Växjö, Sweden 23rd October
The Open Source Wood Hackathon on October 23 attracted close to thirty architects, researchers, students and wood industry representatives to compete.
The event was initiated by Metsä Wood and organised at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden, in cooperation with the departments of building technology and mechanical engineering, the Smart Housing Småland innovation environment – that work with construction and housing in wood and glass – and Växjö Municipality, one of Europe’s leading municipalities in wood construction. It was the third time Metsä Wood arranged a hackathon and the first time in Sweden.
The challenge was to design a building with laminated veneer lumber as a major structural material. The building was to be located at an existing site in Växjö. It should be modular, built off-site and assembled on-site, easy to modify according to use, and also (preferably) relocatable.