Metsä Wood’s Hybrid City initiative is searching for ways to make construction more sustainable while maintaining efficiency using current building methods. Improving sustainability is imperative: construction alone uses 50% of the world’s resources and causes 30% of all CO2 emissions. However, the transition will only happen if construction companies can maintain efficiency.
The world needs a Plan B
Construction companies are feeling the pressure to meet the growing demand for more sustainable building. The answer to this need, without compromising efficiency, lies in hybrid construction: modular construction that practically combines wood and other construction materials.
The Hybrid City challenge
Metsä Wood is calling on building engineers and construction companies to join in an initiative to discover the world’s best solutions for more efficient, sustainable, modular and practical building methods.
The Hybrid City challenge can be accessed through the Open Source Wood platform. Participants should select an existing multi-storey building made of non-wooden materials, choose an element used in the building and redesign it using Kerto LVL as the main material.
The top prize for the most innovative solution is €10,000. Second and third places will be awarded €5,000 each.
Find out more:
Open Source Wood
Plan B: Hybrid City