C.F. Møller researches Tall Timber Structures
C.F. Møller is part of a unique Swedish research project involving an interdisciplinary research team that will develop practical design solutions for tall timber buildings over 20 storeys.
The project Tall Timber Buildings - Concept studies aims to develop innovative and feasible concepts in accordance with Swedish building regulations, and to identify the areas and processes that need further examination. Priority areas that will be specifically studied in the initial stage include fire safety, life-cycle perspective and construction technologies - areas that are vital for ensuring a secure building over time. "Massive wood constructions give urban planners, architects and designers great possibilities to develop innovative and sustainable architecture," states Ola Jonsson, who represents C.F. Møller Architects in the project, "but a broader knowledge and more practical experience in the industry is needed." The partnership includes SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, Växjö Municipality, HSB, White, BTB, Bjerking, Briab, Brandskyddslaget, WSP, Moelven, KLH, Masonite Beams, Linnaeus University and C.F. Møller. The research project, supported by Formas (the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning) and Smart Housing Småland, and initiated by SP and Linnaeus University in Växjö, runs until 2018. C.F. Møller is currently working on tall timber projects in Stockholm for the Swedish Housing Association HSB.