Urban timber construction

Constructing buildings for future generations.


Construction materials such as cement and concrete are particularly harmful to the environment. This is why we rely on wood for construction to meet the demand for housing in Berlin in a climate-friendly manner.

Wood is both an important carbon sink and a sustainable building material. Schumacher Quartier is expected to be a model neighborhood for urban timber construction. The buildings in the first construction phase alone will be of at least 50% wood construction. In the process, various established and also experimental types of construction will be utilized. In the later construction phases the proportion of wood used will be gradually increased.

Working jointly with the State of Brandenburg the goal is to develop a regional production chain for timber construction and ecological building materials. This means that the wood for constructing Schumacher Quartier comes from the local region. It is then processed in the neighboring Urban Tech Republic as well as elsewhere before being installed in the residential district.

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Urban timber construction

Comprehensive information on the topic of “urban timber construction” in the Schumacher Quartier and Berlin TXL.