Plan B artcitects' competition – The city above the city

Plan B competition

The city above the city

 
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Talkin Wood videos with professionals of wood construction

New Talking Wood video

In the new Talking Wood with architect Gaétan Morales tells about Clamart Sports Centre project and how Kerto® LVL enabled long spans and complex curves for which the sports centre is now famous for.

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Leading professionals who share our passion for engineered wood, specifically Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), have their say in the Talking Wood videos. Each expert talks about a subject close to the speakers’ heart. If you’d like to share your story, please contact us.

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Lohja Kerto® LVL mill operates with 100% bioenergy

Lohja Kerto LVL mill 100% energy self-sufficient ​​The global consumption of energy keeps increasing. The construction sector uses a significant share of global energy – and a large part of this goes to the production of building materials. The Metsä Wood mill in Lohja, Finland, produces Kerto® LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) in a way that actually generates more bioenergy than is used in the process. The rest of the bioenergy is used by the surrounding town.

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Long span wooden rafters enable the curved shape of Clamart sports centre

Long span wooden rafters enable the curved shape of Clamart sports centre

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The Clamart sports centre – embodies the urban landscape

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.

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See how Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) is produced

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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Finnwood free beam sizing software

​Simple and easy to use, Finnwood structural calculation software performs calculations for individual beams and columns made of Kerto® LVL and other Metsä Wood products. A user-friendly interface makes designing structural members fast, efficient and effective.

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Did you know that the cold Northern climate actually improves wood quality?

Sustainable Nordic Wood from sustainably managed forests

​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

  • Strong - Tight grains
  • Light weight
  • Homogenous appearance
  • Natural aesthetics
  • Excellent acoustics
  • Minimal thermal expansion

Nordic wood is sustainable

  • 100% traceable origin
  • 100% from sustainably managed forests
  • 100% renewable: 4 new saplings planted for every tree harvested to ensure a continuous forest growth.
  • CO2 absorbed during entire lifecycle
  • Reliable supply: Our owners have 5 million hectares of forests covering half of the privately owned forests in Finland.

Laminated veneer lumber Kerto® LVL

Kerto® LVL – laminated veneer lumber

Incredibly strong and dimensionally stable timber beam

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.

Industrial efficiency

The two word strategy

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.

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