Triple Wood (triple wood - sustainable wood building culture in the alpine region)

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Action Group 2 - Economic development
Lead organization: 
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Housing Baden-Württemberg


Project content

Wood has been a traditional construction material in the Alpine region for centuries, but its various advantages have never been more important than now. As a sustainable and locally available resource, the use of wood is a climate-friendly alternative, which also supports the local economy, helps cut costs and time in construction, features excellent energy efficiency, makes for an enjoyable and comfortable living environment, and fosters a sense of regional identity.
As an Alpine Region Preparatory Action Fund (ARPAF) project, Triple Wood aims to promote a sustainable wood building culture in the EUSALP Region that brings social, ecological, and economical benefits to its communities.

Triple Wood consists of…

  • an exhibition of best practice examples from seven countries that showcases smart uses of timber as a construction material, be it long-spanning bridges, spectacular 24-storey high-rises, affordable housing buildings or innovative refurbishment methods,
  • seminars on wood construction and energy efficiency fit for interested parties with no previous wood building experience as well as experienced actors intending to deepen their understanding and to build a regional network,
  • a road show  featuring the exhibition, seminars, and public events at several locations in all partner countries,
  • an internet site presenting the exhibition projects and the schedule of the road show as well as providing further information on related topics.


Project Partners

  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg (DE, Lead)
  • Energy Agency of South Tyrol – CasaClima (IT)
  • proHolzBW GmbH (DE)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food supported by the Wood Industry Cluster (SI)
  • Union of Forest Communities in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR)
  • Wood Industry Cluster Lignum (CH)



The project is co-financed by the European Union (Alpine Region Preparatory Action Funds - ARPAF)


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Start and closure dates: 
March 2018 to February 2020