See Cederhusen, the Bologna block, grow at record speed

Cederhusen will be one of the world's largest wooden housing blocks in an inner city environment. The frame of the second block, Bologna grew at a record speed of one floor a week. Here you can see how it went:

Cederhusen are built in a densely populated area in the center of Stockholm with little space for transport and unloading.

The direct deliveries from Setra's factory in Långshyttan, Dalarna county, just two hours away, were a contributing factor to the frame being able to be erected so quickly. The building elements were loaded in the correct order already at the factory and assembled on site directly upon arrival in Stockholm.

Project Cederhusen

Comprises: 236 apartments (1–5 rooms) and eight retail units.

Location: Hagastaden, central Stockholm

Built in: 2020–2024

Gross area: Approx. 22 000 m² above ground.

Developer: Folkhem

Architect: General Architecture

Structural engineers: Bjerking och Byggnadstekniska Byrån

Building materials: Structural frame in CLT, except for the two lowest levels, which are built in concrete.

For Bologna 1 & 2, Setra has delievered 3,200 m3 of wood. Facade of cedar shingles and glulam. Elevens of the 13 storeys in the tallest Cederhusen block are made of CLT.

Published: 2021-11-20





Did you know...

  • About 90% of Swedish single-family homes are built in wood.
  • Almost 20% of Swedish apartment blocks are built in wood.
  • Interest in industrial wood construction is growing. The wood construction sector’s target for 2025 is for at least 50% of new apartment buildings to be built in wood.
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