Designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, the Rocket&Tigerli Tower will be the tallest wooden building in the world, at 100m.
Currently, the record for the tallest wooden building in the world is held by Mjøstårnet Tower, at 85.4 meters.
Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen have won the contract for the Rocket&Tigerli project, which will become the tallest wooden building in the world.
It will be built in Winterthur (Switzerland), on a former industrial site in preparation for the start of construction of the 100-meter tower.
Innovative construction system.
For the designers of Schmidt Hammer Lassen, the structure marks a turning point in the construction of wooden buildings for residential use.
The innovative building system was developed in collaboration with the Swiss company Implenia and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETH.
In the structure, the classic concrete core is replaced by a solid wood load-bearing system. The result is lighter, taller buildings with less embedded carbon.
The Rocket&Tigerli tower, which bears the name of the locomotives that are manufactured on the site, will consist of four buildings, which will combine homes, commercial spaces, restaurants, spas and hotels.
The idea is to keep the area active throughout the day, creating a new plaza designed by the four buildings.
The exterior facades of the buildings will be clad in red and yellow terracotta bricks, with green accents, to reflect the roofs of the surrounding buildings.
The facade of the future tallest wooden building in the world will be designed according to a regular mesh of horizontal and vertical bands, composed of bricks and tiles.
In this case, the designers of Schmidt Hammer Lassen question the very concept of skyscrapers, seeking to maximize the amount of sunlight that enters the rooms. Large double-height windows, balconies and terraces will flood rooms with light, making them more welcoming and less energy-consuming.
When completed in 2026, the structure will tower 14.6 meters above the current Mjøstårnet tower, officially becoming the tallest wooden building in the world.