An outstanding construction on the Rhine.
Timber Peak
6 good reasons for the LeopoldQuartier Office
The best office
location in Mainz
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Development of the historic former customs port Zollhafen in Mainz is writing a new chapter in the city’s history. As a highly visible landmark in this new, vibrant quarter, Timber Peak is playing a significant role. The office tower has a waterside location and offers an exceptional workplace with varied green spaces and leisure areas. The neighbourhood is part of the buzzing Neustadt district of Mainz, and the Old Town is easily reachable on foot or by bike.

To Mainz cathedral:
15 MINS
(public transport)
To the central station:
10 MINS
(public transport)
To Frankfurt Airport:
35 MINS (car)
To the motorway:
5 MINS
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Architecture
of the future
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Timber Peak is the first timber hybrid high-rise building in Mainz. Its award-winning architecture creates smart office space for the highest aesthetic and ecological requirements.

The many natural wood surfaces and the high proportion of daylight in the interior establish health and sustainability in the workplace as the new state of the art.

The many natural wood surfaces and the high proportion of daylight in the interior establish health and sustainability in the workplace as the new state of the art.

Timber Peak is the first timber hybrid high-rise building in Mainz. Its award-winning architecture creates smart office space for the highest aesthetic and ecological requirements.

A high-rise with an outlook
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With its 12 storeys and at a height of almost 45 metres, Timber Peak opens up new horizons in Mainz Zollhafen. Situated at the tip of the 8-hectare harbour basin, it offers spectacular views across the banks of the Rhine and Mainz Old Town.

The spacious terraces on the fifth floor and on the rooftop decks provide greened outdoor areas with a wide range of possibilities for individual design. On a total area covering around 200 square metres, employees can enjoy a breath of fresh air with some rest and relaxation.
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Timber: a renewable
building material

Timber is fit for the future as a building material. It is renewable, locks up CO₂, bears high loads and has a low self-weight. The timber hybrid construction for Timber Peak uses 1,050 cubic metres of wood, which means that around 1,000 tonnes CO₂ are stored inside over the long term. This corresponds roughly to the annual carbon emissions from a village with 125 inhabitants.

Timber Peak has a flexible design that allows the materials to be used in manifold ways when the building has come to the end of its lifetime. Deconstruction allows the top-quality timber construction elements to be dismantled into individual parts and then processed into furniture and materials such as paper and wood pellets. The carbon cycle is complete when the wood is composted or used thermally.

Climate-neutral and
cost-efficient
operation
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Timber Peak makes use of its own integrative low-energy concept that combines a number of renewable energy sources, including photovoltaics, geothermal energy and adiabatic cooling.  The aim is to consume the smallest possible amount of energy while achieving the greatest possible degree of self-sufficiency and cost stability. Sourcing the remaining electricity as renewable energy as well results in everyday operation that is entirely climate neutral.
Geothermal energy

Ground-sourced
heating

Timber Peak relies upon this renewable energy source as well. The activation of more than 120 piles that are necessary for structural reasons generates around 240 MWh heating energy and around 80 MWh cooling energy per year.
Even the ancient Celtic, Roman and Germanic peoples used the geothermal energy in hot springs. Today, the heat in the Earth’s crust is harnessed using geothermal systems. The energy can be used for producing and storing heat, but also for cooling.
Photovoltaics

Solar-generated
electricity

Formerly exclusive to space travel, nowadays sunlight is converted into electrical energy on almost every new building as standard. The photovoltaic panels fitted on the roof of Timber Peak provide power for a share of the building’s requirements.
The energy supplied by the sun in one year is more than 10,000 times the amount needed by everybody in the whole world. Using this sheer inexhaustible source of energy not only reduces costs for office tenants, but also makes a valuable contribution towards protecting the climate.
Adiabatic Cooling

Water-generated
coldness

In the current climate and energy crisis, this resource-friendly, low-tech principle has been rediscovered. Using adiabatic cooling and passive night cooling, Timber Peak creates a pleasant temperature and indoor climate at the height of summer as well, without harming the environment.
Adiabatic cooling makes use of the coldness resulting from the evaporation of air and water as natural, renewable sources. It is a principle that was used as far back as ancient times, when wet towels were hung outside open windows to cool the houses.
Smart Office

Intelligent
building technology

According to recent studies, the climate change transition will not happen without intelligent buildings. Up to 30% energy can be saved if building technology systems are adapted to actual office use. Timber Peak uses smart sensors to keep track of everyday comfort and energy efficiency at the workplace in real time.
The restructuring of our workplaces also requires intelligent usage concepts that ensure flexible working and an efficient use of space. A smart office building is focused on its occupants and their needs, and therefore contributes actively towards commercial success.
Mobility

Fossil-free
commuting

People who cycle to the office are boosting their health and making an active contribution towards protecting the climate. Timber Peak is located on the banks of the Rhine, and its bicycle-friendly concept makes this form of transport an especially attractive choice. In the spacious bicycle storage room, e-charging facilities and convenient shower rooms are available as standard.
Besides the good public transport connections, Timber Peak offers a sustainable and sophisticated mobility concept. Electric cars and e-bikes can be booked easily online, and all car parking spaces are equipped with e-charging.
ESG and Taxonomy

Sustainable
real estate

The EU taxonomy is a European Commission initiative that aims to fight climate change. Its defined guidelines are driving the transformation towards a green economy. In future, projects are only expected to receive financing if they are ESG-compliant, in other words if they serve as evidence that a company is sustainable and transparent.
Timber Peak fulfils the criteria of the EU taxonomy for environmental objective 1 and makes a “substantial contribution towards mitigating climate change”. This means that all aspects of sustainability – protecting the environment (Environmental), social justice (Social) and good governance (Governance) – are officially documented. In addition, the course has been set for tenants to use the building with the greatest possible degree of sustainability.
Certifications

A quality seal for
sustainable building

Certifications are a guarantee of sustainability during construction and their strict requirements contribute to future-proofing building projects. Timber Peak is aiming for DGNB in Gold for its resource-friendly timber hybrid construction and also for its integrative energy concept and the potential deconstruction of the building.
German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB): Pre-Certificate in Gold

Facts & Figures

35
minutes to Frankfurt airport
1,000
tonnes CO₂ stored in the timber
3
metres floor-to-ceiling height
200
m² terrace areas
12
storeys
8,500
m² rental space
360° view
Office Space

Showroom of
corporate culture

Timber Peak offers a total of 8,500 m² office space on 12 storeys. Spacious rooms, natural wood surfaces and a high proportion of daylight create a healthy and sustainable atmosphere for work. CO₂ detectors and increased air renewal rates keep everyone clearheaded in the seminar rooms at all times.
The new work concept is a megatrend that is fundamentally transforming how work is approached, and offices are changing along with it. Whereas previously workplaces were merely functional, they are increasingly developing into a showroom for the respective corporate culture. In Timber Peak, smart usage concepts and hybrid models of working are paired with the flexibility that is necessary for room design.

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Construction of Timber Peak is due to begin in summer 2023, and completion is scheduled for early 2025. Want to know more? Simply arrange a meeting to find out further information:

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Take a break outside
Take a break outside
Floor-to-ceiling glazing allows a seamless transition between working environment and natural landscape on the fifth floor, with a clear view of the lush greenery on the outside terrace.
Made-to-measure office
Whether structured as a creative zone and meeting place, or instead a formal workplace, this flexible office space leaves all options open. It is flooded with daylight, and offers natural wood and views of the city.
Above the rooftops
Above the rooftops
Looking out across the banks of the Rhine and Mainz Old Town, the greened rooftop terrace is both a meeting place and also a place to rest and recuperate in the fresh air.
Werner Huber, Managing director
UBM Germany
Werner Huber

“The idea behind the construction of an almost 45-metre office high-rise in sustainable timber hybrid design is part of our strategy green. smart. and more.

Bernhard Egert, Head of Timber Construction
UBM Development AG

“Timber is a renewable building material with a centuries-old tradition and a bright future. Timber Peak is an outstanding and pioneering office building for Mainz, and it is now beginning to grow. Why not grow with us?“

Thomas G. Winkler, CEO
UBM Development AG

“The sustainable office high-rise Timber Peak is the highest point in the harbour basin and it is therefore a guiding light in the best possible sense – for Mainz, for the Zollhafen, and for UBM.“

Katja Kammerer, Timber Peak project manager

“The high degree of prefabrication made possible through the timber hybrid design allows a considerable reduction in construction time, which in turn means less noise, less waste and lower emissions.“

Stefan Winter, Managing director, bauart
Professor at TU Munich

“It is excellent that UBM Development is constructing Timber Peak, the first timber hybrid building in Mainz. That fits with the times.”

Marianne Grosse, Head of Building, Monument Preservation and Culture
City of Mainz
Marianne Grosse

“The planners have succeeded in combining contemporary architecture and resource-efficient construction with the aspiration of an architectural identity.”

Hard Facts

Office space
  • Total office space
    8,500 m²
  • Storeys
    12 storeys, 1 basement (garage), rooftop terrace
  • Office units
    18
  • Rental units per standard floor
    1-2
  • Floor-to-ceiling height
    3 m
  • Fit-out grid
    2.60 m/2.70 m
Features
  • Floor construction
    Raised access cavity flooring
  • Wood surfaces
    Columns, ceilings
  • Type of wood
    Spruce, FSC-certified
  • Sunshades
    External, electric, weather-sensitive
  • Heating/cooling
    Ceiling heating and cooling
  • Ventilation
    Mechanical supply and exhaust system
  • Manual ventilation
    Ventilation louvres on primary axes
  • Entrances in tenanted areas
    Framed glass doors
Tenant usage
  • Foyer
    Prestigious lobby on GF
  • Outdoor area
    Greened outdoor space, Rotterdamer Platz
  • Rooftop terrace
    2 terraces on 5th floor and roof
  • Showers
    Shower and changing rooms in basement
  • Lifts/elevators
    3
  • Access control system
    Contactless
Mobility
  • Car parking spaces
    40
  • Sharing programme
    Public e-bike charging station
  • E-mobility
    Pre-equipped e-charging facilities
  • Bicycle parking spaces
    In basement
  • Public transport
    Tram, suburban train
Location

A place with
a special history

When the river Rhine was straightened in the late 19th century, new harbour facilities were built according to designs by the city’s master builder Eduard Kreyßig. The development along the Rheinallee of a new office, residential and cultural quarter is transforming the former harbour area into a part of the city that can be experienced by all.
Mainz’ history as a harbour city extends back to Roman times, when Mainz was the capital of the Roman province Germania Superior and an important centre for maritime trade.

Zollhafen – The Former Customs Port

Some of the historic brick buildings like the Alte Weinlager (old wine store) and the Kesselhaus (boiler house) still bear witness to the area’s past as a customs and inland port.

Where harbour cranes and stacks of containers used to shape the townscape, the development of Zollhafen Mainz is cultivating a new, vibrant urban quarter. 1,400 apartments and around 4,000 workplaces are the result of the transformation of this former industrial site

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Timber Peak has good public transport connections and can be easily reached by bus (nos. 70, 76), tram (no. 59) and suburban train (alight at “Mainz Nord”).
Besides the necessary urban infrastructure, the direct surroundings offer a wealth of food & drink hotspots and leisure sports – from after-work drink at Neustadt Apotheke through to renting a bike to cycle along the Rhine Promenade.
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Timber Peak offers an ideal business location with excellent connections for business travel.
The motorways (A60, A63, A643, A66, A671) are only 5 minutes’ away, whereas Frankfurt Airport can be reached in only 35 minutes by car. Its proximity to suburban trains at Mainz Nord also makes public transport easily accessible.

Guide to the district

UBM Development
Selected projects
in Germany, Austria & Czech Republic
Timber Pioneer
Frankfurt’s first timber hybrid office building
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
Timber Factory
Munich’s first timber commercial campus
  • Asset class:
  • Commercial, office
  • Location:
  • Munich
LeopoldQuartier
Europe’s first urban quarter built with timber
  • Asset class:
  • Office, living
  • Location:
  • Vienna
Timber Praha
The Czech Republic’s first sustainable timber apartment building
  • Asset class:
  • Living
  • Location:
  • Prague
F.A.Z. Tower
Headquarters of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
Timber Port
The tallest timber high-rise in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Dusseldorf
UBM Development
Selected projects
in Germany, Austria & Czech Republic
Timber Pioneer
Frankfurt’s first timber hybrid office building
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
Timber Factory
Munich’s first timber commercial campus
  • Asset class:
  • Commercial, office
  • Location:
  • Munich
LeopoldQuartier
Europe’s first urban quarter built with timber
  • Asset class:
  • Office, living
  • Location:
  • Vienna
Timber Praha
The Czech Republic’s first sustainable timber apartment building
  • Asset class:
  • Living
  • Location:
  • Prague
F.A.Z. Tower
Headquarters of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Frankfurt
Timber Port
The tallest timber high-rise in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Asset class:
  • Office
  • Location:
  • Dusseldorf

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for yourself!
UBM Development is one of the leading developers of timber construction projects in Europe. The strategic focus is on green building and smart offices in major cities such as Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt and Prague. The EcoVadis Platinum rating and the ESG Prime status by ISS confirm our consistent focus on sustainability. With 150 years of history, UBM is a one-stop provider for the entire development value chain from initial planning all the way to marketing. The company’s shares are listed in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange, the segment with the highest transparency requirements.

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Timber Peak looks good in print, where the advantages of its design and location are presented in detail. But why not take a look through the magazine and brochure, and see for yourself?
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Alpine lodges redeveloped
#hotel
Alpine lodges redeveloped

MoDus Architects have restructured a hotel complex that has decades of growth behind it. The external space created by a new layer of timber on the outside of the Icaro Hotel brings together the existing buildings to form a uniform whole. On the inside, guests encounter plenty of affectionate references to Alpine clichés.

Inspired design for heavenly wines
#architecture
Inspired design for heavenly wines

The fine wines from Château Angélus winery are now also produced in Libourne, France. Its new wine cellar designed by Eric Castagnotto looks like a church nave, which is probably no coincidence.

Glamping in hilltop chalets
#hotel
Glamping in hilltop chalets

A luxury campsite at the foot of Vorarlberg’s Rätikon mountain range has been enlarged, with the addition of ten timber tiny houses. These hilltop chalets are a reinterpretation of the Alpine hut, and their design has won several awards.

Timber construction by star architect
#hotel
Timber construction by star architect

The first five-storey hotel in mass timber design is located in Zillertal, Austria, created by celebrated Italian architect Matteo Thun. It is no coincidence that one of the leading players in structural timber construction is based only a stone’s throw away.

The transformer hotel
#hotel
The transformer hotel

VALO is the name of a complex on the outskirts of Helsinki that combines hotel accommodation with office facilities. With a dual use that is both efficient and viable, the beds are folded away during the day, making way for fold-out desks.

Timber showcase for Volvo
#greenbuilding
Timber showcase for Volvo

A special kind of discovery world is taking shape in Gothenburg, where Swedish vehicle manufacturer Volvo is using timber construction and nature to create its World of Volvo. The components and engineering for Henning Larsen’s design are being provided by Austrian firm Wiehag.

Wave of the future
#greenbuilding
Wave of the future

The Klimatorium in Lemvig, Denmark, devises strategies to counteract global climate change. Situated on the coast of Jutland, the building designed by architects 3XN has already achieved iconic status.

A bridge to the future
#greenbuilding
A bridge to the future

As Dusseldorf’s Theodor Heuss Bridge needs a complete overhaul, the team at RKW Architektur + put their heads together – and produced a spectacular new design. It is literally packed with potential.

Yes to Jess!
#city planning
Yes to Jess!

The town of Jessheim is getting an impressive new centre. Designed by Norwegian firm Mad arkitekter, it promises to combine sustainable urban development with attractive indoor and outdoor areas.

New life among the mushrooms
#architecture
New life among the mushrooms

Metropol Parasol has achieved a phenomenal rejuvenation of a neglected square in Seville. The iconic timber construction by J.MAYER.H architects is a prime example of successful intervention in public space.

Blueprint for forests in urban living
#city planning
Blueprint for forests in urban living

The Forestias is one of the largest property development projects in Thailand. The highlight of this project by Foster + Partners is a 48,000 m² urban forest designed by TK Studio.

Timber high-rise with guaranteed recycling
#greenbuilding
Timber high-rise with guaranteed recycling

The Kajstaden Tall Timber Building in Sweden marks the beginning of a new generation of mass timber blocks. Using this building material saves around 500 tonnes of CO₂, and it also facilitates deconstruction later on.

Now that’s rocket science
#greenbuilding
Now that’s rocket science

There’s a rocket preparing to launch in Switzerland. The residential timber high-rise named Rocket in Winterthur’s Lokstadt neighbourhood will reach a height of 100 metres. The tower’s residents will be part of the 2000-watt society.

It’s time for Carl
#greenbuilding
It’s time for Carl

May we introduce Carl? Using timber for its facade besides the supporting structure, the apartment block is currently under construction in Pforzheim. Architect Peter W. Schmidt explains how this is being done.

A school with the hygge factor
#greenbuilding
A school with the hygge factor

Kautokeino skole in northern Norway is a project that seeks to embrace the uniqueness of Sami culture and educational style. The mass wood building is so hygge, you’ll want to check in for a few nights.

Cabins in the Lyngen Alps
#architecture
Cabins in the Lyngen Alps

If you love the far north, you’ll love the Lyngen Alps. And if you love the Lyngen Alps, you’ll love the bungalows by architect Snorre Stinessen.

Superblock designed with mass timber
#city planning
Superblock designed with mass timber

Canada’s megaproject Waterfront Toronto includes a new district called Quayside, an all-electric and climate-neutral community. Its highlights are a two-acre urban forest and the residential Timber House by architect David Adjaye.

Where the future is radically car-free
#city planning
Where the future is radically car-free

The city of San Diego in Southern California has plans for a new district, one that will be entirely void of cars. Known as Neighborhood Next, it must be one of the most radical projects in the USA.

Climate neutral and affordable
#city planning
Climate neutral and affordable

The new urban quarter Zwhatt near Zurich is designed to enable climate-neutral living at affordable prices. One of its buildings is a 75-metre-high timber hybrid tower known as Redwood, whose facade generates solar power.

Wood with superpowers
#greenbuilding
Wood with superpowers

Architect and biologist Timothée Boitouzet has used nanotechnology to give wood an upgrade. The new material “Woodoo” is translucent, fire-resistant, weatherproof and up to five times stronger than normal wood.

High-tech timber for Norwegian banking
#smart office
High-tech timber for Norwegian banking

Timber construction can be decidedly high-tech, as illustrated by the head office built for SR Bank in Stavanger, Norway. Bjergsted Financial Park offers workplaces that are fit for the future, and it is among Europe’s largest engineered timber buildings.

In harmony with nature
#greenbuilding
In harmony with nature

So, what does “Noom” actually mean? While Sanzpont [arquitectura] and Pedrajo + Pedrajo Arquitectos don’t exactly reveal this, their “Living the Noom” concept is pretty clear: it’s all about a fresh take on housing. With environmental protection and quality of life as a top priority.

Hamburg sets a new benchmark
#greenbuilding
Hamburg sets a new benchmark

HafenCity Hamburg is an urban quarter fit for the future. Its eco cherry on the top is the “Null-Emissionshaus” (Zero Emissions Building), which is completely carbon-neutral – and can be dismantled like a Lego house.

The oblique cabins of Tungestølen
#hotel
The oblique cabins of Tungestølen

Snøhetta creates high-calibre architecture, including accommodation at high altitudes amidst Norway’s glaciers. The architects have enriched the Tungestølen mountain cabins with a special feeling of hygge.

Urban apartments off the peg
#greenbuilding
Urban apartments off the peg

Apple’s former design head BJ Siegel has developed a concept for a timber modular house. The urban prefab named Juno is designed for mass production – and hopes for success on the scale of the iPhone.

Village life in the city
#greenbuilding
Village life in the city

Communal vegetable patches, car sharing and a timber building that overtops many others. Sweden’s largest housing cooperative is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a project called Västerbroplan that shows how people will live in the future.

A superlative tree house
#greenbuilding
A superlative tree house

Bearing the name Tree House Rotterdam, Holland’s new landmark-to-be looks like a gigantic stack of wooden shelves with glass lofts added on top. It aims to take the sustainability of timber high-rises to a new level.

Co-housing 2.0
#living
Co-housing 2.0

Three tonnes of lettuce and vegetables annually will be farmed on top of the We-House, a timber construction project in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The on-site restaurant serves meals for residents of this sophisticated eco-house at cost price.

The parametric office
#smart office
The parametric office

The design for the urban office building Saint Denis in Paris shows the potential of parametric design in timber construction. Architect Arthur Mamou-Mani is a luminary in this new discipline, and we were able to meet him online.

Wood on London’s skyline
#greenbuilding
Wood on London’s skyline

Researchers at Cambridge University are helping to turn London’s spectacular vision of a wooden skyscraper into reality. The Oakwood Timber Tower is to rise 300 metres into the sky, almost level with the tallest building in the city.

Vertical allotments for urban farming
#city planning
Vertical allotments for urban farming

Self-sufficiency is no longer a dream reserved for downshifters. The modular building system named The Farmhouse designed by Studio Precht allows residents to grow food in big cities.

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