Visitors of the Royal Academy from Bhutan
Our activities in Asia are aimed at helping this locally-sourced, diverse and ecological construction material to make its break-through in the emerging economies. We heavily promote knowledge transfer, as local processing and production offer the greatest advantages to the home country. We have also set up a production site for laminate timber in Bhutan. Besides investments, we also focus on training local skilled workers to create long-term prospects. Since 2017, Häring and the local team have been able to produce glulam beams from local wood at an altitude of 3,000 metres above sea level in the middle of the Himalayas. The result was the project for the Royal Academy. For this year, a multi-purpose room with curved beams is under construction. In this context, Häring received a delegation from the Royal Academy in Switzerland this week and presented our factories in Eiken and Burgdorf. The aim was to prepare the joinery and assembly work for the new multi-purpose hall - but above all to ensure that glulam can be a material and energy-efficient method of construction in Bhutan.