Showcase project

Sensations wooden block

Strasbourg (67), France
Strasbourg's Sensations wooden bloc under construction © He4 Photo

Thrilling timber

View of the facade of one of the Sensations wooden block buildings in Strasbourg © He4 Photo

Skyscraping wood

The Sensations wooden block is part of the ÉcoCité Strasbourg Métropole Deux Rives development project.

This exceptional ensemble is a low-carbon wooden construction demonstrator of great height, the largest in France at the time of its inauguration, 38 m high.

It consists of 3 buildings with central wooden cores, such as floors, load-bearing walls and facade (CLT laminated timber). The column-beam structure is glulam.

The largest building has 11 levels and the other two 8 levels. They welcome 146 homes and shops at the foot of the building.

Wooden block Sensations in Strasbourg: detail of a facade © He4 Photo

Sensations wooden block :
key points

Owner: Bouygues Immobilier Est

Architects: Koz Architects, ASP Architecture

General contractor: Eiffage Construction Nord-Est

Floor area: 9 146 m²

Delivery: spring 2019