone of the wooden building “Roots”

Mayor of Hamburg Peter Tschentscher, together with Fabian von Köppen from Garbe Immobilen-Projekte GmbH and Jörg Soehring, board member of the German Wildlife Foundation, laid the symbolic cornerstone of “Roots”, a 65-meter-high house with 18 floors that is largely made of wood.

The base, lower floors and the stairwell of the house will be made of concrete.

Roots should be the largest wooden building constructed in a climate-neutral way. It will have 181 apartments and will cost around 12% more than a building of conventional construction. Around 5500 km of lumber are needed for the house for the ceilings, walls and facade. A total investment of 140 million euros is estimated for the wooden house.

Mayor Tschentscher is certain that the wooden house is an example of sustainable house construction in cities. “Roots” is supposed to be one of the most modern and sustainable residential and office buildings in Germany. Around 128 of the 181 apartments on around 20,600 square meters are being marketed as condominiums, 53 apartments are co-financed by the public sector, reports Market Research Telecast.

The completion is planned for 2023.

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