Not at all "barking up the wrong tree"
All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come. (Victor Hugo)
Rethinking wood is the slogan of the Kerbler Group around investor Günter Kerbler and project developer Caroline Palfy. In the development phase, all the parties involved had
goal in mind, namely to show what can be done with wood and to establish HoHo Vienna as a showcase project for wood construction today.
19,500 square metres is the size of the rental space in the Seestadt Aspern area of Vienna on which the 84-metre tall wood hybrid high-rise is to be erected by 2018. Günter Kerbler is to invest roughly 60 million euros into this showcase project. Using wood to build to a height of over eighty metres is a civil engineering challenge and calls for highly accurate planning. There are hardly any high-rises made mostly of wood. HoHo Vienna is a pioneer building hoping to set an example that many others around the world will emulate.