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CLT project Moholt 50|50 shortlisted for WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016

10 March 2017

Moholt 50|50, Trondheim’s latest student accommodation, has been shortlisted for the WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016.

Comprising a total of five buildings, each 28 metres high, the project is among the largest cross laminated timber (CLT) structures in Europe. From the first floor to the ninth floor the structures consists of prefabricated CLT elements delivered by Stora Enso. In total 6,500 m³ of CLT were used for the project.

“This project is ambitious in its use of timber, completely utilising timber both internally and externally with real conviction. Beautifully detailed, the rooms seem very sensible, spacious and well-planned. It’s the best of restrained Scandinavian architecture,” comments James Greaves, Partner at Hopkins Architects and member of the jury panel within the WAN Wood in Architecture category.

The WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016 is a specialist category that showcases the elegant, natural and versatile material that continues to challenge architects today. The ongoing sustainability demands currently facing architecture, ensure that wood, being one of the most versatile building materials available, remains a strong contender for a wide range of applications within today’s buildings.

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WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016 Shortlist Announced