Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

Scandinavia Related Events/Initiatives

CTBUH Ratifies “World’s Tallest Timber Building” Following Height
14 Mar 2019, Brumunddal – CTBUH-Related News
CTBUH has verified Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway, as the “World’s Tallest Timber Building,” rising at 85.4 meters.
2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come
22 Jan 2019, Chicago – CTBUH News
Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see what trends and milestones will shape the industry in the year to come!
CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall Timber Workshop, which included 14 presenters speaking on topics relevant to the tall timber industry.
Tall Timber: A Global Audit
26 Jun 2017, Chicago – CTBUH Research
The CTBUH has produced its latest Tall Buildings in Numbers research study, entitled "Tall Timber: A Global Audit."
CTBUH Scandinavia Symposium - Fire and Tall Buildings
9 Mar 2017, Copenhagen – Event Report
Following the success of its inaugural symposium on tall building design and construction, CTBUH Scandinavia held its second gathering of professionals.
Twisting Tall Buildings
18 Aug 2016, Chicago – CTBUH Research
CTBUH has released a study that looks at the recent proliferation of twisting towers creating a new generation of iconic buildings throughout the world.
The Future of Tall Buildings in Scandinavia
28 May 2015, Copenhagen – Event Report
CTBUH Scandinavia held a successful inaugural event in Copenhagen, featuring keynote presentations by internationally renowned tall building experts.
CTBUH Releases Study on the Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal Paper
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.

Featured Tall Buildings in Scandinavia

Bella Sky

Bella Sky, Copenhagen

Completed in 2011, this complex features two towers with an inclination of 15° in opposite directions and serves as a hotel.

Malmö Live

Malmö Live,

Malmö Live is a dynamic multi-use development that occupies an entire city block, situated on Universitetsholmen in Malmö’s city center.

The Silo

The Silo, Copenhagen

Once a grain-storage silo in Copenhagen's industrial Nordhavn district, this building has found new life through an innovative project transforming it into a modern apartment complex.

Turning Torso

Turning Torso,

Completed in 2005, the Turning Torso was the first twisting skyscraper in the world, rotating a full 90 degrees along its height in nine pentagonal sections.

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower,

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.

Scandinavia Members

The work of the Council is only possible through the support of its members, which include most of the world’s leading developers, architects, engineers, contractors and others connected with tall buildings and sustainable cities. Below is the list of current organizational members located in Scandinavia, sorted by membership level then alphabetically by organization name.

Donor

Bjarke Ingels Group Bjarke Ingels Group
United States
ARCH URB STRC
Ramboll Ramboll
United Kingdom
CIV ENGM ENVE MEP SEIS STRC VERC ENGO URB FAC COMP FIRE GEO PMNG

Contributor

Alimak Alimak
Sweden
MATR CON
Brunkeberg Systems Brunkeberg Systems
Sweden
FAC CON MATR
Henning Larsen Architects Henning Larsen Architects
Denmark
ARCH URB INTR LAND
Jotun Jotun
United Arab Emirates
ENVE FAC MATR
Moelven Moelven
Norway
MATR

Participant

AF Buildings Denmark AF Buildings Denmark
Denmark
CIV ENGM ENGO ENVE STRC
COWI A/S COWI A/S
Denmark
PMNG STRC CIV COMP COST ENGO ENVE ENVP FIRE GEO MEP SEIS TRAN WIND
Harbour P/S Harbour P/S
Denmark
DEV
Hent AS Hent AS
Norway
CON
MOE A/S MOE A/S
Denmark
BACS ENGO
MT Højgaards A/S MT Højgaards A/S
Denmark
CON CIV
Sweco Structures AB Sweco Structures AB
Sweden
STRC

Academic

University of Southern Denmark University of Southern Denmark
Denmark
ACAD

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CTBUH Scandinavia

CTBUH Ratifies “World’s Tallest Timber Building” Following Height

14 Mar 2019, CTBUH-Related News – CTBUH has verified Mjøstårnet in Brumunddal, Norway, as the “World’s…

2019 Tall Building Predictions for the Year to Come

22 Jan 2019, CTBUH News – Check out our monthly predictions based on our industry intelligence to see…

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop

CTBUH 2017 Conference Delegates Attend Tall Timber Workshop

29 Oct 2017, Event Report – Delegates gathered in the offices of Arup in Sydney to participate in the Tall…

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Julian Chen

Chair

Julian Chen
Henning Larsen Architects, Copenhagen

Shonn Mills

Vice-Chair

Shonn Mills
Ramboll Group, Copenhagen

Mikkel K. Kragh

Secretary

Mikkel K. Kragh
University of Southern Denmark, Odense

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CTBUH Scandinavia Representation

CTBUH Resources on Scandinavia

Award Winners & Award of Excellence Recipients

The CTBUH Awards recognize projects and individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of tall buildings and the urban environment, and that achieve sustainability at the highest and broadest level.

Winner

Award of Excellence

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From Grain Silo to Glorious Living

30 May 2018 – CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference
Klaus Kastbjerg, UNIONKUL HOLDING A/S; Caroline Nagel, COBE

What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?

18 Oct 2016 – CTBUH 2016 China Conference
Winy Maas, MVRDV

CTBUH Video Interview – Claes Caroli

16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö

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Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh

Humanizing the High-Rise

30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV
Kim H. Nielsen, 3XN Architects

A Novel Façade System to Improve the Whole High-Rise Building Process

17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism
Henrik Falk & Henrik Andersson, Brunkeberg Systems AB; Fredrik Friblick, Prolog Bygglogistik AB; M. Joop Mul, ATB consult

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Scandinavia Related Videos

From Grain Silo to Glorious Living
30 May 2018 – Presentation at CTBUH 2018 Chicago Tall + Urban Conference; Klaus Kastbjerg, UNIONKUL HOLDING A/S; Caroline Nagel, COBE
The Silo is a renovation of the largest industrial building in the redeveloped neighborhood of Nordhavn (North Harbor) in Copenhagen, Denmark. It has been transformed from a grain silo into a 38-unit apartment building, with a public function space…
What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
18 Oct 2016 – Presentation at CTBUH 2016 China Conference; Winy Maas, MVRDV
It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always been about power, but they should also be about society. As our global society increasingly becomes…
CTBUH Video Interview – Claes Caroli
16 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö
Claes Caroli of HSB Malmö is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Claes discusses the redevelopment of the Malmö waterfront with a master planned residential community constructed around the Turning Torso.
Monthly Video: Turning Torso
15 Jan 2016 – Monthly Video Series; Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
Thursday 12th November 2015. Chicago, IL. Santiago Calatrava discusses the 2015 CTBUH 10 Year Award Winner, Turning Torso during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute of Technology. View the extended interview here.
Putting a Twist on Contemporary Skyscraper Design: Turning Torso, Malmö
12 Nov 2015 – CTBUH "14th Annual Awards"; Jan Andersson, HSB Malmö; & Santiago Calatrava, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
Jan Andersson, Senior Advisor, HSB Malmö, and Santiago Calatrava, Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, speak at the 14th Annual Best Tall Building Symposium – Session 1 in a presentation entitled "Putting a Twist on Contemporary…
Interview: Turning Torso
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Jan Andersson & Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö
Jan Andersson, Senior Advisor, & Claes Caroli, Chairman, HSB Malmö, are interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Tall Building 10 Year Award Winner, Turning Torso, Malmö, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois Institute…
Interview: Santiago Calatrava
12 Nov 2015 – 2015 Awards Ceremony/Symposium Interviews; Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers
Santiago Calatrava, Founder, Santiago Calatrava Architects & Engineers, is interviewed by Chris Bentley regarding the 2015 CTBUH Tall Building 10 Year Award Winner, Turning Torso, Malmö, during the 2015 CTBUH Awards Symposium at the Illinois…

Scandinavia Related Papers/Research

Rethinking CTBUH Height Criteria In the Context of Tall Timber
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Robert M. Foster, University of Queensland; Michael H. Ramage, University of Cambridge; Thomas Reynolds, The University of Edinburgh
Recent developments in the design and construction of progressively taller buildings using engineered timber as a structural material raise important questions about the language that is used to describe tall buildings. This paper discusses the role…
Humanizing the High-Rise
30 Oct 2017 – CTBUH Journal, 2017 Issue IV; Kim H. Nielsen, 3XN Architects
The under-design Quay Quarter Tower will create a stunning new building on the Sydney skyline that sets new benchmarks in office tower design globally and creates an exemplary international commercial address. The antithesis of the prevailing belief…
A Novel Façade System to Improve the Whole High-Rise Building Process
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Henrik Falk & Henrik Andersson, Brunkeberg Systems AB; Fredrik Friblick, Prolog Bygglogistik AB; M. Joop Mul, ATB consult
This paper introduces a façade system integrated with the vertical transportation of building materials and climbing weather protection for the faster and safer construction of high-rise buildings. In the presented case study, the general contractor…
The Psychological Relationship Between a Tall Building and a City
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Claes Caroli, HSB Malmö
Building a tall building in 2002 in a city that has its roots in the 11th century was a challenge. At the time this project started, the city of Malmö was in bad shape. For years, it had leaned upon it famous shipyard, heavy industries, car…
What’s Next?: How Do We Make Vertical Urban Design?
17 Oct 2016 – Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism; Winy Mass, MVRDV
It seems sometimes as if the further away from the ground we rise, the more architectonic and less urban our buildings become. Skyscrapers have always been about power, but they should also be about society. As our global society increasingly becomes…
A Tale of Towers and Cities: A Contextual Approach to Vertical Urbanism
26 Oct 2015 – The Middle East: A Selection of Written Works on Iconic Towers and Global Place-Making; Louis Becker & Julian Chen, Henning Larsen Architects
While the ever increasing global interchange of capitals and ideas have created immense opportunities and growth in cities around the world, the physical manifestation of this energy in the urban habitat risks becoming generic in the face of growing…
The Past, Present and Future of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; CTBUH Research
There are currently 109 skyscrapers over 150 meters in Europe. This number is set to jump to 161 by the end of 2015, meaning that there are more than 50 projects in advanced stages of construction.
Interview: Winy Maas, MVRDV
Jun 2010 – CTBUH Journal, 2010 Issue II; Winy Maas, MVRDV
The urban future of Chinese cities could take the shape of supersized parabolic structures in and around current cities. Imagine a range of various green hills with apartments and spacious terraces in the shell filled with industry and technology.

Featured Tall Buildings in Scandinavia

The Silo

The Silo, Copenhagen

Once a grain-storage silo in Copenhagen's industrial Nordhavn district, this building has found new life through an innovative project transforming it into a modern apartment complex.

Bella Sky

Bella Sky, Copenhagen

Completed in 2011, this complex features two towers with an inclination of 15° in opposite directions and serves as a hotel.

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower, Stockholm

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.

More Featured Tall Buildings

Scandinavia Facts

Population 20,440,678 (2014)
Area 817,191 km² • 315,517 mi²
GDP $1.02 trillion (2014)
150m+ Buildings 1 Completed1 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None Completed
Tallest City Malmo
First 150m+ Building Turning Torso (190 m, 2005)
Average Building Age 14 Years
Most Common Function Mixed-use (100%)
Most Common Material Concrete (100%)

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings in Scandinavia

1   Karlatornet 2022 245 m Goteborg
2   Turning Torso 2005 190 m Malmo
3   Lighthouse 2022 142 m Arhus
4   Kista Science Tower 2003 124 m Stockholm
5   Innovationen 2018 121 m Stockholm
6   Herlev Hospital 1976 120 m Herlev
7   Victoria Tower 2011 118 m Stockholm
8   Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel 1990 117 m Oslo
9   Kista Torn 2015 112 m Stockholm
10   Biskop Gunnerus Gate 14 1975 111 m Oslo
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   Bestseller Tower 2023 320 m Brande
2   Karlatornet 2022 245 m Goteborg
3   Tellus Tower 1 - 237 m Stockholm
4   World Ocean Headquarters - 200 m Bærum
5   Turning Torso 2005 190 m Malmo
6   Tellus Tower 2 - 177 m Stockholm
7   Mindet 6 - 144 m Arhus
8   Lighthouse 2022 142 m Arhus
9   Urban Mountain - 138 m Oslo
10   Sky Village - 126 m Copenhagen
  Completed   Under Constr.   Proposed