Successful wood and straw construction

All participants in the construction project "Haus St. Wunibald" in Plankstetten invested their heart and soul into the monastery building made from wood and straw.

First of all the architects hirner & riehl architekten in Munich. They came up with the idea of straw bale building and together with the monks they planned this complex construction with its very high requirements of fire protection and statics.

After all the planning was finished with many professionals involved the phase of actual building started. „Haus St. Wunibald“ in the Benedictine Abbey of Plankstetten consists of 50 wall elements , 25 massif wood ceilings and many roof elements.

Never before have so many wood-straw elements been prefabricated and installed in a carpentry shop in the south of Germany. The Bavarian carpentry company "Bogner Holzbau GmbH" built with straw for the first time and has done an impressiv job.

Here you can see the highlight pictures of this construction phase.

The photos are from Mr. Lorenz Märtl, who is documenting the construction process of this reference building for the Interreg project UP STRAW.

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