Architecture competition: Plan B – The City Above the City

Wood is so strong yet light, that you can easily and quickly add new floors on top of existing structures. The potential is huge, as approximately one fourth of existing buildings are strong enough to carry additional floors made of wood. Metsä Wood’s City Above the City wood architecture competition challenges architects to stop tearing down and to start building up. Discover more: www.metsawood.com/planb/
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Metsä Wood’s City Above the City -design competition challenges architects to start building up. Why? Because wood is so strong yet light, that you can easily and quickly add new floors on top of existing structures. This means, that you can pay for the renovation of the whole building with the new, additional space. The potential is huge, as approximately one fourth of existing buildings are strong enough to carry additional floors made of wood.

THE CITY ABOVE THE CITY competition challenges architects and students to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment.

The City Above the City - Architects' Competition

The City Above the City - Architects' Competition

THE CITY ABOVE THE CITY challenges architects and students of architecture from around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the.

Did you know that every fourth building is strong enough to carry additional floors made of wood? The potential is huge as 25% of buildings are strong enought to carry additional floors made out of wood. Metsä Wood challenges all architects and students of architecture to explore the possibilities of wood in saving our architectural heritage and making our cities habitable again. Please enter the City Above the City architecture competition.

The City above the city: designing for preservation and intensification

The City Above the City

The City Above the City

The City Above the City international wood design competition invites architects and students from all over the world to solve the challenges of urbanization in both sustainable and humane ways.

THE CITY ABOVE THE CITY challenges architects and students of architecture from around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the urban environment. Entrants are asked to select a centrally-located building in one of the world’s most populated cities and develop an innovative wood design solution that adds density through additional floor area.

THE CITY ABOVE THE CITY challenges architects and students of architecture from around the world to push the boundaries of modern wood building design in the.

Approximately every fourth building is strong enough to carry additional floors made of wood – the only material light enough to build quickly on existing structures. In Germany alone, the potential is 100 million square meters - more than enough to cover all housing needs. The City Above the City architects' competition is on: http://www.metsawood.com/global/Campaigns/planb/building-extensions/Pages/default.aspx

Plan B architecture competition: The City Above the City

The City Above the City competition jury: Michael Green, Mike Kane & Stefan Winter  The jury members have been chosen because of their concern for the challenges and threats posed by growing urban populations - and a visionary understanding of how engineered wood can be used mitigate the negative effects of urbanization. The jury has extensive in-depth expertise in wood structure architecture and sustainable design.

The jury members for Metsä Wood’s design competition the City Above the City have been chosen! Michael Green, Mike Kane and Stefan Winter share a passion for wood.

In numerous cities the possibility for building wooden extensions was examined through personal screenings or inspections as well as with Street View. For example in Bonn and Hannover 120 streets in each city were evaluated house by house.  Read the article by Martin Langen, CEO of B+L Marktdaten GmbH: http://www.metsawood.com/global/Campaigns/publications/articles/Pages/building-wooden-extension-storeys.aspx

The roofs of today are the plots of tomorrow. The demand for housing in urban areas continues to grow. A further alternative for creating housing in large cities is to add onto existing buildings using timber structures


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