Metsä Wood launches ‘Open Source Wood’

June 20, 2017 LBM Journal

 

Metsä Wood’s Open Source Wood initiative is a call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction.

By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood’s aim is to connect the local wood construction industry with global knowledge to facilitate collaboration and growth.

Additionally, Metsä Wood will award innovation in modular element design by offering 30 000€ in prize money during 2017 to exceptional designs, submitted as part of the initiative, using its Kerto LVL material.

Open Source Wood is a continuation of Metsä Wood’s project Plan B, launched in 2015 as an ambitious blueprint to explore the possibilities of using wood in urban construction.

Source: Metsä Wood

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