The largest known disassembly and reassembly of a building in Sweden was recently realized. A wooden building that temporarily served as shops and businesses was rebuilt 500 kilometers away as a padel complex.
It concerns the Östermalmshallen, a wooden building that was realized in Stockholm to house companies that had to temporarily leave a shopping complex of the same name in 2016 for a major renovation. The building was mainly built with Kerto elements. These are columns, beams, floor and wall parts made of laminated veneer (LVL), a brand name of Metsä Wood.
Real estate developer Wallenstam bought the tall wooden building of 2000 square meters, had it dismantled and rebuilt in Mölnlycke, a town on the west coast of Sweden, to turn it into a sports hall entirely dedicated to the currently very popular sport of padel.
To both Forest Wood as Wallenstam let us know, the dismantling (by the same company that had built the building in the first place) and reassembly went virtually flawlessly.