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31 Oct, 2019, 08:42 GMT Metsä Wood Awards Estonian Start-up Team 99 for an Eco-friendly Modular Design

Metsä Wood, a Finnish engineered wood product company, has awarded the Estonian start-up Team 99 for its innovative design of a module that can be...


23 Oct, 2019, 13:23 BST Metsä Wood: The era of Extensions is now - Light Wood is the Optimal Building Material

The natural qualities of wood - lightness and strength - bring multiple positive consequences for both individual constructors and societies...


25 Sep, 2019, 12:20 BST Metsä Wood: Wood's Journey - Sustainably From Finnish Forests to Downtown Tokyo

The spruce trees grown in Jukka Heikkonen's forest are soon to be used for building the Finnish Metsä Pavilion in Japan. During the Tokyo Summer...


03 Sep, 2019, 09:37 BST Open Source Wood Challenge: Large Wall Panel Connections

Metsä Wood's Open Source Wood is an open platform developed to connect people and innovation in the wood construction industry. Open Source Wood...


28 Aug, 2019, 11:16 BST Metsä Wood: Green Construction and Living in Norway

Verksbyen, a new green neighbourhood in Fredrikstad in Norway, showcases the future of sustainable living. As part of the project, construction...


31 Jul, 2019, 09:22 BST Metsä Wood : Cranleigh School's New Building Combines Steel Frame and Wood Elements

Cranleigh School in Surrey in the United Kingdom was established in 1865. As part of the historic school's campus development project, two old...


27 Jun, 2019, 08:41 BST Metsä Wood: No Waste - Wiser and More Sustainable Building With Wood Products

The construction sector continues consuming globally around one third of the planet's already limited resources1. Building with wood products like...


29 May, 2019, 13:13 BST 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...


29 Apr, 2019, 08:13 BST 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...


01 Apr, 2019, 13:55 BST Upgrading Lines Started at Metsä Wood's Pärnu Mill

All production lines at Metsä Wood's Pärnu birch plywood mill have now been started. Bringing the upgrading lines into use means that the investment...


27 Mar, 2019, 08:22 GMT 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...


18 Mar, 2019, 13:22 GMT 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...


05 Feb, 2019, 10:46 GMT 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...


31 Jan, 2019, 13:10 GMT 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...


19 Dec, 2018, 12:46 GMT 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...


29 Nov, 2018, 09:19 GMT 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...


20 Nov, 2018, 09:36 GMT 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 ...


30 Oct, 2018, 08:13 GMT Metsä Wood: Architekten schätzen Holzprodukte wegen ihres geringen Gewichtes, ihrer Stärke und der endlosen Einsatzmöglichkeiten

Die wichtigsten architektonischen Vorteile des Holzwerkstoffes sind sein geringes Gewicht, seine Stärke und seine Ästhetik. Darüber hinaus sind...


29 Oct, 2018, 12:25 GMT 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 ...


04 Oct, 2018, 06:45 BST 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...


28 Sep, 2018, 11:16 BST Open Source Wood-Auszeichnungen für Architekturstudenten auf der RE-EASA 2018

Metsä Wood stellte die Teilnehmer der RE:EASA 2018-Konferenz vor die Herausforderung, ihre eigenen Designs für die Open Source Wood-Initiative zu...


28 Sep, 2018, 11:13 BST 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 ...


27 Sep, 2018, 07:47 BST 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 ...


30 Aug, 2018, 08:56 BST 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...


24 Aug, 2018, 08:29 BST 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...