Mjøstårnet

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Mjøstårnet
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Mjøstårnet under construction, September 2018
General information
Town or cityBrumunddal
CountryNorway
CompletedMarch 2019
ClientAB Invest
Height
Roof85.4 m (280 ft)
Technical details
Structural systemtimber
Design and construction
ArchitectVoll Arkitekter
Structural engineerMoelven Limitre

Mjøstårnet is a 18-storey mixed-use building construction in Norway town Brumunddal completed in March 2019. This world's tallest[1] timber building is 85.4 meters tall and has 18 storeys.[2] It contains apartments, hotel, swimming pool, office space and a restaurant. Mjøstårnet was designed by Norwegian studio Voll Arkitekter for AB Invest.[3] Timber structures were installed by Norwegian firm Moelven Limitre, including cross-laminated timber and glued laminated timber. The wood used for the construction came from local sources.

Although wooden buildings are mainly used, the Mjøstårnet Building is not a complete wooden building. Concrete slabs were used on the top seven floors of the building instead of wood. The concrete slab was used to prevent residents from getting motion sickness because of the shaking of the building. Using concrete heavier than wood reduces the speed at which buildings shake in the wind, thus avoiding side effects such as motion sickness.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Block, India (2019-03-19). "Mjøstårnet in Norway becomes world's tallest timber tower". Dezeen. Retrieved 2019-03-20.
  2. ^ Mjøstårnet: World’s Tallest Timber Building, Adrian Welch, e-architect.co.uk, 18 August 2018
  3. ^ Norwegian developer completes his timber skyscraper, 6 September 2018
  4. ^ "Norwegian timber tower will reach new heights". newatlas.com. Retrieved 2019-04-14.