World’s Tallest Timber Building Completed In Norway


Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, southeastern Norway, has been declared the world’s tallest timber building by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). The 85.4 m-tall, 18-storey mixed-use building is also the third tallest in Norway.

Mjøstårnet is located on the bank of Mjøsa, Norway’s biggest lake, in an area known for its forestry and wood processing industries. The CTBUH notes that the project was made possible by advances in mass timber production and the increased availability of structural elements such as glue-laminated and cross-laminated timber (CTL).

Moelven Limitre, the project’s structural engineer, supplied and installed glue-laminated timber columns, beams and diagonals and CLT elevator shafts, stairs and floor slabs.