Timber attracts attention


Read in our press review what the trade press writes about our projects.

  • Robotikprojekt Semiramis: Hängende Gärten für Zug

    Semiramis Robotics Project: Hanging Gardens for Zug

    Wir Holzbauer, Issue 1.2022 – The hanging gardens of Semiramis of Babylon are known as wonders of the world. The new hanging gardens on the grounds of the Tech Cluster Zug should at least attract attention throughout Switzerland. At the end of November, the "Semiramis" robotics project was presented at ETH Zurich. (Report in German)

  • ETH entwickelt mit künstlicher Intelligenz ein Pflanzenhochhaus

    ETH develops a plant tower with artificial intelligence

    Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Issue 24.11.2021 – Among the seven wonders of the ancient world are the Hanging Gardens of the Babylonian queen Semiramis. "Semiramis" is the name of a 22.5-meter-high architectural sculpture with 100 native plant species. Researchers from the group of ETH architecture professors Fabio Gramazio and Matthias Kohler developed the plant tower using a machine learning algorithm. (Report in German)

  • Erster Keller in Holzbauweise in der Schweiz

    First basement in wood construction in Switzerland

    Holz-Zentralblatt, Issue No. 47, 2021 – Timber construction can contribute to achieving climate targets particularly if it completely dispenses with the use of steel and concrete. A logical step in this direction is to do without these building materials in basements. Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG together with Timber Structures 3.0 AG and other business partners have built in Thun Switzerland's first basement made of wood. A research project has been underway since May. (Report in German)

  • HC Ajoie feiert Aufstieg in einem Vorzeigeholzbau

    HC Ajoie celebrates promotion in a flagship wooden building

    Pro Holz, Issue No. 3/2021 – HC Ajoie climbs to the National League A – an entire region celebrates! We don't know whether the regional wood used in the new Raiffeisen Arena in Porrentruy was the decisive factor. What is certain is that since this season, ice hockey has been played in two lighthouse projects: the Valiant Arena in Davos and the Raiffeisen Arena in Porrentruy. (Report in German)

  • Ein Haus ganz aus Holz

    A house made entirely of wood

    Thuner Tagblatt, Issue 10.11.2021 – Swiss timber construction pioneer Stefan Zöllig has built a house in Thun without heating and concrete. He has built a rather inconspicuous wooden house at Blümlimattweg 15 in Thun. It blends into the neighborhood in a way that is in keeping with the local heritage. But the building, which is practically finished, literally has its work cut out for it. (Report in German)

  • Ein Haus aus Holz, ganz ohne Beton und Heizung

    A house made of wood, completely without concrete and heating

    BZ Langenthaler Zeitung, Issue 10.11.2021 – From the outside, the house in a Thun neighborhood looks rather inconspicuous, but it holds a few surprises: Swiss timber construction pioneer Stefan Zöllig built it without heating. In addition, it is the first house in Switzerland to be made of wood right down to the basement. Zöllig lives in it himself with his family, as a kind of self-experiment. (Report in German)

  • In diesem Haus lebt man ohne Heizung

    In this house you live without heating

    Berner Zeitung, Issue 10.11.2021 – Swiss timber construction pioneer Stefan Zöllig has built a house in Thun without heating or concrete. It is also the first house in Switzerland to be made of wood right down to the basement. (Report in German)

  • Ein Haus ohne Heizung und Beton

    A house without heating and concrete

    Berner Oberländer, Issue 10.11.2021 – Wood construction pioneer Stefan Zöllig has built a house made entirely of wood from the basement to the roof – and without heating. How does that work? (Report in German)

  • Leuchtturmprojekt Fasanenhof –  Mit Holz statt Beton zum  Minergie-P-Mehrfamilienhaus

    Fasanenhof lighthouse project – Using wood instead of concrete to create a Minergie-P-multi-family house

    Anzeiger Frenkendorf, Issue No. 15-2021 – This year, the Fasanenhof was the first Minergie-P-apartment building in Frenkendorf. What also makes this building a special lighthouse project is the climate-friendly and forward-looking use of wood instead of concrete. (Report in German)

  • Anerkennung für die WTK Rynetel und das Krokodil

    Recognition for WTK Rynetel and the "Krokodil"

    Themenheft von Hochparterre, Issue Oktober 2021 – We are particularly pleased about the recognition for the Rynetel Wildlife Bridge and "Krokodil" projects. As timber engineers, we were able to play a decisive role in shaping these projects. (Report in German)

  • Schwarz und schön

    Black and beautiful

    Wir Holzbauer, Issue 7.2021 – Dark on the outside, bright and transparent on the inside: In the new company building of an electrical engineering firm, the open architecture is intended to support constructive and respectful teamwork. A good team spirit already prevailed at the construction site. The woodwork was done by two woodworkers working together. (Report in German)

  • Freie Bahn für Hase, Hirsch und Reh

    A clear path for hare, deer and roe deer

    Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Issue 09.10.2021 – Wildlife bridges serve traffic safety and the preservation of biodiversity. The concept has long since been perfected, but there are problems with implementation. (Report in German)

  • Bauen geht ohne Stahl und Beton

    Building goes without steel and concrete

    Der Bund, 20.09.2021 – On 26.09.2021, the population of the Canton of Bern will vote on a climate protection article - Timbatec says YES. Because: building with wood makes a significant contribution to climate protection. In today's edition of "Der Bund" Stefan Zöllig explains why we have to stop building with steel and concrete. (Report in German)

  • Das Holz: Zwischen ökologischem und ökonomischem Bewusstsein

    The Wood: Between ecological and economic awareness

    Baukader.ch, Issue 09/2021 – Some indicators speak for themselves: material prices have risen sharply, and the price of wood is no exception: the price of Finnish lumber has increased by 57 % since the beginning of the year. The price of lumber in the U.S. remains high, although the pandemic effect (less travel, more money to finance home renovations, land for construction projects) is no longer relevant. And Switzerland? (Report in French)

  • Keller aus Holz? Ja, das geht!

    Cellar made of wood? Yes, that's possible!

    Baukader.ch, Issue 09/2021 – Building a basement completely out of wood? Timbatec founder Stefan Zöllig is convinced that it can be done and, as a private builder, is demonstrating it himself. In the construction of his new apartment building with six apartments in Thun, he had the basement built entirely in wood. An experiment, as he himself says. Nevertheless, he firmly believes in success. (Report in German)

  • Ruhig wohnen – auch in grossen Gebäuden aus Holz

    Live quietly – even in large buildings made of wood

    bauen modern, Issue 2/2021 – Nowadays, more and more large residential buildings are built in timber construction. Their occupants are very satisfied with the building acoustics. This is the result of an extensive scientific survey on the subjective perception of sound in the living environment. The high level of occupant satisfaction is due to the fact that modern multi-storey wooden buildings use tried-and-tested solutions with sound-robust construction solutions. (Report in German)

  • Erste Wildtierbrücke aus Holz

    First wildlife overpass made of wood

    Initiative Holz, Annual Report 2020 – It took a long time to convince people: More than 20 years ago, Stefan Zöllig demonstrated that wood is the right choice of construction material for wildlife bridges. Today, the Rynetel wooden bridge over the A1 highway is impressive - and more will follow. (Report in German)

  • Das Schulhaus Aeschi wurde ursprünglich in Stahl und Beton geplant

    The Aeschi school building was originally planned in steel and concrete

    BEO Holz, Annual Report 2020 – The old school building in Aeschi bei Spiez, built in 1909, has reached the limits of its capacity. A new three-story building in timber construction is now extending the school building. Originally, a project made of reinforced concrete was planned. Thanks to the persuasion of various stakeholders, a modern wooden building - with wood from the surrounding community forests - now stands next to the old school building. (Report in German)

  • Endlich hat die Oberstufe ihre eigene Schulküche

    Finally the school has its own school kitchen

    Bieler Tagblatt, Issue 03.07.2021 – The school Dotzigen gets new rooms for natural history, music and cooking. After a year of construction, the Büetigen-Diessbach-Dotzigen Upper School Association has been handed the key. (Report in German)

  • Erstes Kapitel Lokstadt

    First chapter Lokstadt

    Mikado, Issue 07.2021 – A new district is being built in Winterthur: Lokstadt. The first building is called the «Krokodil» and is one of the largest wooden buildings in Switzerland. www.mikado-online.de (Report in German)



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Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

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Tel: +41 58 255 15 10


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