Mjøstårnet

Brumunddal, Norway

Height: 85.4 m / 280 ft

 

Tallest All-Timber Building in the World

Title Conferred: May 2019


Client: AB Invest AS

 

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Rune Abrahamsen, CEO of Moelven Limtre, and Steve Watts, Chairman of CTBUH, in front of Mjøstårnet

CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, joined representatives from the project teams responsible for the development of Mjøstårnet, in Brumunddal, Norway for its official CTBUH signboard inauguration on 7 May, 2019. The tower’s signboard, which reads “Tallest Timber Building in the World,” was unveiled by Watts along with Erik Tveit, HENT AS; Arthur Buchardt, AB Invest; Terje Strand, Woodcon AS; Rune Abrahamsen, Moelven Limtre AS; Øystein Elgsaas, Voll Arkitekter AS; Trond Sørlien Barli, RVT and Anders Jørstad, Sweco Norge AS. Watts remarked on the advantages of engineered mass timber, saying “this is an exciting time for the tall building industry as it enters new territory using one of the world’s oldest and most sustainable building materials. New record-setting projects like this one will help mass timber overcome obstacles and make the case for greater acceptance around the world.”

 

The 85.4-meter-tall tower was confirmed as the world’s tallest all-timber tower following the release of new CTBUH height standards in March of 2019, recognizing timber as a structural material in the construction of tall buildings. This update to the CTBUH Height Criteria – which are the official guidelines against which tall buildings are measured globally – was prompted by an increasing number of tall timber projects around the world. After the signboard was unveiled by the group, team members posed for a photo alongside Mjøstårnet. The tower, which was constructed using Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and glue-laminated timber (glulam), is also the tallest building in the country, as well as the tallest mixed-use building in Norway.

 

 

Rune Abrahamsen, Moelven Limtre AS and CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, pause for a photo after the signboard unveiling. © Moelven – Nina Rundsveen
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, and Arthur Buchardt, AB Invest, shake hands outside Mjøstårnet at the signboard unveiling. © Moelven – Nina Rundsveen
CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, lifts the covering over the official signboard at Mjøstårnet during the inauguration. © Moelven – Nina Rundsveen
Project team members from Mjøstårnet assist CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting, in removing the covering over the signboard, declaring Mjøstårnet the tallest all-timber building in the world. © Moelven – Nina Rundsveen
Project team members who developed, built and engineered the world’s tallest all-timber building, Mjøstårnet, gather for a group picture. From left to right: Erik Tveit, HENT AS, Arthur Buchardt, AB Invest, Terje Strand, Woodcon AS, Steve Watts, CTBUH, Rune Abrahamsen, Moelven Limtre AS, Øystein Elgsaas, Voll Arkitekter AS, Trond Sørlien Barli, RVT and Anders Jørstad, Sweco Norge AS. © Moelven – Nina Rundsveen
The official CTBUH signboard on Mjøstårnet, confirming its height at 83.35 meters and declaring it the world’s tallest timber building. © Moelven – Nina Rundsveen
Rune Abrahamsen, Moelven Limtre AS, CTBUH Chairman Steve Watts, Partner, alinea Consulting and Arthur Buchardt, AB Invest stand in front of Mjøstårnet, the tallest all-timber building in the world. © Moelven – Nina Rundsveen

 

 

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