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

Shanghai Bridge

Shanghai in China

At the end of the 19th century, Shanghai developed into a cosmopolitan city. Today, the Chinese metropolis with over 26 million inhabitants is the most important industrial city in China and one of the largest cities in the world. Shanghai is also a unique place of art and cultural traditions that are often forgotten. This is also true of China's timber construction tradition.
Now this is experiencing a renaissance, especially in Shanghai along the Yangpu River. For some years now, small kiosks, restaurants, exhibition spaces, galleries and, in 2020, after only three months of construction, a bridge made of wood has been built along this stretch of water. In order to ensure a higher durability of the construction 220 m³ of Larch glued laminated timber was used. The new bridge over the Yangpu River is also the first wooden bridge of its kind in China.

Project information
Location: Shanghai in China
Year of construction: 2020
Products used: 220 m³ glued laminated timber wood species larch