, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 9–9 | Cite as

TimberTower wins the German timber construction prize

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The award ceremony for the German timber construction prize: (from left) Gregor Prass, managing director of TimberTower, Holger Giebel, managing director of TimberTower, Ulf Cordes, managing director of Ing. Holzbau Cordes, Professor Edwin Kohl, partner in TimberTower, Ullrich Huth, Holzbau Deutschland (jury), Sabine Djahanschah, Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt (jury), representative of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, Professor Hermann Kaufmann, architect (chairman of the jury)

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During this year’s Ligna exhibition, the Central Association of the German Construction Industry (ZDB) awarded the German timber construction prize to TimberTower GmbH. The jury praised the 100-metre high wooden tower used for wind turbines, which is known under the brand name TimberTower and constructed using state-of-the-art adhesive systems, for being a unique structure and also for representing the competitiveness of wood as a construction material, in comparison with conventional materials. As managing director Holger Giebel explained: “We were awarded prizes before we built the tower, during the construction process and now that it is in operation. Wood is unbeatable. I would like to thank the jury for their decision and everyone who has made this and even higher towers possible.” When it was still a start-up in 2008, TimberTower GmbH won the climate protection prize. In 2009 it was awarded the Schweighofer prize and in 2013 it was recognised as the “success of the decade”. TimberTower has been working on a 140-metre high wooden tower since 2012 and this is only possible because of the use of adhesives.

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