STRAWTEC Group AG, opened their showroom in the SkyLabs Building, Heidelberg

The opening of the STRAWTEC® showroom in the 22,500 m2 SkyLabs building, the first dedicated research and laboratory campus in Heidelberg, was a resounding success and many guests experienced STRAWTEC® wall systems first hand.

STRAWTEC® owes its extraordinary high-quality and unique performance properties to the core of highly compressed straw, an abundant, rapidly renewable raw material.

After being greeted by Eckardt Dauck, managing director of the Berlin-based company, professionals in architecture, construction and sales then focused on the presentation and impressive hands-on demonstration by the company’s engineer, Dirk Niehaus. Some guests were able – despite wearing a suit and tie – to “conjure up” a strawboard wall in minutes.

“I knock on your wall and I can tell how you live …” said the head of a Bremen-based company for ecological drywall, which has used straw panels for many years in interior design. Although intended as a joke, his statement was true –  with the solid straw core, STRAWTEC® has an impressive load-bearing capacity, that eliminates the issues associated with traditional studwork walls.

Dirk Niehaus: “Convincing physical characteristics, an excellent CO2 footprint, easy installation and the ability to create a pleasant, healthy living and working environment make STRAWTEC a building material that already meets the future requirements for efficient, healthy and environmentally-friendly construction. The construction of partitioning walls does not require studwork or the use of special tools. In addition to the single and double-layer walls, and the fire-proof and sound-proof wall systems, STRAWTEC is also ideal as a heat insulation system for renovation work. Depending on the wall system, STRAWTEC achieves 55 dB sound reduction and a 90-minute fire rating.”

Eckardt Dauck: “STRAWTEC combines future-oriented environmental credentials, the best possible price/ performance ratio and a range of high-quality solutions. A STRAWTEC internal wall can be installed more than twice as fast as a conventional dry wall. That means faster job completion, reduced labour costs and higher staff efficiency on the building site.“

The official topping-out ceremony of the SkyLabs complex, designed and implemented by the internationally renowned Fischer-Architects, Mannheim, took place on 16 September. The occasion provided STRAWTEC® with an opportunity to present its wall systems to a select group from international business and politics.

The STRAWTEC® Pavilion in Heidelberg is open by appointment to interested parties until spring 2012. STRAWTEC® plans to build additional presentation showrooms in other regions within Germany.

For more information:, phone +49 33203 886501 or email


Achim Dobkowitz


Tel: +49 33203 886501

Impressum: STRAWTEC Group AG

Gradnauerstraße 16-18

14532 Kleinmachnow / Germany

Vorstand: Eckardt M.P. Dauck


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