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The people have moved in the TS3 multi-family house

20.10.2021

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The first four-story column-and-panel structure made of wood is located in Frenkendorf in Basel-Land. Such a structure is only possible with TS3 technology. Now the people have moved in - a review of an exciting construction project.

The TS3 technology is the result of over ten years of research and development together with the Bern University of Applied Sciences and ETH Zurich. With the four-story apartment building in Frenkendorf, the proof of concept has been more than provided.

Fasanenhof

TS3 technology is not only highly interesting from a technological point of view. It allows for use-flexible room concepts. Thanks to the load-bearing support, the walls are non-load-bearing and can be easily moved.

Fasanenhof

Thermal bridges made simple. Because of the low thermal conductivity of wood, there is no need for elaborate cantilever connections. The CLT ceiling simply runs from the apartment to the loggia.

Once the building was planned as a solid structure, then Andreas Scherrer of schererarchitekten ag was able to convince the client to build with wood using TS3 technology. During the convincing phase he had to plan the building project further in different material variants. There TS3 played into his hands. Because: The planning with the biaxial load-bearing cross laminated timber panels is similar to projects made of reinforced concrete. But the environment is happy: With the system change from concrete to wood, 536 tons of CO₂ could be saved at Fasanenhof. That is an important contribution to climate protection. 


Easy applicationduring construction 

"It doesn't affect us much with the TS joint. We can do our normal processes," explains Benjamin Kaiser, construction manager at Stamm AG. Thanks to the meticulous planning and prefabricated components, we set up the building with 15 apartments in just three weeks. Construction projects with a lot of steel, brick and concrete take much longer. Often, planning and decisions are still being made on the construction site. That massively disrupts the construction process. With timber buildings, it's different. Technologies such as TS3 and construction projects built almost exclusively from wood are worth their weight in gold for us, says Kaiser.

Montage CLT

The cross laminated timber panels were pre-treated in the manufacturing plant and are easy to assemble.

Montage Stamm

An employee of Stamm assembles the cross-laminated timber boards with dovetail burners, then the TS3 casting resin is initiated.