High-rise timber building HoHo Vienna

Rendering of the skyscraper HoHo, made of wood, located in Vienna, Austria

© RLP Ruediger Lainer & Partner

In Vienna’s urban development area aspern – Vienna’s Urban Lakeside, the tallest high-rise timber building of the world is being built.

The “HoHo Wien” will be constructed of 75 percent of wood and, at a height of 84 m, will even surpass the Ringturm in downtown Vienna by eleven meters. This 24-storey building was planned by Rüdiger Lainer + Partner ZT GmbH architectural practice.

On behalf of the cetus Baudevelopment GmbH development company, Weatherpark’s experts advised the architects regarding the planning of comfortable open spaces, including, for example, canopy constructions offering sufficient wind protection and the right choice and positioning of trees.

The basis for this interactive process was the wind comfort study of the masterplan for the new urban district “aspern – Vienna’s urban lakeside”. The purpose of this study was to align the buildings so that they provide as little surface to the wind as possible.

Wind simulation of the skyscraper HoHo, made of wood, located in Vienna, Austria

Weatherpark Services
Wind comfort diagnosis
Development of comfort improving measures and ongoing project-related consulting

Basic data Hoho Wien
19.500 m² rental space
25.000 m² total floor area
84 m high-rise timber hybrid construction
24 storeys
approx. 65 million Euro costs
planned completion: 2018
Website: Hoho Wien Aspern (in English)

cetus Baudevelopment GmbH




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