Rhineland-Palatinate Timber Construction Award 2018
Particularly successful wooden buildings were awarded the „Timber Construction Award 2018“ on June 12 in Mainz. The aim is to promote the use and further development of the resource-conserving and sustainable building material wood. The buildings and building complexes are intended to represent a future-oriented overall concept. The number of temporarily needed buildings is increasing rapidly. So also in the school sector with the many refurbishment measures and restructuring. At the future comprehensive school in Trier, a construction of the Mobi:Space system in building class 4 was used for the first time.
Object: Temporary School Mobi:Space in Trier, GE Builder: Stadtverwaltung Trier, Gebäudewirtschaft Architect: werk.um Architekten GbR, Darmstadt, GE Structural engineer: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE Timber construction: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE Photographer: Thomas Ott
Rhineland-Palatinate Timber Construction Award 2018 – acknowledgement
Pavilion „Himmelgrün“ was created at the Landesgartenschau 2015 in Landau. Douglas fir wood was used to implement the static sophisticated concept. The welcoming gesture continues even after the garden show: the pavilion can still be admired on site until 2020. During the big event he was the most attractive attraction. Approximately 700 out of a total of 2000 events Find your worthy setting.
The German Timber Construction Award 2011 is presented. During the ceremonies held at the LIGNA, the World Fair for the Forestry and Wood Industries on 31 May in Hannover, four prizes and seven awards of recognition were presented to builders, architects, structural engineers and wood construction companies participating in the projects.
Object: Episcopal youth welfare office, Don Bosco, Mainz, GE Builder: Episcopal Chair of the Mainz Diocese User: German National Association of Catholic Youth and the Episcopal youth welfare office in the Mainz Diocese Architect / Interior architect: Angela Fritsch Architekten BDA, Seeheim-Jugenheim, GE Structural engineer:TSB Ingeneurgesellschaft, Darmstadt, GE Timber construction: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE Materials: Untreated silver fir wood on the interior, untreated larch wood on the facade, exposed floor coating, decorative concrete, transparent roofing design Photograph: Rüdiger Mosler
Rhineland-Palatinate Timber Construction Award 2011
Following receipt of the German Timber Construction Award, the company has now received the Rhineland-Palatinate Timber Construction Award. The Rhineland-Palatinate Timber Construction Award 2011 was presented by Ulrike Höfken, Minister of Forestry, on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 in Mainz.
For jury appraisal: The newly constructed Episcopal youth welfare office with its untreated larch and fir wood facade forms the centre point of the youth-related work in the Diocese of Mainz. Ceiling-high windows structured with vertically traversing wood lesenes articulate the natural wood facade. The qualities of the wood material are greatly accentuated within the building interior. The horizontal wall boarding of silver fir wood and the wooden ceiling rods of covered affixed stripping create a pleasant and natural interior room quality. The spatial conception reveals a futuristic architecture with a proven application of wood, whose material quality conveys a feeling of warmth and security to the user.
Object: Episcopal youth welfare office, Don Bosco, Mainz, GE Architect / Interior architect: Angela Fritsch Architekten BDA, Seeheim-Jugenheim, GE Timber construction: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE Photograph: Rüdiger Mosler
Hessen Timber Construction Award 2011
Appraised by the jury: The timber construction expansion and conversion of the former public health office in Offenbach into a single-class primary school, including a nursery school and kindergarten, has been exemplary with regard to its design, constructive approach and urban development aspects. Accordingly it was recognized by the jury as an extraordinary success.
The existing structure was commendably integrated. The villa, first constructed in the 19th Century, was expanded in 1965 with a simple cubic structure. Although the materials and colour-concept were carried over at the time, the building proved severely lacking in volume and appearance and did not achieve the architectural quality of the villa, itself.
The demand for space brought about by its new purpose made a further expansion of the annex through an additional storey necessary. A steel and wood supporting structure was used in order to comply with height specifications and to retain a freely suspended ceiling where possible. Steel supports form the framework, onto which further timber structure is attached to support the high-insulating wooden facade cladding made of untreated larch wood, as well as the roof.
Planners and craftsmen succeeded in creating a stand-alone structure that conveyed an airy and well proportioned appearance. It stands with confidence next to the red brick villa. The sharp contrast between the building structures is enticing, stimulating and mutually supporting. The old facade structure has been integrated. The roof elevation causes an apparent elongation of the elements, allowing the facade to appear elegant and balanced. Room-high windows and the play with half-open, half-closed wooden strips guarantee ample lighting throughout the premises.
Project: Erasmus School renovation, 63069 Offenbach, GE Builder:SOH Public Utilities Offenbach, Holding GmbH, Offenbach am Main, GE Architect: Angela Fritsch Architekten BDA, Seeheim-Jugenheim, GE Interior architect: Angela Frisch Architekten BDA Structural engineer: Wameling Ingenieur GmbH, Offenbach am Main, GE Fire protection: T|S|B Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Darmstadt, GE Timber construction company: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE Photograph: Prof. Leistner
German Timber Construction Award 2007, shortlisted
The jury’s appraisal: With its elliptical form, the Ministry’s canteen mediates between the surrounding architecture and the adjoining nature conservation area. It forms a wonderful dining-hall and cafeteria, whose particular spatial quality is defined by the vertically oriented sun louvers made of untreated wood mounted in front of the facade.
Object: Casino for the German Federal Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition in Bonn Builder: German Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Bonn, GE Architects: Heinle, Wischer and Partners, Cologne, GE Structural engineer: Schreiber Engineering, Stuttgart, GE Timber construction company: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE
Timber construction award from the state of Rhineland-Palatinate 2006
The jury’s appraisal: The “Haus der Nachhaltigkeit” (House of Sustainability) exhibition and seminar building lies in the middle of the Northern Vosges Palatinate Forest biosphere reserve. It reflects the theme of “sustainability” in its own way. The building presents itself as an object of contemplation through the selection of natural materials and their material-compatible usage. In doing so, it succeeds in depicting the diverse demands associated with the theme. Its massive timber construction comes very close to the concept of sustainability, as various types of wood were incorporated, including Douglas fir, pine and oak. For this, approx. 1,000 solid cubic metres of locally forested wood was used from the building’s immediate vicinity, while the energy concept supports the sustainability of the building through the use of wood pellets, solar panels, a photovoltaic system and rainwater.
Object: Exhibition building in Trippstadt Builder: The German state of Rhineland-Palatinate, Ministry for the Environment, Forestry and Consumer Protection, Mainz, GE Architect: Rabaschus and Rosenthal, Office for Architecture and City Planning, Dresden, GE Structural engineer: IEZ, Wiesenfelden, GE Timber construction company: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE
Timber construction award from the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg 2006
The jury’s appraisal: The state-of-the-art, timber construction housing development, a concept implemented within the framework of the “cubic houses” project, has been described as being both new and unusual at the same time: The dream of realising a town house-based development of free-standing, privately owned homes deserves special consideration and observation, above and beyond the context of “timber construction”. 13 similarly constructed, yet individual, privately owned homes of high quality design were created in checkerboard pattern amidst extensive green spaces. Cube houses have impressively demonstrated that a compact and standardised building style is not necessarily synonymous with monotony. The cooperative determination of the planners and builders to realise an innovative, trend-setting housing development project was their guide to this impressive solution.
Object: State-of-the-art residential park in Karlsruhe, GE Builder: Volkswohnung GmbH, Karlsruhe, GE Architects: Würfelhaus (Cube house) project community: Dagmar Zschocke evaplan-Architecure and Gilbert+Holzapfel City Planning, Karlsruhe, GE Structural engineer: Prof. Seim+Partner, Weingarten, GE Timber construction company: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE
Hessen Timber Construction Award 1999
The “Haus des Handwerks” can be seen as a flagship for the trade skills and craftsmanship. Photo left: The underside of the dome as seen from the presentation platform. The dome is formed by a network of plank ribbing. The board formwork stabilizes the support structure and is, at the same time, the ceiling intrados. Photo right: Exterior view of the Caparol Information and Training Centre.
Object: “Haus des Handwerks” (House of Skilled Trades), Ober-Ramstadt, GE Builder: Deutsche Amphibolin-Werke from Robert Murjahn GmbH & Co. KG, Ober-Ramstadt, GE Concept: Tillo Schmidt, Freiburg, GE Architects: Architekturbüro Braun, Darmstadt, GE; Gerd Ehrlicher, Griesheim, GE Structural engineer: IEZ (International Development Centre for Wood Construction), Julius Natterer, Saulburg/Wiesenfelden, GE Executing timber construction company: Ochs GmbH, Kirchberg, GE