Even the lift shafts in it are made of wood.
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.
In the 18-storey multi-purpose building there are residential apartments, a hotel, a swimming pool, office space and a restaurant.