Talking Wood: Wood enables long spans and complex structures – Gaétan Morales

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Long spans and complex curves with engineered wood frame

 Why Gaëtan Le Penhuel Architects and VS-A engineers have been choosing Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) as the building material for the ambitious Clamart Sports Centre? Gaétan Morales, project manager-architect of the sports hall explains that Kerto® LVL enabled long spans and complex curves for which the sports centre is now famous for. Use of engineered wood frame also proved to be economical, structurally efficient and visually attractive.​

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What is Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber) used for

How we build now and in the future is critical to economic growth, human wellbeing, and our global climate. As a leading supplier of wood products, Metsä Wood knows from experience that Nordic premium wood is the best renewable raw material in the world. When used right, it saves money, time and nature.

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