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.
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|
|Volume of the wooden components||2,200 m3|
|Stored CO2||1,677 tCO2|
|Avoided CO2||2,013 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.
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