A wooden tower called Mjøstårnet, which is now being built in Norway, is destined to become a record holder: the total area of residential premises, located on 18 floors, will be 11, 300 square meters. meters, and height - 81 meters. At the time of the completion of the construction, it will hold the world record holder in height for some time, but only until the construction of the Venetian tower is completed, which will "rise" 3 meters higher.
Mjøstårnet does not have the traditional concrete core found in conventional high-rise buildings. Its place will be taken by the so-called laminated veneer beams. The authors of the project Voll Arrkitekter Moelven, Limtre’s and Sweco guarantee a high fire resistance of the building, where a sprinkler fire system will be installed, which will eliminate any fire literally in the bud.
Another problem is resistance to strong winds. The fact is that with a high building height, it is too light, and it is only 16 meters wide. The problem will be solved with concrete slabs that will be laid on the seven upper floors. This will reduce the swing amplitude to 14 cm and will save the inhabitants of the upper floors from seasickness.