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.
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.
Strong results from Moelven
High demand for sustainable building materials ensures that Moelven delivers one of its best six-month results of all time.
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.
ThermoWood products have undergone a special but environmentally friendly heat treatment process. The process gives the wood a number of new properties, such as transverse stability, with less cracking and splintering, in addition, the exterior products quickly get a great silver-grey patina.
A circular system
Designing interiors with system walls from Moelven Modus is the best environmental choice. You will be working with a building system that is environmentally approved and built on circular economy principles, where the components are designed to be able to be taken apart and reassembled in a new design, thereby reducing the burden on our shared environment.
Let nature come home
Never underestimate the power of nature. Wood has an inherent ability to transform houses and apartments into homes. Wooden panels, ceilings and solid wood flooring. Sometimes it takes only a wall or floor to make a big difference. Warmth and life spread throughout the entire house or apartment. Sounding, smelling and feeling as if you have nature at home.
Why use time and energy on surface treatment of new cladding when we can do it for you?
First sawmill in Norway with X-ray sorting of timber
Every single log is used where it is best suited, resulting in less waste. This is the goal of Moelven Våler AS in Braskereidfoss when the sawmill becomes the first in Norway with X-ray sorting of timber.
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?