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Height: Occupied
68.2 m / 224 ft
Height: To Tip
88.8 m / 291 ft
Height: Architectural
85.4 m / 280 ft
Mjøstårnet Outline
Floors Above Ground
Floors Below Ground
# of Elevators
Top Elevator Speed
2.5 m/s
Tower GFA
11,300 m² / 121,632 ft²
Development GFA
16,000 m² / 172,223 ft²
# of Apartments
# of Hotel Rooms
# of Parking Spaces


Official Name Mjøstårnet
Other Names Wood Hotel by Frich's, Mjøs tower
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Norway
City Brumunddal
Street Address & Map Nils Amblis Veg
Postal Code 2380
Building Function residential / hotel / office
Structural Material timber
Proposed 2016
Construction Start 2017
Completion 2019
Official Website Wood Hotel by Frich's

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer AB Invest AS
Design Voll Arkitekter
Structural Engineer
Design Moelven; SWECO AB
MEP Engineer
Design GK Gruppen AS
Project Manager Hent AS
Main Contractor Hent AS; Moelven
Other Consultant
Material Supplier
• Cladding RVT; Woodify AS
• Joints/Fasteners Rothoblaas
• Paint/Coating Teknos Group
• Steel Nordic Steel Group
• Structural Timber MetsäWood; Moelven; Stora Enso Wood Products Oy Ltd

About Mjøstårnet

The design concept of Mjøstårnet was inspired by the Paris Agreement to combat climate change and began as an idea to reduce carbon dioxide emissions while sustainably sourcing construction materials locally.

All key structural components of Mjøstårnet are composed of engineered timber, utilizing glue-laminated timber for beams and columns and cross-laminated timber for the core walls containing the building’s elevator and stairway shafts. The glue-laminated columns were fabricated with pre-drilled holes and assembled onsite into vertical trusses of up to five floors in height, providing stability to horizontal and vertical forces. Floor slabs for levels 11 and below are also crafted from timber beams, topped with laminated veneer lumber and a thin 50-millimeter layer of concrete for acoustical and vibrational performance, while levels 12 and above have floor slabs fully composed of concrete to increase weight and achieve the desired dynamic behavior in periods of strong winds.

CTBUH Initiatives

Mjøstårnet, “Tallest Timber Building in the World” Signboard
22 Apr 2019 – Event Report

CTBUH Ratifies “World’s Tallest Timber Building” Following Height
14 Mar 2019 – CTBUH-Related News

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
22 Jan 2019 – CTBUH News

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CTBUH Initiatives Related to Mjøstårnet

Mjøstårnet, “Tallest Timber Building in the World” Signboard
22 Apr 2019, Brumunddal – Event Report
Mjøstårnet, in Brumunddal, Norway becomes the “Tallest Timber Building in the World” after its CTBUH signboard inauguration.
CTBUH Ratifies “World’s Tallest Timber Building” Following Height
14 Mar 2019, Brumunddal – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has verified Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway, as the “World’s Tallest Timber Building,” rising at 85.4 meters.
2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
22 Jan 2019, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see what trends and milestones will shape the industry in the year to come!
CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."


Timber Rising | Rune Abrahamsen
1 Oct 2020 – Rune Abrahamsen, Moelven

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