SKAIO – Germany’s tallest timber high-rise completed
A conspicuous highlight on the 40-hectare BUGA site is SKAIO – with a height of 34 m, Germany’s first timber high-rise – that was recently completed by the official BUGA partner Ed. Züblin AG and its subsidiary ZÜBLIN Timber GmbH. The timber hybrid building, which comprises 60 rental apartments, houses an exhibition on the ground floor entitled “Building & Living with Wood” where visitors can learn more about the innovative construction concept of SKAIO and the sustainable building materials used. In addition to the exhibition, guided tours are held regularly on the premises of the high-rise building, which has been submitted for gold certification from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).
Not far from SKAIO, a 12-metre-high sculpture called “Himmelsstele” (“Sky Stele”), with its unusual shape, provides an impressive demonstration of the potential applications of wood as a building material.