Materials - SKAIO Germany's tallest timber construction buidling

In the course of the Bundesgartenschau 2019, a new city district is being developed in Heilbronn. The building SKAIO is part of the mixed building block - mixed both in terms of architecture and future target group. Primarily dedicated to residential use, it is a mix of owner-occupied and rental flats.

SKAIO was planned as a hybrid construction. Timber is used as the main construction material, the stairwell and the ground floor are made of reinforced concrete. With it measuring 34m in height, Germany‘s tallest timber construction building is currently being built in Heilbronn. It also follows the „cradle to cradle“ principles.

Besides commercial space and storage rooms on the ground floor, 60 residential units are offered for rent on 10 floors. About half the flats should be supported as social housing. In order to make the flats attraktive for all groups of age and stages of life, the different floors are built up in a modular way, giving the possibility to connect and to seperate living space individually. The basic small 1- and 2-room apartments measure 40 to 70m2. Thanks to the building concept, they can be connected as required.

The ground floor offers space for everyday needs: Here, a common washroom and kitchen are located which will serve as a meeting point for the residents.

The new building welcomes visitors at the entrance of the Bundesgartenschau site as a signpost to the future demonstrating the successful combination of sustainable construction methods and high-quality design.

Tabea Huth, Kaden + Lager, Berlin


Vortragsreihe Urban Eco Communities

Prof. Dr. Anupama Kundoo | Alba Balmaseda Dominguez

Institut für Raumkonzeptionen und Grundlagen des Entwerfens (IRGE)

Donnerstag, 10.01.2019 um 18.00 Uhr |  Keplerstraße 11, Raum 3.08