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.
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.
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.
High demand for sustainable building materials ensures that Moelven delivers one of its best six-month results of all time.
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.
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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.
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.
“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.”