MjÃ¸stÃ¥rnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, southeastern Norway, has been declared the world’s tallest timber building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH).
The 85.4m-tall, 18-storey mixed-use building is also the third tallest in Norway.
MjÃ¸stÃ¥rnet is located on the bank of MjÃ¸sa, Norway’s biggest lake, in an area known for its forestry and wood processing industries.
MjÃ¸stÃ¥rnet (Moelvlen Limtre)
The CTBUH notes that the project was made possible by advances in mass timber production and the increased availability of structural elements such as glue-laminated and cross-laminated timber (CTL).Â
Moelven Limitre, the project’s structural engineer, supplied and installed glue-laminated timber columns, beams and diagonals and CLT elevator shafts, stairs and floor slabs.
Top image: MjÃ¸stÃ¥rnet (Voll Arkitekter AS)