World’s Tallest Wooden Building Planned For Norway

Currently the world’s tallest wooden structure is said to be a 144 ft, 13-story home in Arkhangelsk, in North-West Russia built by Nikolai Sutyagin. Commissioned by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and designed by Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Architects, the 17-story wooden building will tower above the town of Kirkenes.

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Currently the world’s tallest wooden structure is said to be a 144 ft, 13-story home in Arkhangelsk, in North-West Russia built by Nikolai Sutyagin. Commissioned by the Norwegian Barents Secretariat and designed by Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Architects, the 17-story wooden building will tower above the town of Kirkenes. The new tower will be constructed from natural materials with innovative and environmental solutions in all parts of the building. Oslo-based Reiulf Ramstad Architects are responsible for the ambitious project, which will be situated in downtown Kirkenes on the historical ground of a multiethnic area. The new building will serve as home to Secretariat offices and will include a library, theater and creative environment for researchers and students. The green building will incorporate recycled and biodegradable materials and energy-efficient offices, and the design will be influenced by traditional architecture from Russia, Sweden, Finland and Norway. Their goal is that the wooden building will serve as an example of sustainable construction for the surrounding region while acting as a center for eco-cooperation between Russians, Finns, Swedes and Norwegians. [via TheDesignBlog]

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