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May 29, 2019, 08:12 ET Roofing With Extremely Long Wooden Elements for an Indoor Swimming Pool in Luxembourg

German architectural office Auer Weber designed the roof structure for the new indoor swimming pool at the Sports Centre Cents in Luxembourg. The...


Apr 29, 2019, 03:12 ET Elegant Metsä Pavilion - Finnish Wooden Architecture in Tokyo

The wooden Metsä Pavilion is to be used by Finnish athletes and companies during the Tokyo Summer Olympics in 2020. The building will be made...


Mar 27, 2019, 04:20 ET New Kerto LVL Line Starts Test Runs at Metsä Wood's Punkaharju Mill

Metsä Wood has started test runs on the new 65,000-cubic-metre Kerto LVL line at the Punkaharju mill. The investment will increase the mill's...


Mar 18, 2019, 09:16 ET The World's Tallest Wooden Building Mjösa Tower Completed in Norway

The Mjösa Tower was officially opened on 15 March 2019, taking over the title of the world's tallest wooden building. The 18-floor building, located...


Feb 05, 2019, 05:44 ET A Wooden Metsä Pavilion in Tokyo During the 2020 Olympic Games

Metsä Group and Business Finland are joining forces in building a wooden Metsä pavilion to be used in Tokyo during the Olympic games. The pavilion...


Jan 31, 2019, 08:08 ET Fast Roofing for Metsä Wood's Pärnu Mill with Wooden Elements

Metsä Wood's new birch plywood mill was inaugurated in Pärnu, Estonia in October 2018. With a tight construction schedule, the use of prefabricated...


Dec 19, 2018, 07:42 ET Metsä Wood: Economically Driven Industrial Production is Revolutionising Construction

Metsä Wood's customer Lehto Group is a Finnish company specialising in economically driven construction. It aims to replace traditional on-site...


Nov 29, 2018, 04:14 ET Blueprint Robotics Believes Off-site Construction is a Better way to Build

Blueprint Robotics produces prefabricated, customized wooden elements for house construction. All elements include Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer...


Nov 20, 2018, 04:32 ET Metsä Wood - Open Source Wood Winner: ClipHut Structural Building System

ClipHut is a parametrically generated structural construction system that can be adapted to regional building regulations. The system was designed by ...


Oct 29, 2018, 08:20 ET Hackathon Brought Together Architects, Students and Wood Construction Professionals to Compete

Thirty people met at Linnaeus University for a hackathon initiated by Metsä Wood. The challenge was: how could you construct a property at a specific ...


Oct 04, 2018, 01:43 ET Metsä Wood: Industrial Durability for the Needs of Transport and Construction

Along with the inauguration of the new birch plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia, Metsä Wood has published a new image series called "Industrial...


Sep 28, 2018, 06:11 ET Open Source Wood Awards for Architecture Students at RE-EASA 2018

Metsä Wood challenged the participants of the RE:EASA 2018 event to develop their own designs for the Open Source Wood Initiative. Every summer, EASA ...


Sep 27, 2018, 02:44 ET Metsä Wood: Architects Value Wood Products for Their Lightweight, Strength and Endless Possibilities

The main architectural advantages of wood material are its lightweight, strength and aesthetics. In addition, wood products, such as Kerto® LVL, also ...


Aug 30, 2018, 03:52 ET Metsä Wood: Alpine SPA-Bungalow Made With Lightweight Wooden Modules

The SPA-Bungalow offers visitors an unique sauna experience at an altitude of 2,690 metres, with spectacular alpine views. The bungalow at the...


Aug 24, 2018, 03:26 ET City Above the City Winner Dachkiez on Show at Venice Biennale

Architect Sigurd Larsen and his team took part in the City Above the City architecture design competition organised by Metsä Wood in 2016. Their...


Jul 24, 2018, 03:41 ET Open Source Wood Winner: Kokoon Modular Housing System

Kokoon is a clever, modular building system designed for temporary accommodation in urban contexts. The modules can be easily transported and stacked ...


Jun 29, 2018, 08:59 ET Metsä Wood: The Pro Nemus Visitor Centre is a Showcase of Engineered Wood Products

etsä Group's new visitor centre in Äänekoski, in Central Finland, is a prime example of fast construction using wood. The 1,000 m2 building showcases ...


Jun 27, 2018, 03:22 ET Off-site Wood Construction is the Future of Building

Urbanisation is accelerating and creating pressure to increase housing construction. To answer this global challenge, construction needs to be...


May 31, 2018, 07:12 ET Metsä Wood: Modular Wooden Living on the Rooftops of Poissy

In response to housing challenges and environmental issues in urban areas, extending buildings upwards is a logical solution. As part of an urban...


May 15, 2018, 07:41 ET Metsä Wood eröffnet bahnbrechende Plattform für Open Source Wood

Die Open Source Wood-Initiative wurde im Juni 2017 von Metsä Wood ins Leben gerufen, um das Wachstum im städtischen Holzbau zu beschleunigen. Die...


May 15, 2018, 07:19 ET Metsä Wood Launches a Groundbreaking Platform for Open Source Wood

The Open Source Wood initiative was launched in June 2017 by Metsä Wood in order to accelerate growth in urban wood construction. The new...


Apr 17, 2018, 07:18 ET Metsä Wood: Das Schwebende Dach - Mehr als Eine Clevere Holzdachkonstruktion Dank Kerto LVL

Die Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd hat Ihre neue Mensa mit einer einzigartigen Dachkonstruktion, die sich natürlich in die Landschaft einfügt, versehen. ...


Apr 17, 2018, 04:28 ET Metsä Wood: Clever Wooden Roof Structure With Versatile Kerto LVL

Designed to blend into the surrounding scenery, a unique roof construction of the new dining hall is the centrepiece of the regional college in...


Apr 12, 2018, 08:58 ET Metsä Wood: Hackathon Gave Rise to Creative Wooden Extensions with MIT and Aalto University

The second Open Source Wood Hackathon took place at Metsä Group's headquarters in Espoo on 27 March. Two world-class architecture universities met...


Mar 06, 2018, 06:39 ET Architekturbüro Zaha Hadid Architects tritt der Open Source Wood-Initiative bei

Metsä Wood gibt mit Freude bekannt, dass Zaha Hadid Architects mit Sitz in London der Open Source Wood-Initiative beigetreten ist - das bahnbrechende ...