The City above the city competition winners

Young architects worldwide create solutions to urbanization in the “City Above the City” competition. Metsä Wood’s competition inspired architects worldwide to design wooden extensions to city centers. Entries from 40 countries proposed wooden solutions to the challenges of urbanization. Winning designs were made to New York, Shanghai and Tampere, Finland.

Architects from 40 countries created their Plan B to urbanization using wood (Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber) as the main material. The task was to design a wooden extension to an existing urban building. The entries were designed to 69 cities worldwide, including Sidney, Shanghai, New York, Berlin, Paris and London. The competition was organized by Metsä Wood.

Winners from different parts of the world

"Urbanization has increased the interest towards building with wood. The potential for timber extensions is large, over 100 million m2 in Germany alone", says Mikko Saavalainen, SVP Business Development at Metsä Wood.

Winners were awarded in two categories: Small and large scale intervention. The total sum of prices is 35 000 €.

Awards:Large scale interventions

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Tammelan Kruunu by Lisa Voigtländer (Germany) and SungBok Song (Korea)

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Lightweight Living by Joshua Duncan & Chaz Flint​

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Plug-In by Jari Lonka, Francesco Allaix & Lilja Mustila

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Aboveall by Giuseppe De Marinis Gallo​ & ​​Gianluca Gnisci​​​

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The Green Intervention by Minjae Kim &​​ Kwang Ja Oh​

Awards:Small scale interventions

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Dear Landlord by Nile Greenberg​

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Vertical Lilong by Luis Fco. Romero Martinez & Sandra Gomez Alba​

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Colliding Lines and Lives by Sinan Gunay & Nurhayat Oz​​

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Dachkiez,Village On The Roof​ by Sigurd Larsen, Simon Jendreizig, Vanessa Panagiotopoulou, Marlene Kjeldsen, Guillermo Fernandez Villar & Pedro Campos Altozano​