Open Source Wood initiative takes its inspiration from open source ideology, championed by the software industry, to drive innovation further and faster, and to increase speed to market.

Open Source Wood initiative takes its inspiration from open source ideology, championed by the software industry, to drive innovation further and faster, and to increase speed to market.

A call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction.

A call to action to architects, designers and engineers to join forces, share innovation and contribute knowledge about large-scale, modular wood construction.

By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood’s aim is to connect the local wood construction industry with global knowledge to facilitate collaboration and growth.

By creating an open innovation platform around modular wood construction, Metsä Wood’s aim is to connect the local wood construction industry with global knowledge to facilitate collaboration and growth.

Wood is a carbon-storing, renewable and strong construction material, yet it accounts only for a very small fraction of global construction. A successful future demands a fundamental reinvention and rethinking of how we build with wood - by developing prefabricated elements.

Wood is a carbon-storing, renewable and strong construction material, yet it accounts only for a very small fraction of global construction. A successful future demands a fundamental reinvention and rethinking of how we build with wood - by developing prefabricated elements.

Those of us who have expertise have a responsibility to share, and the fastest way is an open source approach promoting knowledge and innovation from all corners of the world.

Those of us who have expertise have a responsibility to share, and the fastest way is an open source approach promoting knowledge and innovation from all corners of the world.

Today only a fraction (5-10%) of global urban construction is wood. Not enough knowledge about modular wood design and building is shared, so wood construction remains niche.  We believe that with open collaboration the industry can achieve significant growth.

Today only a fraction of global urban construction is wood. Not enough knowledge about modular wood design and building is shared, so wood construction remains niche. We believe that with open collaboration the industry can achieve significant growth.

Metsä Wood is taking the first step by sharing its own intellectual property for modular Kerto® LVL wood elements, making them available freely for everyone.

Metsä Wood is taking the first step by sharing its own intellectual property for modular Kerto® LVL wood elements, making them available freely for everyone.

Wood is an optimal material for urban construction as it enables faster building processes; its lightness leads to more affordable structures and it is the most environmentally friendly building material - battling climate change through carbon storage.

Wood is an optimal material for urban construction as it enables faster building processes; its lightness leads to more affordable structures and it is the most environmentally friendly building material - battling climate change through carbon storage.

We need to build faster, more affordably, more efficiently and more openly. That’s why Metsä Wood launched the Open Source Wood Initiative.

We need to build faster, more affordably, more efficiently and more openly. That’s why Metsä Wood launched the Open Source Wood Initiative.


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