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Timber Structures 3.0 AG
Niesenstrasse 1, 3600 Thun
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ArchitekTOUR in the timber cellar - a great success



Basements made of timber are more environmentally friendly, can be built quickly and offer a pleasant atmosphere. The first basement made of timber in Switzerland was inaugurated and certified as part of the ArchitektTOUR: the timber used is from Switzerland and stores a total of 222 tons of CO2.

Im Rahmen des HOLZarchitekTOUR Anlasses zusammen mit der Initiative Holz BE wurde das schweizweit erste Untergeschoss eingeweiht. Im Mehrzweckraum dieses Untergeschosses versammelten sich über 45 Personen für die Einweihung und verfolgten die spannenden Referate von der Bauherrschaft, den Planern und den Forschungspartnern. 

Exciting presentations

As part of the HOLZarchitekTOUR event together with the Initiative Holz BE, the first basement in Switzerland was inaugurated. More than 45 people gathered in the multi-purpose room of this basement for the inauguration and followed the exciting presentations from the building owner, the planners and the research partners.

Referenten BMW15

First basement made of timber

What seemed impossible for a long time is now a reality: In Thun, the first apartment building with a basement made entirely of timber has been built. Houses without heating or air conditioning make an important contribution to climate protection. An even greater potential for energy savings lies in the choice of building materials. Timber is already widely used in building construction. The next step is to dispense with climate-damaging building materials such as steel and concrete - including in basements and floor slabs. In order for basements to be mass-produced from timber in the future, a number of research questions need to be clarified. A research project of the Bern University of Applied Sciences together with TS3, Timbatec and other business partners is currently addressing these questions. A start-up is to be founded from the group of research partners, which will be operational from 2023.

Research project DeepWood 

The DeepWood project refers to the future further development of the BIM maturity level from Level 2 to Level 3 and takes up the challenge of how the collaboration of several users can be organized simultaneously in a common model. The BMW15 apartment building is the Living Lab for this research project with the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and the Bern University of Applied Sciences.

BMW15 in Thun

A lot of timber is visible outside and inside. The TS3 technology allows for a column-and-panel construction method. The TS3 joints remain visible in this project.

Schnitt und Ansicht

The 25-meter-long and eight-meter-wide wooden structure stands on the basement with cross-laminated timber panels and is accompanied by an Innosuisse research project together with the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH AHB Biel.