Solna (SWE)

Solna (SWE)

Solna (SWE)

Hotel Solna:
Wooden storey extension

The project in Solna, a municipality in the Swedish province of Stockholm, is a hotel extension. The event hotel “Quality Hotel Friends” was extended with wooden elements as well as wood-glass facade elements. The additional area created is located on top of the hotel’s existing conference hall and the gateway to the so-called Friends Arena.

Event-Hotel Solna
at a glance

X-LAM supporting structure and composite facade
made of wood, aluminium and glass

The building extension in the “Quality Hotel Friends” was constructed from load-bearing DERIX X-LAM elements. From the outside, the extension was fitted with an attractive composite facade made of wood-aluminium-glass elements. A total of 2,200 m3 of glulam and X-LAM elements were installed.
Building project Hotel Solna, Råsta Strandväg 1, 169 56 Solna, Schweden
Construction X-LAM elements
Completion 2020
Volume of the wooden components 2,200 m3
Stored CO2 in the construction 1,669.80 tCO2
Avoided CO2 in the construction 2,003.76 tCO2
Regrowth speed in german forests 66 minutes
Building owner Quality Hotel Friends, SWE-Solna,
Architects Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
General contractor TREVITA UAB, LT-Vilnius
Manufacture and delivery of the wooden elements DERIX-Group

The advantages of using wood
to extend the Solna hotel

With a building extension, the main focus is on weight. The additional loads should be kept as low as possible. Wood is the ideal building material for this: a wooden structure is three to four times lighter than a concrete structure. The timber used in the Solna hotel extension thus keeps the loads to be carried very low.


Individual glulam

With our glulam, individual constructions can be built, because we produce the components in almost any shape and size – entirely according to your wishes. The kiln-dried wooden boards are joined together by finger-jointing to form long lamellas. Discover our diverse range of glulam.

Solid and versatile element construction

Whether roof, ceiling or wall – X-LAM can be used in a variety of ways. Our X-LAM element construction gives you great freedom in building design. The flexibly usable elements made of cross laminated timber are custom-made for you and can be assembled quickly and easily.

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