Architecture: The world’s tallest wooden building

Even the lift shafts in it are made of wood.

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In Brumunddale, Norway, they built a wooden building Mjøstårnet with a height of 85.4 meters – it was completely created from local materials and officially recognized as the tallest wooden building in the world.

The main material used in construction is cross-laminated wood, an array of laminated and compressed boards laid on each other. This material is strong enough to build multi-storey buildings from it, and at the same time it burns poorly, without emitting toxic waste. The construction is based on glued timber used instead of concrete or steel elements.

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In the 18-storey multi-purpose building there are residential apartments, a hotel, a swimming pool, office space and a restaurant.

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