Fyrstikkbakken 14 consist of 163 apartments distributed on 4 apartment blocks with an underlying parking basement and corresponding green areas in connection with the surrounding public areas. The project is in proximity of public facilities as subway, train and kindergartens at Hellerud. Fyrstikkbakken 14 is FutureBuilts first commercial apartment project in mass timber.

The project has been developed in interaction between Fyrstikkbakken 14 and AF Gruppen, and is to be carried out as a design and build contract with a value of approximately MNOK 370 ex. VAT. The starting sale has had a good response in the market, engineering will start immediately, and construction is scheduled from Q2 2021. The project consists of one building step with expected completion Q4 2023.

- It has been exiting to develop this mass timber project with Birk & Co and AF Eiendom. We are looking forward to cooperating further on completing the first mass timber apartment project of this scale in Norway. The project suits AF Gruppen’s strategy on sustainable and innovative projects with a goal of 50 % reduction in carbon footprint and effective use of digital tools, says Tormod Solberg, EVP at AF Gruppen.