Located in Brumunddal on the forested shores of Norway’s largest lake, the 18-storey Mjøstårnet is the world’s tallest timber building, measuring 85.4 meters in height. By using locally sourced materials from sustainably managed forests for both exterior and interior structural elements, the tower exudes a natural organic beauty. It is home to a four-storey office park, 33 apartments, and a 72-room hotel. Since its construction, Mjøstårnet has been winning international awards and accolades, particularly for its sustainability achievements. Most recently, it won the New York Design Award (Gold) 2018, Structural Engineering Award 2021, and Award of Excellence, 2021 CTBUH Awards.
- Truss beams and columns are load-bearing mass timber; concrete is used in the foundation as well as in the first and top floors
- By not using steel beams, up to 12 times less fossil fuel and two to three times less energy is needed in the beam manufacturing process
- CLT elements are manufactured with LOCTITE HB S089 and HB S049