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Leopoldstadt gets quarters made of wood

Leopoldstadt gets quarters made of wood

LeopoldQuartier is located on the Danube Canal in the 2nd District. The new city quarter will be built using a hybrid timber construction method and will provide modern office space and high-quality living space.

Sustainable building material wood is used on construction sites UBM DevelopersThey are not being used more and more. Now also in LeopoldQuartier in Obere Donaustraße In the second area – according to the company, “the number one urban area in Europe for hybrid wood construction”.

It starts with this Leopold Quarter Office With about 22,000 square meters of office space. The three-part set was completed by Leopold Quarter Living With 253 housing units. In total, the new area covers an area of ​​about three hectares to the northwest of Vienna city center along the Danube Canal. The office building is scheduled to be completed in winter 2025.

Wood from Carinthia

The load-bearing structure of the office building will be built from the first floor to the ninth floor using hybrid timber construction with timber elements. Wood hybrid means that wood, reinforced concrete and steel building materials are used according to their strength and advantages. In general, there are loud noises in the new office building General contractor bur About 2,800 cubic meters of wood are used.

The first two wooden elements of LeopoldQuartier were delivered to Vienna in an environmentally friendly way during the groundbreaking this week: 24 employees from Porr, UBM and two participated in a relay race from the Carinthian Drautal to the Danube on the Vienna Canal Timber producers Theurl and Hasslacher Transporting lumber to the construction site: on foot and by bicycle. The wooden elements were placed in a ceramic time capsule made by Lebenshilfe Wien and were symbolically transformed into “keystones”.

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The region is energy self-sufficient

Thanks to the continuous use of geothermal energy and photovoltaics, the entire LeopoldQuartier area is CO2-neutral.2-free. The energy comes from 100% renewable sources and is entirely generated directly from the property. For this purpose, a network of about 200 ground geothermal probes has been created, each leading 150 meters into the ground. This ensures a permanently self-sufficient energy supply, which also allows calculable costs for users.