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Winner: Insurance company Wälder Versicherung in recognition of the regional timber construction "Administration building of the insurance company Wälder Versicherung“, Andelsbuch, Vorarlberg (Austria)

All municipalities of the Bregenzerwald region and all policyholders are members and shareholders of the Wälder Versicherung insurance company. Therefore, for the construction of the wooden four-story office building the regional value-added played a major role. Only regional companies were engaged. For the modern passive house building about 600 cubic metres of wood were processed, about half of it from the direct surroundings. For the facades and the interior construction untreated silver fir timber with rough sawn surfaces was used.
The project is a model example for the engagement of the owner for regional process chains. By renouncing to highly processed timber products CO2 emissions were directly reduced and the potentials for the use of regional products were increased.

English-German Poster of the "Administration building of the insurance company Wälder Versicherung“