• Geological Research Base Spitzbergen - Others - Svalbard/Spitzbergen, Norway
    Veidekke Arctic AS
  • Geological Research Base Spitzbergen - Others - Svalbard/Spitzbergen, Norway
    Veidekke Arctic AS
  • Geological Research Base Spitzbergen - Others - Svalbard/Spitzbergen, Norway
    Veidekke Arctic AS

Geological Research Base Spitzbergen

Svalbard/Spitzbergen, Norway, Map
2014
Others

December 2014 marked the start of the world’s northern-most CLT timber construction project – a geological research base in Spitzbergen (Norway). This base consists of four buildings which are connected by corridors above ground. Apart from the concrete foundations, only Stora Enso CLT in industrial visible quality is used for this project. Due to the northern location, as it was winter during construction of the base, it was dark 24 hours a day. However, thanks to Stora Enso’s CLT solid timber construction system, the erection of the building was safe and, above all, fast, as prefabricated CLT elements were transported to the construction site, resulting in lower construction costs. These advantages provided the main reasons for the decision to build with Stora Enso CLT.

Products CLT
Product volume (m³) 300
Developer Woodcon
Architect LPO arkitekter
Main contractor Woodcon
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