A renewable journey: From seed to the world’s tallest timber building

It all started as a crazy idea; a wish to showcase what is possible to build using timber. Now the idea has grown to be 85,4 meters tall, and Mjøstårnet holds the record as the tallest timber building in the world.

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Mjøstårnet brought home gold from The New York Design Awards 2018

The record breaking project Mjøstårnet has been awarded the Gold accolade in the New York Design Awards 2018.

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Mjøstårnet awarded Norwegian Tech Award

The world’s tallest timber building has been awarded the Norwegian Tech Award 2018. Mjøstårnet was declared winner in the Building and Construction category.

Date 03.12.2018

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Mjøstårnet: A Sustainable Pilot Project

Constructing tall buildings in timber has great environmental benefits. "Using timber in the load-bearing structures can reduce emissions from material production by up to 85 percent," says environmental advisor and architect Bård S. Solem.

Date: 26.09.2018

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Mjøstårnet will be even taller

The world’s tallest timber building will now stand at 85.4 metres. This became clear when the last beam was hoisted into place on the building in Brumunddal on Tuesday morning. Mjøstårnet will therefore be more than four metres taller than originally planned. Here is the story of how the world record was raised to new heights.

Date: 21.09.2018

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How to assemble a world record

"The world’s tallest timber building is groundbreaking for more than just its height. When Mjøstårnet was to be built, Moelven employed a completely new and untested assembly technique." 

Date: 16.08.2018

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How the world's tallest timber building withstands fire

Mjøstårnet will be the world's tallest timber building. But what if a fire breaks out?

Date: 29.05.2018

Can build timber skyscraper taller than 150 metres

“With a wider building, it will be possible to build a timber building taller than 100 metres. 150 metres should also be possible. Possibly even taller.”

Date: 06.02.2018

World-class engineering

Director Sverre Tiltnes of Bygg21 says that Mjøstårnet is world-class engineering.

Date: 05.02.2018

Building a world record

During the winter Olympics at Lillehammer Rune Abrahamsen found motivation to set world records using timber as a building material. 24 years later he is spearheading the timber structure in the world’s tallest pure timber building.

Date: 05.02.2018

Norway to build world’s tallest timber building

“Mjøstårnet” will be more than 80 metres tall and stand 30 metres higher than what is today considered the world’s tallest timber building.

Date: 05.12.2017

Taking the Paris agreement seriously

“Greenhouse gas emissions and rising temperatures are serious. Each and every one of us needs to become aware of what we do, what we consume and how we live,” says builder Arthur Buchardt.

Date: 04.12.2017

Mjøstårnet is the world’s tallest

Why will “Mjøstårnet” be the world’s tallest timber building? Here’s the answer!

Date: 04.12.2017

What is a timber building?

That is what Rune Abrahamsen of Moelven Limtre AS and nine other experts will define this Sunday in Sydney at an international workshop on tall timber buildings. 

Date: 25.10.17

They are constructing the world's tallest timber building

Arthur and Anders Buchardt of AB Invest AS and contractor HENT AS have entered into a turnkey contract to build Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal. This will be the world's tallest timber building.

Date: 08.02.2017