This is the clear call made in an editorial in the international news magazine, The Economist. It has taken a closer look at Mjøstårnet and the global construction industry.
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.
In 2018 Moelven delivered its best fourth quarter of all time, and is on course for an annual result that is the second best in the group’s history.
The record breaking project Mjøstårnet has been awarded the Gold accolade in the New York Design Awards 2018.
The world’s tallest timber building has been awarded the Norwegian Tech Award 2018. Mjøstårnet was declared winner in the Building and Construction category.
As Moelven has just finished assembling the world's tallest timber building, the growing interest for Scandinavian timber is also reaching new heights.
Suzan Ljungemo, International Sales Director in Moelven Export Sales AB, is appointed the Knight of the Order of the Wood Market. The prize is awarded by Swedish Wood to individuals who contribute in exceptional ways to the industry's development. “I am honored to receive the award for developing new markets for Scandinavian timber in Asia”, says Ljungemo.
Trämarknaden is the biggest industry meeting in Scandinavia where we will host Partners Meeting and Moelven International Mingle. We look forward to seeing you and hearing interesting presentations on Wednesday 21. November.
Moelven delivered a solid result in the third quarter, which was marked by a world record and its biggest-ever investment.
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.