Case Studies

In this area, we would like to show you some examples of modern timber construction: great construction projects, where our products play a major role. We are certain you will be inspired by the possibilities that modern timber construction has to offer.

Macallan - Whiskey Distillery

Macallan - Whiskey Distillery -
Thousands of RAPID® screws used in the spectacular roof structure of the new whiskey distillery!

The construction of a new distillery for the renowned Scottish whiskey maker Macallan started in April 2016.

The heart of the project is the quite spectacular roof structure: A green roof spans across a row of five domes with a total length of about 200 metres. To accomplish this an existing hill was dug out, so the new building for the company is harmoniously integrated into the landscape.

Macallan - Whiskey Distillery -
Production is established in the first of four equal high domes. The fifth dome is slightly higher and is home to an exhibition area with a flat roof and a visitor centre.

The construction of the 12,300 m² roof construction was completed in the end of 2016.

The Upper Austrian timber specialist WIEHAG was selected to execute the constrution. As with the tree top path in Bavaria and the Crossrail station in London, WIEHAG once again relies on the high quality of Schmid Schrauben:
The green roof with projecting canopy is mounted on a wooden structure, which is made of 1,800 timber beams and many thousands of RAPID® Fullthread screws.

The outstanding visual impact has been created by the international architectural practice of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners.