World’s tallest wooden building completed in Norway

30 May 2019

The Mjösa Tower has officially opened in Brumunddal, Norway, taking over the title of the world’s tallest wooden building. The 18-floor building reaches up to a height of 85.4m and the building includes a hotel, private homes and office space. Metsä Wood’s fast, light and green Kerto LVL products were used in the intermediate floor elements of the building.

The Mjösa Tower symbolises environmentally friendly thinking in construction, and it is proof that tall buildings can be built using wood.

The structure is similar to conventional buildings, but the dimensions of the elements are much larger than usual. Both the structure and façade of the tower are made of wood and the loadbearing substructure consists of glulam columns, beams and diagonal members, which suits high-rise buildings well.

The first ten floors are made of prefabricated wooden elements and the decks on the upper floors are made of concrete, to restrain the building and keep it from swaying.