🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Mjøstårnet
Norway spruces reach new Nordic heights. At 85.4m high, mixed-used Mjøstårnet is officially the world’s tallest timber tower.
Completed March 2019, certified by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as world’s tallest timber building
18-storey, 121,630 sq. ft.
Mixed-used building, featuring office space, apartments, hotel + restaurant
👷🏾♀️Developer & Contractor
Katrine Belsvik – Marketing Manager at AB Invest AS
✍️Architects & Engineers
Rolf Nordgreen Sterud – CEO & Owner at Voll Arkitekter
Cláudia Arnaut – Architect at Voll Arkitekter
Rune Abrahamsen – CEO of Moelven Limtre
Magne Bjertnæs – Engineer at Sweco
Even Andersen – Former Senior Fire Engineer at Sweco
Wood from locally sourced, untreated Norway spruces – so local in fact, standing atop the viewing platform you can “actually see” where the timber comes from + where it was processed
CLT + GLT = alternative to carbon-intensive concrete / steel – plus timber is a carbon sink, with up to 50% of its dry weight made up from the element
Prefabricated façade reduces waste: assembled in 5 construction stages, 4 storeys at a time, without external scaffolding
Structural timber is on the inside of the façade and glass elements: protecting timber from rain and sun, increasing durability, reducing maintenance
Communal roof-top terrace overlooking Norway’s biggest lake, picturesque lake Mjøsa
Indoor municipal swimming pool built next door, also in wood
Various studies show wooden buildings promote good wellbeing: improving indoor air quality, regulating humidity + relieving stress through aesthetic quality
Part of a comprehensive area planning: connecting Brumunddal to wider city with new network of walking and cycling paths
“But isn’t it a fire hazard?!” Mjøstårnet is actually safer than most – meticulously calculated and designed to withstand up to 120 minutes of fire. Each floor is built as a separate retardant fire compartment, whereas a typical fire compartment comprises 3 floors.
🔗 Check it out https://www.moelven.com/mjostarnet/