Sweden’s tallest timber building could save 550 tons of CO2

Scandinavian-dependent architecture firm C.F. Møller Architects has lifted the bar for sustainable architecture with the recent completion of the Kajstaden Tower, Sweden’s tallest timber building. Positioned in Västerås, about an hour outside of Stockholm, the landmark making rises 8.5 tales in height and was designed practically solely from cross-laminated timber. The architects estimate that the use of reliable timber as an alternative of concrete for building translates to 550 tons of carbon dioxide financial savings above the building’s life span. 

tall dark wood building with jagged roofline

Commissioned by Slättö Förvaltning, the Kajstaden Tower was built as element of a new central residential community close to the waterfront of Öster Mälarstrand. Alongside with the history-breaking, strong-timber landmark, the new sustainably minded community includes an electrical boat sharing system in the marina.

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tall dark wood building with several large windows and balconies
person standing beside full-height window in an apartment

In addition to cutting down the building’s carbon footprint, the use of CNC-milled solid timber and glulam for all sections of the setting up — such as the walls, joists, balconies, elevate and stairwell shafts — effects in an airtight and energy-successful developing envelope without the need of extra insulation. The timber body was also fast to raise each individual flooring, which consists of four residences, took four craftsmen an normal of a few days to place alongside one another. Mechanical joints and screws were being applied so that the developing can be afterwards taken aside, and the supplies can be reused. 

angled view of balconies on a wood building
tall dark wood building lit from within at night

“The setting up in Kajstaden constitutes a new chapter in the historical past of design, as it is at the moment Sweden’s tallest stable-timber constructing,” mentioned Ola Jonsson, affiliate associate at C.F. Møller Architects, which is also aspect of the Nordic Network for Tall Wood Properties. “Through study tasks and our other timber assignments, we have centered on innovation and contributed towards producing approaches of realizing large-increase buildings produced of timber. Industrial timber technological know-how also offers architects with greater equipment for coming up with gorgeous homes that boast a significant degree of element.”

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Pictures by Nikolaj Jakobsen by way of C.F. Møller Architects

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