How the World’s Tallest Timber Building Withstands Fire
Mjøstårnet will be the world’s tallest timber building. But what if a fire breaks out?
“The fire safety measures that have been implemented in Mjøstårnet make the timber building far safer than a corresponding building with a traditional steel and concrete structure. Mjøstårnet is one of the safest buildings along lake Mjøsa, and can withstand even an extensive fire,” says Even Andersen. He’s is a fire consultant with Sweco Norge AS, the company responsible for fire safety in the building.