Metsä Wood is building an Open Source Wood platform where professionals interested in wood construction can share their ideas and collaborate. The platform will be launched at the beginning of 2018.

Before the platform is up and running, you can upload your designs via a web form. Designs uploaded by the end of this year will be eligible for the Metsä Wood Awards 2017. Prize money of EUR 30,000 will be awarded to one or more building elements or modules using Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) products as a major component.

The other criteria are:

  • Fast: the design enables fast building processes.
  • Light: the design is lightweight.
  • Green: the design improves the CO2 balance of the building.

Deadline for submissions 31.12.2017

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First prize

Metsä Wood award 2017 for wood elements 

Maskerade® building concept won the first prize, are you the next winner?

The first Open Source Wood Award has been won by Dutch architect Maarten van der Breggen for his Maskerade® building concept. Maskerade is a modular system using the standard structural possibilities of Kerto® LVL.

Read more about the Maskerade concept.

The competition is still open until the end of 2017. Share your innovation and you might receive the next prize!