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Construction of the biggest wooden building in Slovenia has started

Construction of the InnoRenew CoE building started with the introductory meeting of contractors at the end of last week in Izola. The company VG5 d.o.o. together with partner Marles Hiše Maribor, d.o.o. were chosen at the public tender, which was concluded at the end of 2019.

The construction of the building covering 8.200 m2 area in Izola’s Livade district, worth approximately 11 million euros, will commence in the coming days. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2021.

New InnoRenew CoE buildings. Image: InnoRenew CoE

The research institute was established as the main goal and result of the InnoRenew project, which was achieved in 2016 in the framework of the European Union Research and Innovation programme Horizon 2020. The institute’s building will consist of a hybrid combination of timber, concrete and steel. Construction of the upper part of the complex (1st-3rd floors) will be completely wooden, making the institute the largest wooden building in Slovenia so far. The InnoRenew CoE building is a research project itself, as during and after construction there will be intensive monitoring to provide insight into the aging of timber used for construction and to facilitate the planning of wooden construction in the future.

View of the institute from the west side. Image: InnoRenew CoE

The project InnoRenew is financed by European Commission (Grant Agreement #739574) under the Horizon2020 Widespread-Teaming program and the Republic of Slovenia (Investment funding of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union of the European regional Development Fund).