The inception of HoHo Vienna
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. (Mark Twain)
Two visions timber construction and the idea of creating an unconventional building – were the starting point for the development and creation of HoHo Vienna. What happened then has the makings of a modern parable: a cosmopolitan investor, a courageous project developer, a new Vienna city district, a finely selected team, months of preparation, early involvement of the authorities and finally determination, drive, and a modern approach make it work: the world's tallest wooden high-rise made partially from wood elements is soon to be built. The often-studied, but never implemented idea of building a "wooden tower" will now be put into action in Austria's capital city, outstripping the height of all previously built high-rises made of wood.