Katharina Heidkamp giving a lecture on the Puukuokka Housing at the Holzbau 2020 in Augsburg, Germany on February 21, 2020

Katharina Heidkamp of OOPEAA will give a lecture on the Puukuokka Housing at the Holzbau 2020 Conference in Augsburg, Germany on February 21, 2020. The conference is organized by the Institute for Building and Housing at the University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg.

Katharina Heidkamp, OOPEAA

Puukuokka Housing – The Potential of Wood as a Sustainable Building Material

February 21, 2020 at 14:45

Holzbau 2020 Conference

Holzbau Raummodule: Neue Wege Für Architectur und Handwerk

Handwerkskammer für Schwaben

Siebentischstraße 52

58 86161 Augsburg

The conference will last all day from 8:30 to 16:00.  All lectures are in German. To register to attend, please visit www.hs-augsburg.de/ibi

This year the Holzbau conference focuses on the application of prefabricated space modules and the use of wood in architecture. The majority of the speakers at the conference come from the German speaking countries, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. OOPEAA has been invited to present the case of Puukuokka as an example illustrating the potential for high quality and individual architectural expression that may be reached when skilfully applying prefabricated volumetric modules for multi-storey housing in wood.

Katharina Heidkamp will present the Puukuokka Housing in a lecture focusing on the potential of wood as a sustainable building material. Katharina Heidkamp has been a member of the OOPEAA Team since 2017. In her work she has a special focus on sustainability in architecture, and she is currently engaged in the Life Cycle Visualizer research and development project initiated and led by OOPEAA. The project is supported by funding from the Ministry of Environment, Finland as part of their Growth from Wood Program. The goal of the project is to develop an early assessment tool for evaluating the environmental impact of alternative material and structural choices in a building project.

Other speakers in the Holzbau 2020 conference include Harald Heusser, Director of Building at the City of Heidelberg, Germany, Johannes Kaufmann, Executive Director at the Johannes Kaufmann Architects in Dornbirn and Vienna, Austria, Mathias Kaufmann, Director of the Kaufmann Woodworks in Reuthe, Austria, Karin Merz of the Baurat Architects and Planners in Bern, Switzerland, Konrad Merz, Executive Director of Merz Kley Partners in Dornbirn, Austria, and Thomas Wehrle, Vice Director of ERNE AG Holzbau in Laufenburg, Switzerland.

The members of the Steering Committee for the conference are Professor Ph.D. Francois Collin, Professor Wolfgang Huss, Professor Ph.D. Elisabeth Krön, and Engineer Katrin Freitag.

For more information on the conference and for the full program, see here