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

House "Krokodil"

Winterthur Switzerland

© Implenia Schweiz AG
© Implenia Schweiz AG / Adrian Ulrich
© Implenia Schweiz AG / Adrian Ulrich
© Implenia Schweiz AG / Adrian Ulrich
© HASSLACHER Gruppe

Where once machines and locomotives made of steel were produced and industrial history was written, today urban living spaces are being created for living, working and spending free time. The peculiar naming of the buildings of Lokstadt, bridges the gap between the old industrial site of Winterthur and the modern and innovatively designed district. The mega-project “Krokodil” - a multi-storey building with 248 apartments - is the first building in the new Lokstadt and “devours” a total of around 4,950 m³ of cross laminated timber, mainly as prefabricated ceiling elements. The homogeneous appearance of the ceiling is a result of the HASSLACHER excellent surface. In order to save valuable time when installing these ceiling elements, the 220 mm thick cross laminated timber were connected to one another with around 10,000 X-fix C wood-wood connectors.

Project information
Location: Winterthur Switzerland
Customer: Implenia Schweiz AG
Architect: ARGE Baumberger & Stegmeier AG, Zürich
Structural analysis and design: Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG
Builder: Pensimo Management AG, Stiftung Adimora
gaiwo Genossenschaft für Alters- und Invalidenwohnungen
Gesewo Genossenschaft für selbstverwaltetes Wohnen
Year of construction: 2019
Products used: 4,950 m³ HASSLACHER Cross laminated Timber with excellent surface out of spruce, 10,000 pieces of X-fix Cm connectors