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Moholt 50|50 wins "Wooden Construction of the Year 2016" award

03 April 2017
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Moholt 50|50 has been selected the wooden construction of the year 2016 in Norway. Its five houses are based on Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), and Moholt 50|50 is the largest massive wood project in Norway. It is also the highest timber building project in Scandinavia with the total of 6,500 m³ CLT, delivered by Stora Enso.


With a strong environmental focus, Moholt 50|50 comprises five CLT buildings each 28 metres high, and meets the passive house standards. The goal of the project was not only to offer simple and affordable housing, but also to provide service functions such as a kindergarten, a laundry, training areas, hairdressers and a library.

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Photo: MDH Arkitekte / Woodcon


Criteria for the prize included innovative and exciting use of timber, high architectural quality as well as energy, economic and space efficiency. According to the jury, the project demonstrates all the set criteria to a large extent. Additionally all the players involved were challenged throughout the project resulting in innovations in wooden construction and working methods.  


“The project is an excellent example of demonstrating the power of co-operation. We want to develop a strong ecosystem of partners, together with whom we continuously develop industrialised building systems such as in this case together with Woodcon. Stora Enso as a building components and solutions provider already has vast experience in wood construction, and through innovative concepts and repetition we can improve the efficiency and take urban wood construction to the next level”, says Petri Perttula, SVP, Building Solutions at Stora Enso’s Wood Products division.


Moholt 50|50 was shortlisted also for the WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016. 

Read more: CLT project Moholt 50-50 shortlisted for WAN Wood in Architecture Award 2016


Furthermore, Moholt 50|50 was among the 40 works shortlisted to compete for the prestigious 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. 

Read more: Moholt 50I50 - Timber Towers