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SDG 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
The quiet waters of Lake Mjøsa are surrounded by green hills, in whose vegetation are camouflaged few and scanty houses. Among these, however, there is one that towers high in the sky, as if to make itself visible from every point of the valley.
It is the Mjøstårnet, a skyscraper of 18 floors and 85.4 meters high that is attracting the attention of the world for one of its peculiarities: it is built entirely of wood.
Opened in 2019, it is the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world, with a structure composed of over 2,700 cubic meters of wood taken from the surrounding forests and able to absorb up to 1,700 tonnes of CO2.
The technique used to build it involves the total absence of any use of concrete and steel, thus contributing to reducing carbon emissions.
This project is a sustainable breakthrough in the building industry that shows how constructing wooden skyscrapers can be an alternative to fight climate change and promote a more eco-friendly environment.
July 21, 2023