German Red Cross District HQ


A building in Weingarten in Baden-Württemberg set a new record for the most Kielsteg used in a single project. A new four-storey building is being built as the district headquarters for the Red Cross in the Baden-Oberschwaben region. It provides space for an ambulance station and administrative offices. The roof and upper floors incorporate 5,000 m2 of Kielsteg elements.

5.000 m² of KIELSTEG Elements

20 m long Kielsteg elements are used with one axis of internal supports for the floors, and 12 m long elements are used for the shallow double-pitched roof.

Low foundation loading

Besides the space-spanning capability, Kielsteg was chosen for its light weight, in view of the fact that the new building is making use of an existing foundation.

Ecological and sustainable

Kielsteg elements are made of spruce and pine from sustainable forestry, and have an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).