Qin supplies FSC®-certified Bamboo deck for Altmühltherme Treuchtlingen

Altmühltherme Treuchtlingen, Photo Andy Andresen by Qin International

Qin supplies FSC® certified bamboo deck for Altmühltherme Treuchtlingen

Treuchtlingen is one of the tourist centers in the Altmühl Valley. Especially the large thermal bath is a magnet. After 20 years of operation, the thermal bath was in a state of technical and structural renovation, and the user requirements for thermal and indoor pools as well as modern sauna and wellness facilities have also changed considerably. With a total investment volume of almost 15.5 million euros, the modernization also included making the sauna and wellness facilities more attractive.

Time-saving assembly on sophisticated steel structure

In 2020, the extensive renovation work on this major project, which is important for the city and the tourism region, was completed. In particular, the extensions to the outdoor and wellness area with spacious terrace facilities have enhanced the Altmühltherme.

After extensive tests, the client decided to have the total of about 1,000 m² of the sundeck laid with MOSO Bamboo X-treme® decking boards; their mechanical and technical properties are very well suited for the special structural requirements. The entire sauna deck, with several outdoor saunas and a plunge pool, was built on a sophisticated elevated steel structure that allows direct attachment of the substructure for the installation of the outdoor decking. Ease of installation and the option to replace planks as needed, as well as low maintenance, are other important features for large-scale, commercial use.


Reason for decision: sustainability and technical properties

In addition, for environmental reasons, neither WPC nor tropical hardwood should be used and the sustainability of the solid, FSC-certified bamboo decking is fully documented. Bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Since the roots are not damaged when the mature trunks are harvested, deforestation is ruled out. The Dutch company MOSO B.V. increases the stability of the already robust material by 50% through a Thermo-Density® process. In addition, thermal treatment at 200 °C guarantees permanent protection against surface mold. After the Thermo-Density® process, the planks are more resistant and harder than the best tropical woods: Bamboo X-treme® decking boards have the highest durability class1 (EN 350 tested according to CEN/TS 15083-2), service class 4 (EN 335) and fire protection class Bfl-s1 (EN 13501-1). The quality is proven with a 25-year warranty.

With the decision to use the bamboo decking boards for the sun decks of the Altmühltherme, Treuchtlingen is the first Bavarian municipality to opt against tropical wood and for a climate-neutral solution.

The project details:

Project :
Altmühltherme Treuchtlingen

Design and planning:

Studio GA Gollwitzer Architekten (Wolfgang Gollwitzer, Inhaber from Studio GA: http://www.studioga.de)

Qin International GmbH - Michael-Öchsner-Strasse 12 - 81249 Munich

Executing company:

Holzbau König

Terrace boards:
MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® Decking and Cladding ca. 1.000 m2


Qin International / Andy Andresen