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World's Tallest Timber Building

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has verified Mjøstårnet by Voll Arkitekter in Brumunddal, Norway as the world's tallest timber building. The title previously belonged to Brock Commons Tallwood House in Vancouver which stood 53-metre-high and the next in line was the Treet in Bergen, Norway, which is 49 metres high. Mjøstårnet stands a whopping 85.4-metre in height and was built using cross-laminated timber (CLT), a pioneering material that allows Architects to build tall buildings from sustainable wood. The columns for the structure are made from ‘Gulam’ which is a product made from wood and is then planed then glued together to form columns or beams. They can be used in place of concrete or steel elements. According to The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), many Architects have turned to CLT and other engineered timbers as a more sustainable building material.

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