completion | Aug 2022
building-costs | 2.1 million euros
builder | Waldhaus Foundation , D-79100 Freiburg
architecture | stocker . dewes architects bda , D-79117 Freiburg
structural engineering | Engineering office Wirth Haker, D-79100 Freiburg
timber construction | Elztal Holzhaus GmbH, D-77978 Schuttertal
Production of BauBuche components | Pollmeier, D-99831 Creuzburg
The new forest office in Freiburg was designed as a timber construction using wood from the city’s own forest. The Waldhaus Foundation aimed to obtain funding for innovative timber building projects. The building’s design included the use of BauBuche for the supporting structure and an innovative static system. The four-story building features external walls acting as rigid multiple frames, eliminating the need for internal walls. The use of BauBuche and dowel connections ensured high rigidity at the nodes and allowed for column-free corners, creating an aesthetically pleasing and spacious interior. The building was designed to withstand horizontal loads, including wind and earthquake forces.