Plan B competition
The city above the city
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Students of London South Bank University have published their Plan B for London’s Walworth. The project focuses on creating sustainable alternatives for the community around their own school. Instead of demolishing the existing communities, the future architects designed extensions to buildings using engineered wood - Kerto® LVL.
“We were inspired by Metsä Wood’s Plan B project where they re-designed iconic buildings with wood. We also wanted to present sustainable alternatives to the development of our own community”, says Lilly Kudic, Head of Architecture at LSBU.
Metsä Wood's Kerto is a laminated veneer lumber (LVL) product used in all types of construction projects. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure. This video introduces you the production process of Kerto lvl, from peeling the tree trunks to dispatching the ready products.
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The construction of a new sports complex for the town of Clamart is part of a vast High Quality Environment urban development project: the reconstruction of the Trivaux-Garenne campus.
This broad-reaching project features a school campus and a large sports centre. In line with the local authority's wishes, the architectural and urban approach in Clamart project is based on a desire to recreate links between two highly contrasted urban environments: residential zone of detached-houses and a sprawling district of tower blocks from 7 to 12 storeys high.
The sports complex contains a dōjō, a gym, a track and field area and a tennis court, all within one floor. The original and innovative use of Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) enabled the best possible freedom of curvature to fulfil the architectural vision of the complex. Metsä Wood’s delivery consisted of Kerto® LVL rafters for the building’s frame and roof structure covering an area of 5200m2.
As the climate is cold, trees grow slowly and this is why the wood fibres become dense, making the wood particularly strong but light, and visually consistent.
The wood we use at Metsä Wood comes from sustainably managed Nordic forests.
Benefits of sustainable Nordic wood
Nordic wood is sustainable
Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL is a laminated veneer lumber product used in all types of construction projects, from new buildings to renovation and repair. Kerto is incredibly strong and dimensionally stable. Kerto delivers its high strength from the homogeneous bonded structure.
In an increasingly responsible world, wood gains in importance every day. Metsä Wood wants to play a crucial part in the development and growth of this global market.