Print reference Apartment buildings Wolf and Edelweiss
 

Apartment buildings Wolf and Edelweiss, Andermatt

2017

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After The Chedi Hotel, Timbatec was awarded another contract in the holiday village Andermatt Reuss. At the two apartment buildings Wolf and Edelweiss, the timber construction engineers were responsible for the statics of the roof construction and for the fire protection of the shingle facade of one residential building.

The Apartment Houses are Located at the New Andermatt Village Square. zoom
The Apartment Houses are Located at the New Andermatt Village Square.
Heavy-duty Roofs: Timbatec Planned the Roof Constructions zoom
Heavy-duty Roofs: Timbatec Planned the Roof Constructions
Apartment House Wolf: Covered with Timber Shingles from top to Bottom zoom
Apartment House Wolf: Covered with Timber Shingles from top to Bottom
In Detail: Part of the Larch Timber Facade zoom
In Detail: Part of the Larch Timber Facade
A Fire Test Proved the Fire Protection for the Shingle Facade zoom
A Fire Test Proved the Fire Protection for the Shingle Facade

The Project

The two new apartment houses Wolf and Edelweiss are located directly at the new village square of Andermatt. They were developed in a joint venture of Schmid Immobilien AG in Ebikon and Sawiris' Andermatt Swiss Alps AG. Haus Edelweiss has 15 apartments with 2.5 to 4.5 rooms and two spacious maisonettes under the roof. There are 23 apartments in Haus Wolf: at the top four maisonettes, on the lower floors the apartments with 2.5 to 4.5 rooms.  


The Challenge

In both houses, the main roof was constructed as a carpenter's construction in wood with thermal insulation in between. Andermatt, which lies at 1450 meters above sea level, has long winters with lots of snow. The roofs of the two houses must therefore withstand quite heavy loads - around nine kilonewtons per square meter, about one ton.


Another requirement is that the roof structures should not be visible from the outside. They had to be almost completely hidden in the building. On the other hand, the loads could not be carried over the walls due to the interior design. 


Another challenge was the shingle facade made of larch timber on Haus Wolf. Because there is no evidence of fire behaviour, Timbatec had to carry out a fire test. In the civil defence training centre in Erstfeld, the shingle façade was reproduced at a height of five metres and a fire test was carried out under controlled conditions. Thanks to this experiment, it was possible to show the fire protection authority that the protection objectives for this façade were achieved.  

  • Wolf roof area 760 m² of glued laminated timber 
  • Roof house Wolf 78 m³ built-in wood 
  • Roof house Wolf 130 m³ 
  • Shingled facade Haus Wolf 1100 m²  
  • Roof area Edelweiss 600 m² of glued laminated timber
  • Roof house Edelweiss 23 m³ built-in wood 


Services Timbatec 

  • Preliminary project 
  • Cost estimation 
  • Construction project 
  • Fire protection
  • Site inspections
  • Statics/Design
  • Text for tender
  • Implementation project
  • Fire test carried out 

Timber Construction Engineer
Timbatec Holzbauingenieure Schweiz AG, Zürich
8006 Zürich
Timber Farmer, Shingle Facade Haus Wolf
Otto Schuler Holzbau GmbH
6467 Schattdorf
Timber Builder, Roof Construction
Holzbau Bucher AG
6064 Kerns
Building Owner
Saschi Immobilien AG
6490 Andermatt
Architect
Müller Sigrist
8004 Zürich
General Contractor
Schmid Generalunternehmung AG
6030 Ebikon

 

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Switzerland:

Headquarters

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Niesenstrasse 1, 3600 Thun

Tel: +41 58 255 15 10

thun@timbatec.ch


Zürich Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Ausstellungsstrasse 36, 8005 Zürich

Tel: +41 58 255 15 20

zuerich@timbatec.ch


Bern Branch

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers Switzerland Ltd.

Falkenplatz 1, 3012 Bern

Tel: +41 58 255 15 30

bern@timbatec.ch

Austria:

Headquarters Vienna (A) 

Timbatec Timber Construction Engineers GmbH
Im Werd 6/31a, 1020 Wien 
Tel: +43 720 2733 01

wien@timbatec.at


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