PROOX equipes LifeCycle Tower ONE by CREE


(2012-07-12) CREE and Hermann Kaufmann Architects are presenting with the LifeCycle Tower ONE in Dornbirn/Austria new strategies for sustainable buildings.


A very recognizable building has been equipped with PROOX restroom accessories. The LifeCycle Tower ONE in Dornbirn / Austria.

No matter how you see the world of tomorrow: One glance at our climate and today’s global living conditions is enough to recognize that new strategies are needed.

More than 50% of today’s world population are living in cities with more than one million inhabitants – trend rising. Resources are getting increasingly scarce. Emissions of CO² through the global construction industry are on the rise continuously. Cities account for more than three-quarters of the worldwide energy consumption. No wonder that everybody is talking about sustainability when it comes to looking at the future.

CREE is taking one step forward. By building multi-storey, CO² neutral hybrid houses, based on a sustainable, natural main component: wood.

For only those things that regrow can become truly big.

"Despite the obvious consequences of global climate change, urban development still focuses on customary, conventionally produced prototypes with long construction periods and complex execution of construction work. This way, the global construction industry is currently responsible for 40% of today’s energy and resource consumption and produces 40% of the arising waste and CO² emissions." says DI Hubert Rhomberg, Managing Director of the wellknowned Rhomberg-Holding.

CREE takes another path. With an up to 100m high CO²-neutral wooden hybrid house, which provides minimized resource and energy consumption in its entire lifecycle: the LifeCycle Tower.

A LifeCycle Tower is erected as system construction: many modules are already prefabricated ex works and are assembled at the building site. Architect Prof. DI Hermann Kaufmann: "Compared to conventional designs of similar buildings, the construction time can be reduced by half – as well as contamination through dirt, dust and noise. The LifeCycle Tower, which is planned as plus energy or passive house, can be designed individually, generate electricity through a photo-voltaic façade, and it demonstrates a new, sustainable type of living and working on up to 30 storeys in tomorrow’s big cities."