WOODIE – HAMBURGS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY STUDENT ACCOMMODATION.
A stay at WOODIE is literally like moving into the woods.
One of the most important goals in the development of this one of a kind student accommodation, was to keep the environmental footprint as small as possible! WOODIEs 371 rooms are made entirely of wood. Wood is a natural building material, in the process of growing it absorbs CO² from the atmosphere. It’s light and very strong, it provides great thermal insulation, it’s got a nice warm touch and cozy feel. Wood breathes and regulates the humidity and climate of your room naturally. Studies have found, that people are more relaxed in wooden rooms and their heart rate goes down.
Wood has traditionally been the most important building material in ancient times and is currently making a big comeback. With the latest - passive and active - fire precautions (firewalls, fire detection systems etc.) wood buildings are now as safe as any other modern building.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck WOODIE? > 3800 m³ European Pinewood.
The buildings 3800 m³ of wood have bound about 3484 tons of CO² from the atmosphere, thats the CO² equivalent of 23 million kilometres by car.
The pinewood stems from sustainably managed woods in Austria (3800 m³ of wood is the equivalent of 27 acres of woods). Wood is the only building material with a positive CO² footprint. That’s why WOODIEs ecological footprint is much smaller than that of brick and mortar buildings. Our experts even go as far as saying that WOODIE is compensating the CO² of an entire conventional building.