For this project, the Summer Semester Project 2016, with the theme, Building in Existing Conditions, New & Remodeling, the main square “to the sun” in Schrems, was used as the basis site. Proposed within the existing inner courtyard of the hotel is a three-storey residential building in which 20 apartments will serve as intergenerational living. The residential apartments will be constructed in a timber construction. The housing complex consists of one building component with 8 residential units, combined with a circulation core and open arcade. In order to ascertain which wood construction is best suited for the project, comparison will be made between the housing components themselves. The access core is built in solid wood construction and the arcade is a steel structure. In order to illustrate the comparison of the floor and wall construction & finishes convincingly, the entire housing complex will be explained through the use of guiding details. During the course of research into pre-fabrication, wood construction companies within the Waldviertel region were visited. The discussions with the construction experts and the resulting information also additionally helped to inform which construction type is best suited for this project.