The eight story buildings in Skövde are entirely constructed of timber except for the bottom plate, the basement and its floor structure, as well as the stairway which are all made of concrete. Both floor and walls are made of wood with a technique called CLT (cross-laminated timber) where cross-glued discs make a massive timber building system and its frame.
The solid wood panel of spruce is used for walls, floors and ceilings. The panels are delivered in large sizes — up to 16 meters long. That means fewer panels, fewer joints, higher density and faster assembly. Since the panel is load-bearing, it allows for creative architectural solutions.