PHOTO: Mjøsa Tower, the world’s tallest wooden building, is in Brumunddal, Norway. It was designed by Voll Arkitekter AS. Photo: Supplied

Construction has recently completed on the world’s tallest building made out of timber, also known as a “plyscraper”, in Norway.

Standing at an impressive 85.4 metres and rising 18 storeys, the building is constructed from a product known as mass timber, which is created by gluing layers of timber together at high pressure to create thick beams.

It was designed by Voll Arkitekter and is known as The Mjösa Tower. The name comes from the lake it borders – Norway’s biggest, Lake Mjösa. While the building will be used mostly for offices and apartments, it also houses a hotel overlooking the lake.