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.
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.
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.