The Mjösa Tower was 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 85.4 metres. The building includes a hotel, private homes and office space. Metsä Wood's fast, light and green Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products were used in the intermediate floor elements of the building, as the company said in the press release received by Lesprom Network.
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 facade of the Mjösa Tower are made of wood. The load-bearing structure consists of glulam columns, beams and diagonal members, which suits high-rise buildings well. The first ten floors are made of prefabricated wooden elements. The decks on the upper floors are made of concrete, to restrain the building and keep it from swaying.
Metsä Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industrial customers and distributor partners. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.