Start of the season for HC Ajoie



The Swiss League ice hockey season starts today. For the time being, HC Ajoie will play away games until the new ice stadium - built of wood from the surrounding forests - is inaugurated on November 18, 2020. Here you can already take a virtual tour through the stadium.

The new Raiffeisen Arena made of wood with 4'650 seats will be the home arena of the ice hockey cup winner HC Ajoie. The wooden stadium was built by the "Syndicat intercommunal District de Porrentruy (SIDP)". Timbatec already developed a concept for the use of wood in the pre-project phase and has been accompanying the process ever since. Today the stadium is almost finished and can be visited in a virtual tour. (click on picture)

Anzeigebild virtuelle Tour

Early planning is central 

Anyone who wants to build with local wood has to plan early on: In order for the wood to be available in time, the community's forestry teams have to be involved at an early stage. For the ice rink in Pruntrut, Timbatec developed a concept for using wood from the surrounding community forests already in the pre-project phase. Regional companies sawed beams, boards and laminated wood lamellas from it for the construction of the ice rink. The by-products were used to produce multi-layer solid wood panels, which are also used in the ice rink. This significantly increased the round timber yield. You can learn more about the use of Swiss wood here.

Over 1'000 tons CO2 stored

The wooden construction not only offers protection against wind and weather - it also stores 1'161 tons CO2 . Because: Trees convert during growth thanks to photosynthesis CO2 into oxygen and carbon. Thus a cubic meter wood relieves the atmosphere around approximately one ton of the greenhouse gas. Who wants to make today a contribution to the climatic protection, builds today with wood. Timber buildings are however not only more ecological than comparable building projects from steel and concrete, but usually also faster finished. This is why more and more investors are turning to timber construction.

Luftaufnahme Baustelle Ajoie


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