In close collaboration with the architects Tye Farrow, WIEHAG calculated the statics and developed the construction plans. Approximately 330 m³ of glulam from larch, some of it double-curved, were produced and mechanically connected at the Altheim facility. The glulam structure for both the interior and exterior gives the building its distinctive wings made of larch wood.
The transport logistics were meticulously planned and prepared. 15 shipping containers were loaded for the sea transport. The assembly on-site in Jerusalem took about 15 weeks.
For the region, this wooden construction represents a true innovation. In all of Jerusalem, there is no comparable project where wood serves as the dominant facade element.
- Shaare Zedek Medical Center
- Farrow Partners and RO Architects
- Construction Cost
- $75 million USD
- Wood Species
- Glued Laminated Timber Volume
- 330 m³
- Assembly Time
- 15 weeks
- 15 shipping containers