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  • Open Source Wood hackathon goes online – virtual innovation event organised by Metsä Wood and FCBA

    Etiketter: Wood
    The 8th Open Source Wood hackathon was the first one to be organised virtually and taking place in several locations at the same time. The hackathon challenged the participating engineering and architecture students from France and Switzerland as well as students and research scientists from Canada to innovate ways to reuse wood. Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood is an initiative aiming to increase modular wood construction all over the world. / Metsä Wood
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  • Open Source Wood challenged architecture students participating in the EASA 2020 event

    Etiketter: Wood
    The Open Source Wood initiative challenged the architecture students participating in EASA 2020 to create a concept for a wooden multi-storey building using the element and module designs available on Opensourcewood.com. Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is an open collaboration and knowledge-sharing platform for modular wood construction. / Metsä Wood
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  • Urban Adaptation Architects’ Competition – Flexibility with modular wood construction

    Etiketter: Wood
    Buildings are static. They serve the purpose they have been designed for. But when cities grow and the needs of the community change, this becomes a problem. Modular construction with engineered wood products like Kerto LVL are the solution, because they enable adaptable, sustainable and cost competitive designs. It is time to provide solutions to the changing needs of our cities. Time to create an urban adaptation. / Metsä Wood
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  • Fast construction of wooden residential buildings in Linnanfältti

    Etiketter: Wood
    Wooden multi-storey apartment buildings in Linnanfältti, close to the centre of Turku, Finland are being built with Kerto® LVL-based elements. A residential building constructed from wooden elements can rise in less than half the time compared to a similar kind of concrete building. With Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL-based elements (laminated veneer lumber) buildings are fast, light and green to construct. / Metsä Wood
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  • Hybrid City competition results offer solutions to improve both sustainability and efficiency

    Etiketter: Wood
    Metsä Wood’s Hybrid City Challenge called for ways to make construction more sustainable, while maintaining efficiency using current building methods. The answer lies in hybrid construction: modular construction practically combining wood and other construction materials. The Hybrid City Challenge gathered some 40 ideas from 22 countries. / Metsä Wood
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  • Metsä Pavilion – rapid construction with wooden elements

    Etiketter: Wood
    The load-bearing wooden structures for Metsä Pavilion were assembled in only 11 days. The Pavilion, built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in Tokyo, is Business Finland’s project and Metsä Group is the main partner. The Pavilion will be used as a venue for different Embassy meetings and Business Finland events. It will also host the Finnish national team during the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games. / Metsä Wood
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  • Lightweight wood saves on transportation costs and hassle at the construction site

    Etiketter: Wood
    The world’s urban infrastructure will go through major transformation during the next decades. Lighter building materials, such as wood elements, are less costly and more energy efficient to transport and handle on construction site. With engineered wood products like Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber), the construction industry can build faster, lighter and greener. / Metsä Wood
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  • Mass customisation enables more efficient and sustainable construction

    Etiketter: Wood
    Renee Puusepp, a senior researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of the Estonian Academy of Arts is convinced mass customisation leads to the more efficient yet flexible construction of wooden buildings. Standardised modules can be combined in various ways, considering the customer’s needs, neighbourhood and surrounding environment. Engineered wood products like Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) are perfect materials for modular construction, as they make construction fast, light and green. / Metsä Wood
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  • How can sustainability in construction be achieved without compromising efficiency? The Hybrid City initiative calls for innovation

    Etiketter: Wood
    Metsä Wood’s Hybrid City initiative is searching for ways to make construction more sustainable while maintaining efficiency using current building methods. Improving sustainability is imperative: construction alone uses 50% of the world’s resources. However, the transition will only happen if construction companies can maintain efficiency. The world needs a Plan B. / Metsä Wood
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  • Metsä Pavilion brings construction professionals around the same table

    Etiketter: Wood
    The wooden Metsä Pavilion is to be built on the grounds of the Finnish Embassy in Tokyo. The Pavilion is constructed of prefabricated wood elements made of Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber). Metsä Wood, the producer of Kerto LVL, sees collaboration as an important factor in the growth of wood construction. Projects like Metsä Pavilion present a perfect opportunity for industry professionals to get together and share knowledge – making the most of Kerto LVL as a fast, light and green construction material. / Metsä Wood
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