110 & 111 Ann Street, Savannah | USA

Encompassing 39,000 m2, the 6-storey Ann Street Lofts feature 390 flats and were built using 4,200 m3 of binderholz CLT BBS and 950 m3 of binderholz glulam. Pre-installation of steel parts included, the solid wood elements were supplied directly from our plants. These residential buildings mark the first buildings in South-West Georgia | USA built from CLT BBS.


Project Residential building housing 390 flats
Location Savannah, Georgia, USA
Completion 2023
Client Choate Construction
Architecture LS3P Associates
Statics Tharpe Engineering Group
Developer Tidal Real Estate Partners
Material use 4,200 m3  binderholz CLT BBS, 950 m3  binderholz glulam

Unique and sustainable solid wood buildings

Situated in the centre of Savannah, 110 & 111 Ann Street, together called Ann Street Lofts, were built using prefabricated solid wood elements. Their design offers singular interior aesthetics inspired by exposed wood materials. Walls, ceilings and other structural elements were extensively clad in wood and feature premium surfaces. The wood itself offers warm, rich colours and a sense of natural beauty. The flats are equipped with large windows that provide lots of natural light and an inviting ambience. Together, these multi-family projects add fantastic amenities, two underground parking levels and close to 400 luxury flats to the coastal city.

Their tenants enjoy an exterior swimming pool with a sun terrace, joint coworking spaces, lounges for get-togethers, a dog off-leash area, a fitness centre, art studios, on-site parking and electric vehicle charging stations.

Building with prefabricated wood

With their 6 storeys, the buildings were built on a concrete plinth on top of which rests a 5-storey wood construction. binderholz was responsible for works planning and production of the solid wood elements including pre-installation of all steel parts. From the plants, the material was delivered to the construction site after being temporarily stored in a hall in the USA. Prefabricating the CLT BBS and glulam elements allowed for increased installation efficiency and less waste.

Essential for planning, coordination and execution of the solid wood elements' installation was the method of Building Information Modelling. Using the model allowed the team to simulate and test installation processes, make necessary changes and prevent construction delays.

Moreover, wood is more sustainable than conventional materials such as concrete and steel. It's completely renewable, features excellent insulation properties and stores carbon.

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