Plan B: Architecture competition winners

Plan B explores the possibilities of wood construction

As a leading supplier of wood products, Metsä Wood knows from experience that Nordic premium wood is the best renewable raw material in the world. When used right, it saves money, time and nature.

To challenge preconceptions and explore the possibilities of wood construction, we’ve started a project called Plan B. In it, we have been planning how to build iconic architectural designs out of wood.

City Above the City architect's competition

In June 2016 we challenged architects and students of architecture from around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants were asked to select a centrally-located building in one of the world’s most populated cities and develop an innovative wood design solution that adds density through additional floor area. Known buildings, especially buildings under threat of demolition were encouraged as sites for revitalization, new development and innovation.

The results were announced on November 1st 2016.

Plan B architects' competition: the winners

In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood plays a crucial role in the development and growth of this global market.

Our strategy can be crystallised into two words: industrial efficiency. Our premium-quality wood products are made for the demanding needs of our construction, industrial and distribution partners. We know that there are three steps to industrial efficiency, commitment, reliability and quality. We always work in close cooperation with our customers to reduce construction costs and time, and we reduce the environmental footprint at every stage of the process.