Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building, High-rise in Västerås

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Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building

Residential Tower in Lilludden, Central Sweden – design by C. F. Møller Architects

2 Mar 2019

Västerås High-rise Building

Design: C. F. Møller Architects

Location: Öster Mälarstrand, Västerås, Sweden

High-rise Building in Västerås by C. F. Møller Architects

Kajstaden is a central residential neighborhood near the water in the Öster Mälarstrand area of Västerås. The new neighbourhood is designed as a city block and is a natural extension of Västerås city centre.

Sweden's Tallest Timber building, high-rise in Västerås
photograph © Nikolaj Jakobsen

The area includes Mälarparken and Notuddsparken, which link together to form a cohesive green area. The neighborhood has a generous view of Lake Mälaren and is located directly adjacent to the square and the quayside promenade. The concept includes an electric boat sharing scheme and a special chilled room in the lobby for food deliveries from MatHem.

Sweden's Tallest Timber building, high-rise in Västerås
photo © Nikolaj Jakobsen

The housing being constructed is comprised of 99 flats with the first stage estimated to be complete by the spring of 2018. In its entirety, the local plan for Öster Mälarstrand contains about 700 flats with marinas for recreational boats, which will be connected and integrated with new residential developments.

Sweden's Tallest Timber building, high-rise in Västerås
photo © Nikolaj Jakobsen

The neighborhood includes amongst other things a 9-storey apartment building constructed with a frame made entirely of massive wood. The load bearing walls, beams and elevator/stairwell shafts have been built with cross-laminated wood. With renewable and sustainable timber construction, the quarter manages to have a positive impact on the environment and in time the overall life-cycle perspective.

Sweden's Tallest Timber building, high-rise in Västerås
photograph © C.F. Møller Architects

Research shows clear health benefits and qualities for people living in homes with wooden frames. Kajstaden is one of the tallest buildings in Sweden with a solid wood frame and the ongoing construction process clearly shows the advantages of building with modern wood technology. C.F. Møller Architects is developing the project in close collaboration with Slättö Förvaltning and Byggbolaget.

Sweden's Tallest Timber building, high-rise in Västerås
photo © C.F. Møller Architects

Västerås High-rise Building – Building Information

Address: Västerås, Stockholm, Sweden
Client: Slättö Förvaltning
Size: 7500 m²
Year: 2016-19

CONSTRUCTION: Martinsons and Consto
ENGINEERING: Bjerking
ARCHITECT: C.F. Møller Architects
LANDSCAPE: C.F. Møller Landscape

Photograpy (completed building): Nikolaj Jakobsen

Photography (building site): C.F. Møller Architects

Västerås High-rise Building images / information from C. F. Møller

Västerås High-rise Building design : C. F. Møller Architects

Previously on e-architect:

18 Apr 2017
High-rise Building in Västerås by C. F. Møller Architects
High-rise Building in Västerås
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High-rise Building in Västerås

Västerås Building design by C. F. Møller

Location: Lilludden, Västerås, Sweden




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