Nancy, Fance  21st March

The second Open Source Wood Hackathon in France was organised in Nancy. The event was organised in collaboration with the Nancy School of Architecture (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Nancy) and the Hors-Site magazine.

The challenge was to design a solution for student housing, and the task was to create a wooden module that could be used to build a multistorey house.







End results

The end results provide practical examples of how using Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) can provide fast, light and green solutions for housing. The winning design is based on portal frames made of Kerto LVL S-beams. The basic solution is easy to extend into multistorey buildings as well.

“Off-site construction challenges us to rethink the way we work through the construction chain. The hackathon challenge, completed within a day, requires similar teamwork, resulting in 2D or 3D designs of elements,” says Pascal Chazal, CEO at Hors-Site Magazine.

What is Open Source Wood hackathon?

Open Source Wood hackathon in Espoo 

Hackathon is an event of creative problem solving. In Open Source Wood hackathons, people come together to solve a challenge in groups of about 5 individuals, and dive into a challenge. Each event has its own unique challenge


What is Open Source Wood?

Open Source Wood is an open ideas platform to foster modular wood construction. Open source in wood construction fosters innovation and increases knowledge.

Currently, not nearly enough knowledge about modular wood design and building is shared. There is plenty of innovation, but it’s often not so easy to find. By sharing our best ideas and solutions openly we will deliver significantly increased growth. All shared elements are licensed CC BY 4.0. Open Source Wood has been initiated by Metsä Wood.