Aim high – That's for sure!

Efficient and swift concreting with the PASCHAL Climbing system 240


General contractor NCC used PASCHAL climbing formwork for the stairwells and elevator shafts for the new WoodHub government building on the island of Funen. Denmark's tallest timber house will open in 2025.

An observation tower in a treetop path, a water tower in the Eifel mountain range or the largest timber house in Denmark: in many cases, builders want to aim high. And this works better by combining formwork and the Climbing system 240. To demonstrate this, we'll take you on a trip from a Danish Baltic Sea island to the Swiss border and visit special construction projects. They all have one thing in common: Together with the Climbing system 240, PASCHAL formwork 'grew' upwards and shortened the concreting times of towers, tall buildings and elevator shafts.

We travel from the island of Funen in Denmark to Lörrach am Rhein, stopping at Lüneburg Heath, the Eifel mountain range on the border with Belgium, before heading to the Grand Est region of France and then reaching the border town with Switzerland. This is because PASCHAL formwork solutions are used universally in construction projects – be it a government building, an observation tower, a water tower, an exposed concrete tower or a hotel tower: always in combination with the 240 Climbing system. No matter how different the dimensions and structural conditions were – whether a round tower or a square elevator shaft: the construction companies carrying out the project opted for PASCHAL climbing formwork in order to pour concrete quickly and work economically.

Concrete elevator shafts stabilise Denmark's largest timber house

In the case of WoodHub – the future government building in Odense – the formwork for the elevator shafts grew upwards floor by floor together with the climbing bracket 240. Because, even if you don't see it from the outside of the sustainable building: The timber structure – which extends over a total area of ​​31,000 m² over 7 floors, requires concrete on the inside as a stabilising material. A total of six concrete stairwells and elevator shafts support the WoodHub. NCC Danmark acted as general contractor for the project. WoodHub is being built according to plans designed by the well-known architectural office CF Møller Architects at a total budget of €86.5 million and will open in 2025.