Germany's tallest wooden high-rise under construction: The roots celebrates topping-out ceremony

Hamburg, 23 August 2023 - Erected from root to crown: GARBE Immobilien-Projekte celebrates "roots completed" in HafenCity in Hamburg. The topping-out ceremony marks an important milestone in the sustainable project development. With its approximately 65-metre-high wooden tower, roots is not only an architectural landmark, but also an important building block for the Hamburg project developer's vision of redensifying the city in a climate-neutral way. The tallest wooden high-rise building under construction in Germany will have 181 residential units, consisting of condominiums and publicly subsidised flats. The Embassy of Wildlife will open on the ground floor and mound level, an interactive exhibition by the German Wildlife Foundation, which will also operate a nature film cinema, a learning workshop and a high-quality restaurant here. Around 85 percent of the condominiums have already been sold. The average price per square metre is 10,000 euros. Letting of the subsidised flats will start in autumn 2023. The investment volume is 140 million euros. Completion of the project, designed by the Hamburg architectural firm Störmer Murphy and Partners, is planned for the first quarter of 2024.