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Increasing the use of wood in sustainable construction

The Danish Technological Institute recently won an EU project to increase interest in wood as a material for construction, including that of multi-story buildings.

Sustainable construction: Wooden three or four-level buildings located in Lisbjerg, which Al2Bolig built last year. | Photo: Morten Lau-Nielsen/JPA

Unlike Norway and Sweden, Denmark does not traditionally construct wooden housing, multi-story buildings in particular. In 2015, Bergen became home of a 14-storey wooden building and this spring, the world's highest wooden building opened up in Brumunddal north of Oslo.

Mjøstårnet is 85.4 meters tall, constructed almost entirely using glulam and with top slab just on the top floors of its 18 levels to strut the building and keep it from swaying in the wind.

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