Puddefjorden

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Puddefjorden

The 14-storey tower at the center of the picture is Treet, The Tree. Designed by the local architect firm Artec and built for the Bergen og Omegn Building Society (BOB), it was a the time of completion (2015) the world’s tallest timber-framed building.

The tower consists of a load-bearing structure made of glued laminated timber (so-called glulam)
and prefabricated modular flats, made from engineered timber manufactured by Moelven Limitre using only Norwegian wood. The concept involves the modules being stacked four storeys high, with
two concrete platforms (on the 4th and 9th floors) being anchored to the glulam frame. These platforms are supported and reinforced by 3m-high glulam lattice beams.

To protect the glulam structure, the building has glassed-
in balconies on two sides, with the glulam structural elements being visible through the glass facade.

“A key challenge in building a 14-storey high timber building
is preventing it from swaying in strong winds. As such, the glulam frame has been reinforced with diagonal glulam braces whilst concrete elements have been installed on the top of the 5th and 10th floors, and on the roof. The concrete elements are not a part of the structural system but have been installed to add weight in order
to reduce movement within the building,� says Ole Herbrand Kleppe, Chief Project Manager at BOB.

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