Sustainable Wood Building Culture
in the Alpine Region

Wood has been a traditional construction material in the Alpine region for centuries, but its various advantages have never been more important than now. As a sustainable and locally available resource, the use of wood is a climate-friendly alternative which also supports the local economy, helps cut costs and time in construction, features excellent energy efficiency, makes for an enjoyable and comfortable living environment, and fosters a sense of regional identity.

As an Alpine Region Preparatory Action Fund (ARPAF) project, Triple Wood aims to promote a sustainable wood building culture in the EUSALP Region that brings social, ecological, and economical benefits to its communities.

TRIPLE WOOD consists of:
  • an exhibition of best practice examples from seven countries that showcases smart uses of timber as a construction material, be it long-spanning bridges, spectacular 24-storey highrises, affordable housing buildings or innovative refurbishment methods,
  • seminars on wood construction and energy efficiency fit for interested parties with no previous wood building experience as well as experienced actors intending to deepen their understanding and to build a regional network,
  • a road show featuring the exhibition, seminars, and public events at several locations in all partner countries,
  • an internet site presenting the exhibition projects and the schedule of the road show as well as providing further information on related topics.
Budget: 388,000 Euro (90% co-funding by the EU)
Dates: March 2018 to February 2020



You can download / order the catalogue here:

Triple Wood (German/Baden-Württemberg)
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Triple Wood (German/South-Tyrol)

Triple Wood (French)

Triple Wood (Italian)

Triple Wood (Slovenian)

Civil Engineering Works

  • 09Hyère River Road Bridge
  • 17Stuttgart Wood Bridge
  • 27Avisio River Footbridge
  • 44Forest Observation House
  • 52Elephant House Zoo Zurich

Multistorey Buildings

  • 02HoHo Wien
  • 10Building Cooperative Habrico
  • 28Social Housing Via Cenni
  • 45Karantanika Apartments

Residential Buildings

  • 03Stürcherwald House 
  • 11Chalet Chantemerle
  • 29Jesolo Lido Pool Villa
  • 46Scandinavian House

Commercial Use

  • 04Ski Hut Wolf
  • 12Sheep Stable
  • 30Oberholz Mountain Hut
  • 47Youth Hostel Punkl

Office Buildings

  • 01Illwerke Zentrum Montafon
  • 05Wälder Insurance
  • 13Administrative Offices
  • 31LignoAlp Office Building

Refurbishment and Restoration

  • 06Working quarters Josef Weiss
  • 22Freiburger Hof
  • 32Passeggiata dei Castani
  • 49Upgrading of Hotel Terme
  • 50Alpine Barn Apartment

Public Buildings

  • 07Civic Center
  • 08Fire Station Thal
  • 15Passive House School
  • 33Community Center Caltron
  • 51EXPANO Pavilion
  • 57Théâtre Vidy Pavilion

Special Projects

  • 06aLoft in the Barn
  • 34Sasso Nero Mountain Hut
  • 35Veidlerhof
  • 36Tree of Life
  • 48Wooden Interventions