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High-rise buildings made out of timber: much more than sustainable

When & Where

On 29 March 2019
from 2 pm to 4 pm

Arup Deutschland GmbH
Joachimsthaler Straße 41
10623 Berlin

High-rise buildings made of timber in modular construction. High-rise buildings made of timber in modular construction.

Timber constructions are proving increasingly popular. All around the globe, numerous approaches are being developed to integrate this sustainable material into the construction of high-rise buildings – far too often at the expense of sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

Arup has developed a concept that makes it possible to use timber both ecologically and economically in class 5 buildings and beyond. This concept is based on a modular timber hybrid construction method with timber-concrete composite ceilings and concrete core. The hybrid construction method combines the advantages of both materials, concrete and wood and fulfils all structural, fire protection and acoustic requirements. But not only that: the standardised timber hybrid construction system also proves economical.

Important for our architects: Participation is recognised by the Berlin Chamber of Architects with two teaching units.


2:00 pm


Carsten Hein, Associate Director, Leader Timber Competence Team, Arup Germany

International practical case studies for innovative high-rise buildings made of timber

Introduction to our modular timber-hybrid construction system using the example of the high-rise building H7

Overview of regulations and standards: What steps are necessary to standardise the construction of timber high-rise buildings?


2:30 pm


The perfect interaction
Our modular timber hybrid construction system offers interdisciplinary solutions

  • Special challenges for architecture in timber construction
    Tim Ahlswede, Associate Director, Leader Architecture Arup Germany
  • Optimal acoustic solutions
    Henning Schlechtriem MSc, Engineer for Architectural and room acoustics
  • Fire protection requirements can be easily met
    Dipl.-Ing. Hendrik Huckstorf, Architect, Engineer for fire safety
  • Ecologically and economically sensible structural solutions
    Sina Hage MSc, Structural engineer
  • Timber construction and digitalisation – Presentation in English
    Kristjan Nielsen MSc, Expert for Parametric & Computational Design

Moderation: Tim Ahlswede, Associate Director, Leader Architecture Arup Germany

3:30 pm


The historical pagoda construction in Japan
Its relevance for modern timber high-rises – Presentation in English

Peter Ross is one of the Arup Legends. The civil engineer worked for Arup from 1958 until his retirement in 2002. He has spent most of his career in research and development and enjoys high recognition both within and outside the company for his outstanding expertise in timber construction.

4:00 pm



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Francie Möller
+49 30 885 910-95