From the root to the crown: The "Roots" gets its first wooden elements

HafenCity, Hamburg, 16 May 2022 - At Baakenhafen harbour, the team of Garbe Immobilien-Projekte celebrated another milestone in the "Roots" construction project - currently Germany's tallest timber high-rise under construction: Last week, leading timber construction expert Rubner Holzbau delivered the first modular timber elements for the property, which were prefabricated with millimetre precision in the factory. Over the next few days, the team will assemble the eight modular wall and ceiling elements of the timber-framed building on site. By the summer of 2023, the 65-metre-high wooden residential tower will be built from around 1,200 wooden construction elements. The completion of the "Roots", which was designed by the Hamburg architectural firm Störmer Murphy and Partners, is planned for 2024.