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Urban Adaptation competition winners introduce ideas for flexible and sustainable urban construction

​The Urban Adaptation competition challenged architects and students from around the world to design an innovative modular wood design for a public building or a building system that easily adapts to the changing needs of the community. The competition, organised by Metsä Group, Aalto University and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, proved a success – it received a total of 154 entries from 48 countries! The jury has now spoken, and the winners have been selected.

We’ve seen many interesting entries, with sites located across the world, showing how universally applicable a modular wooden system can be,” says Rahel Belatchew, Chief Architect and founder of Belatchew Arkitekter, Sweden. The other member of the jury was Minna Riska, Architect and partner at MDH Arkitekter, Norway.

The entries were evaluated anonymously. In addition to visual and functional criteria, the designs needed to show (1.) adaptability, (2.) modularity and (3.) sustainability.

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Timber Academy

​​​ Values guide Metsä Group's operations

At Metsä Wood UK, we hold Timber Academy training courses designed to improve your basic timber knowledge. Aimed at merchants, these two-day courses are held at our site in Boston, Lincolnshire, and include a tour of the site! For more details, use the link on the right to visit the global Metsä Wood website.

Metsä Wood is offering free online Timber Academy courses built around its products. The material covers all main product families. Learn the basics of our products in short 10 minute training sessions! Completing the courses is easy: just register for the Timber Academy service, sign in and study.