Centre for Light and Environmentally Friendly Buildings, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institute
At the construction site in Braunschweig, the test hall is beginning to emerge with the erection of the glued laminated timber, post and binder structure. The gable-sided steel structure that will receive the glass facade has also been erected.
The 15m long prefabricated wall and roof panels are already on site awaiting installation. Prefabrication and packaging suitable for transport have contributed significantly to the acceleration of construction.
The Centre for Light and Environmentally Friendly Buildings [ZeluBa] is an collaborative initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research [Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut], the Technical University [TU] Braunschweig and the Institute for Concrete Structures and Fire Protection of the TU Braunschweig.
Under the roof of the Fraunhofer WKI, a new building is also being built for this joint competence centre, in which materials and technologies for hybrid construction of multi-storey buildings will be developed in the future. The focus is on sustainable systems, the use of wood as a constructive building material and modular construction methods. It is precisely these principles of construction and facade design that the proposal of ARGE ZELUBA [DGI Bauwerk and schneider + schumacher] is pursuing in an innovative way.