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On August 28, 2019, the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI celebrated the topping-out ceremony for the “Center for Light and Environmentally Compatible Structures ZELUBA®“ together with the contractors. The new Fraunhofer WKI building with a total usable area of around 1,700 square meters is being built on the site of the Technical University of Braunschweig on Beethovenstrasse, in the immediate vicinity of the university's building institutes. With the ZELUBA® new building, Fraunhofer WKI is expanding its capacities for the development of sustainable lightweight construction solutions for buildings. The background is global challenges such as climate change, population growth and large transnational migration flows, which place new demands on the functionality and environmental balance of buildings. The location has been intentionally chosen: The collaboration between researchers at Fraunhofer WKI and TU Braunschweig is to become closer not only in terms of space, but also in terms of content.more info