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HAUT is a brand new building that will be completed at the end of 2021. The building has a height of 73 meters and 21 floors of apartments. It is built with wood as the main building material. This makes it the highest hybrid wooden HAUT is a development of HAUT CV and Lingotto. The design is by Team V Architecture in collaboration with ARUP.


Why wood?

HAUT mainly consist of only wood. Wood has been used as a building material for centuries. It is a very durable and strong material. Wood does not emit anything and naturally absorbs CO2. A big advantage of this material is that it is very light in weight. A total of 2,800m3 of wood is used for the residential tower. More than 2,500 tons of CO2 are stored here. This is equivalent to the annual emissions of about 400 households. Concrete was chosen for the lift core to compensate for the less favorable constructive parts of wood. The basement is also made of concrete because it stands in the water.


Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) was used when building this tower. Building with CLT is fast, cost-efficient, sustainable and circular. When this method is used, you can replace part of the main steel or concrete structure of the building. This is a not yet very well-known way of building, but it is the future.


BREEAM certification

HAUT has received a BREEAM Outstanding design certification. That is the highest degree in sustainability. A BREEAM certification is a sustainability certification that is used throughout Europe and that can be given to sustainable buildings. In order to receive certification, your building must meet a number of requirements, such as: being smart, self-sufficient, flexible and the materials must be sustainable, CO2-neutral and energy-positive. When a building meets these requirements, they can have a positive impact on the overall economic balance.

For example, they have incorporated the following things in the building, which has ensured that they have received higher points for the certification. The facade of the new building is made of heat-resistant triple glass. About 100 bird nests have been built over the facade. The district heating network is used to heat the apartments. The ventilation systems have CO2 and wind power control, which ensures that there is sufficient fresh air in the building. There are solar panels on both the roof and the facade so that a lot of energy can be generated. And all the rainwater that falls on the roofs and balconies is collected and reused via new systems for the roof gardens.