Kaufmann Holz AG – Beam Assembly Hall, Reuthe
Kaufmann Holz AG – Beam Assembly Hall, Reuthe

Project Information


  • Structural Engineering
    DI Ingo Gehrer, Höchst
    Merz + Kaufmann, Dornbirn

  • Builder-Owner
    Kaufmann Holz AG, Reuthe



    Project facts
    n.b.ar. 1.900,00 m², GBV 17.000,00 m³

    Project Phases
    Hall Au
    Assembly Hall

    Text Hermann Kaufmann + Partner ZT GmbH,
    Translation Bronwen Rolls

    Photo Ignacio Martinez

    Kaufmann Holz AG – Beam Assembly Hall, Reuthe

    New timber construction technology enables a vast open assembly hall.

    The column-free room of the assembly hall measures 30 by 60 meters, running its length are two cranes with a weight baring loads of 6.3 tonnes each. Their rails sit on the concrete wall and on the open facade side of the hall, on Parallam supports, a veneer beam imported from Canada for increased strength. The roof spans five single-glazed sheds. They consist of two Parallam truss girders, which protrude four meters as rigid boxes over the seven-meter-high hall. On the courtyard facade side, they rest internally on (with Parallam) stanchions that are stiffened with the help of St. Andrew’s crosses. The six-meter-wide windows are emphasised with vertical timber shuttering that sits between horizontal form-work of the walls. Thanks to the Parallam truss technology, massive BSH binders (which reach more than 2.5 meters in height and obstructed the flow of light) could be avoided.

    Project Details


    • Holzbaupreis Vorarlberg
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      ZN Z-100, d´Architectures Nr. 128, S.31
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      ZN Z-280, IndustrieBau 06/2014, S. 68