The retirement home in Hallein, which was built using modular construction methods, is the first five-storey “timber module construction” and one of Austria's largest timber construction projects. Decoupling the individual modules with elastic intermediate layers reduces the flanking sound transmission, thereby ensuring a high level of sound insulation. The Maschinenring office building was designed using solid timber modular construction methods. To improve the sound insulation the victors used Sylodyn® above and below the ceilings. “We would like to congratulate the prizewinners and thank them for their confidence in our products. We are pleased that our solutions can make a significant contribution to improving the quality of living and working conditions in timber constructions,” adds Hendrik Reichelt, project manager at Getzner.