World’s Tallest Timber Residential Building Rising Soon

Danish firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects announced it will build the world’s tallest timber residential building in Switzerland.

The project, named Rocket&Tigerli, will comprise of four buildings, including one that boasts a 100-meter-tall (328-foot) tower, and will be built in the Swiss city of Winterthur, located near Zürich.

Rocket&Tigerli’s four towers will house residential units, stores, a sky bar, and a hotel.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects (SHL) said that the design will offer modern, high-quality homes with a maximum inflow of daylight and create an active neighborhood rooted in the area’s historical background.

“We approach this project with a great sense of humbleness. It is a big project that will have a significant influence on the community, socially as well as aesthetically. Because of the strong expertise Switzerland has, when it comes to building in wood, we are particularly proud to be working on this ground-breaking project,” said Kristian Ahlmark, partner and design director at SHL.

SHL added that the Rocket&Tigerli project marks a milestone in the construction of timber buildings, sets the record for residential buildings with load-bearing timber construction, and introduces an innovative construction system that explores wood as a natural replacement for concrete.

Rocket&Tigerli will be completed and ready for residents to move into by 2026.

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