Metsä Wood: From Desktop Designs to Actual Projects

“Being open and sharing knowledge speeds up the technical development of the timber structures due to the versatile network of people with different skillsets involved”, says Jussi Björman, Director of Technical Customer Service, Metsä Wood.

When the modular wood construction industry grows, everybody wins

We are committed to working with architects who use innovative modular wood elements for building design – giving pioneers in wood construction the chance to move their designs from the desktop to actual projects.

By sharing your innovations and insights with your fellow modular wood experts around the world, you can build a reputation for yourself internationally, and you’ll also benefit from advice and reviews of your work from our platform’s expert panel. The Open Source Wood initiative also offers the chance to collaborate effectively with your peers – wherever they are.

Why participate?

We asked professionals what they think about the idea of Open Source Wood. Some of them have already sent us designs.

“If I have learned anything in my time teaching, it is that good ideas rarely come out of thin air. Rather than a sudden breakthrough, innovations tend to arrive through the integration and development of ideas and practices over time. This is especially true for architecture and construction. Today we need larger networks to share our ideas and to gain knowledge produced by others that may be working on similar problems.”
Philip Tidwell, Aalto University, Finland

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