Cederhusen awarded "Construction of the year"

30 March 2022

The 'Construction of the Year' award, awarded every year by the magazine Byggindustrin in Sweden, is the public construction sector's most prestigious prize.

The award goes to an individual construction project that was completed during the previous year and that kept a budget, had high occupational safety and created added value.

This year the awards went to Cederhusen in Stockholm.

The name Cederhusen means that the houses have been given a cedar shingles facade. The shingles have been flame retardant impregnated by Woodsafe EXTERIOR WFX and the houses meet all legal requirements for today’s homes regarding fire, acoustics and construction and more.

The jury’s verdict on Cederhusen was that  “high ambitions have led to an impressive end result where each material has been chosen with care”.

The cedar houses are being built on top of the tunnels for the E4 / E20 motorway. Stockholm's first solid wood project is based on a stable and complex basic construction that will provide a platform for everything that can happen in the busy tunnels and traffic under the houses.

Cederhusen is combined with red cedar and yellow cedar on the façade – this is the first time yellow cedar shingles have been used in Sweden.

The façade of Cederhusen is a modern interpretation of the classic stone city of Stockholm, but wood has been used here instead.

The cedar shingles has been flame retardant impregnated by Woodsafe EXTERIOR WFX for exterior use and can withstand great stresses of weather and wind and have a natural protection against fungus and rot..

Woodsafe Timber Protection’s expertise in flame retardant wood is an important part of the construction industry.

Woodsafe Timber Protection is considered one of the leading manufacturers with an impressive certification list of certified performances and hundreds of inspiring projects across Europe, including the world’s largest oak roof at Airport Gardemoen Pier Nord, climate-friendly airport and the world’s tallest wooden house in Norway.

Woodsafe Timber Protection is handling over 1,250 wooden made projects interior and exterior per year throughout Europe and as far afield as New Zealand. Woodsafe is a qualified and certified manufacturer according to ISO 9001, ISO 14001.

Cederhusen in Stockholm