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From wood to wonders
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER, from wood to wonders

Haikou Community Center

Haikou, China

Haikou is a city in the north of Province Hainan in China and is also its capital and economic center. The project Haikou Community Center is intended to symbolize the dawn of a new age and to transfer the old timber construction tradition into the modern age. 1,300 m³ of glued laminated timber special components were used to span a brick building and to expand the covered area. The roof was covered with shingles to give the construction a natural look and to embed itself perfectly into the tropical surroundings of the popular holiday island. The glued laminated timber used was produced at the HASSLACHER Group's location in Hermagor and shipped by container to the port of Hong Kong. Because there is hardly any space in the port of Haikou, the beams for the wooden structure had to be reloaded onto smaller ships, which meant a very high and demanding logistical effort. This project was the first large timber construction project in China in this dimension and size.

Project information
Location: Haikou, China
Year of construction: 2019
Products used: 1.300 m³ glued laminated timber special components of wood species spruce