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

Industrial hall

Stall im Mölltal, Austria

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The warehouse for storing sawn timber was built as a noise protection structure covering an area of 1,000 m². The largest free span of 27 m is realised by a trussed system in glued laminated timber birch with a total height of 3 m. The structure’s design is also innovative since the framework’s vertical beams are made of spaced columns, which allow the main girders (in glued laminated timber birch as well) crossing their central axis and thus being arranged on the same level. This saves construction height and ensures maximum vertical clearance below the timber structure. The main girders themselves are 18 m single span beams with a cantilever of 5.75 m. The noise protection structure is the world's first timber construction made of glued laminated timber of wood species birch and can therefore be described as a pilot project. So far, two more halls and a lamellar storage, also made of glued laminated birch wood, have followed.

Project information
Location: Stall im Mölltal, Austria
Customer: NORITEC Holzindustrie GmbH
Architect: ESH Engineering Johann Plössnig
Structural analysis and design: DI Markus Lackner
Builder: NORITEC Holzindustrie GmbH
Year of construction: 2015
Products used: Glued laminated timber of the wood type birch, truss construction
Special features: First load carrying construction worldwide made by glulam out of wood species birch.