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The Plus

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City, Country Magnor, Norway
Year 2020–2022
Client Vestre
Architect BIG Bjarke Ingels Group
Services Structural Engineering
Site Supervision
In collaboration with: BIG Engineering (BIGE)

Vestre is one of Europe's most successful sustainable furniture manufacturers and its "The Plus" headquarters is the biggest investment in the Norwegian furniture industry for decades. The factory aims to be a global showcase for sustainable and highly efficient production, built-in Magnor inland Norway. The project is to be certified as 'BREEAM outstanding'. Spectacular architecture, a visitor center, and a 300-acre adventure park also help make Magnor an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. In this way, Vestre wants to encourage more people to participate in the green shift.

'The Plus' is a timber structure made of solid wood. The glulam beams have a free span of 24 meters. They are 1.8 meters high, and each beam weighs up to 5 tonnes.

The timber structure is a Norwegian-Swedish partnership between Woodcon in Brumunddal, Moelven outside Lillehammer, Norway, and Stora Enso in Värmland, Sweden.

Structural Engineering
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