Metsä Wood rewards innovative element / module designs, uploaded to Open Source Wood, which use Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) as main material. These rewards are typically 5.000€ or 10.000€.

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.

The rewards are not time bound: Whenever we see a great design is share in Open Source Wood, it is eligible for a reward.

The rewarded participants will be informed personally.

Metsä Wood special reward

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.

Other rewards

Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

Cliphut system

Based in the material features as flexibility and stability, the group started a research about wood joints, which in turn generated a construct system. Thus, the whole is generated from the unfolding or replication of its minimum modulus (detail), respecting the properties of the material and optimizing its use.

The combination of the clip that facilitates the connections with its layer-by-layer building system ensures that the construction is always stable throughout the entire process. This condition allows non-specialized people using only a rubber hammer be part to the assembly process and it makes the system ideal in an accelerated and organic urban development society.

All team members: Thomaz Vieira, Tomás Mena and Maria Wilkens.

Read more about the Cliphut system.

Values guide Metsä Group's operations 

Kokoon modular living unit

'Kokoon' is a design and construction project built to address the current housing situation in Europe where a shortage of short-term housing affects many residents from asylum seekers to students and families whose apartments undergo renovation.

The project is a pre-fabricated and transportable module for living that can be stacked or spread into a larger configurations for a period of a few weeks or months, The units can then be moved to another location when necessary. The scale and flexibility of the project allows for a large range of configurations to fit various urban and sub-urban contexts. In each case, the units are finished inside with integrated lighting and furniture with only stacking and connection work done on site.

Read more about Kokoon.