Wooden construction is faster, lighter, greener
Architects and customers chose the Colosseum in Rome as our first Plan B case. Architect Antti Laiho from Helin & Co. Architects did the concept planning, together with Metsä Wood's structural engineers.
The challenge was to design a recognisable but modern version of the original using wood as the main material. The size and the basic structure are the same as in the original amphitheatre in Rome.
Emphasis was put on reducing construction time and costs using prefabricated modular elements. As the wooden supporting beams would be a whole metre thinner than the original stone pillars, the wooden Colosseum would have 12% more space, which could be used for example for VIP lounges, restaurants or even apartments.
Have a look at how
architect Antti Laiho and
Metsä Wood's engineers made the new and improved wood architecture version of this landmark!
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