Glue-free wave-layered timber is a major innovation that reduces costs of building with wood through a focus on simplicity and flexibility.
Herrestaskolan in Barkarbystaden, just north of Stockholm, was designed to be at the frontier of sustainable construction through innovative wood construction techniques and a solar power system making the building energy self-sufficient.
BRF iValla in Linköping is using timber to push the boundaries of flexibility in building design, generating big benefits over the building’s lifetime, with a local focus in its business model.
Skellefteå’s new Kulturhus is demonstrating how a municipality’s vision can create an environment for private investment in building huge wooden buildings with shared public spaces.
TrÆls uses waste streams of wood to upcycle furniture for sale and rent with a product as a service model, preventing wood from slipping down the value chain after its first use.
Knarvik’s new community church with its wooden façade and untreated pine interior uses locally-sourced materials to provide a multifunctional space for the whole community.
Kuutio is the world’s first publicly open digital marketplace for timber trade, linking forest owners and wood buyers, which traded over €500 million of wood in its first year and a half of operation.
Lähipuu is a new certification in Finland that signifies 100% Finnish products from small, local producers who put environmental concerns first, helping these firms to stand out from the crowd.
Metsä Group is using new technology to gather and utilise an unprecedented amount of forest data to drive intelligent felling and planting practices, that leads to improved efficiency up the 100% traceable supply chain.
Kajstaden is Västerås’ new landmark nine-storey timber tower, which has reduced material emissions by 44%, and created a business model that is spreading all over Sweden.
Lade School in Trondheim is demonstrating how municipalities can use the power of public procurement in driving change towards wood throughout the construction supply chain, reducing costs and meeting climate goals along the way.
In 2013 Strandparken became a flagship for wooden construction, using prefabricated timber modules cladded in a cedar shingle facade to start a wave of sustainable wooden apartment buildings now appearing all over Sweden.
Innovative wood construction in the centre of Oslo if setting a new standard for the future of office buildings.
Mjøstårnet in Norway is set to become the world’s tallest timber building, and has developed new techniques to raise the ambitions of safe and low-carbon construction with a local focus.
Innovative processes have enabled Saga Wood to give a second life to used wood products, without comprising the endurance and functionality of the wood.
Korkbyg is producing 100% natural cork insulation for buildings that is moisture and fire resistant, providing a sustainable alternative to improving the energy efficiency of our buildings.
Lisbjerg Bakke is a vision of what sustainable social housing in Denmark can look like. The hybrid timber construction of 40 apartments is an open source design that anyone can access, and has 70% lower climate emissions and 28% lower lifecycle costs compared to the Danish standard.
As Finland’s third largest landowner, Tornator are utilising climate smart forestry techniques to ensure that increasing demand on the sector still allows the carbon stocks of their forests continue to grow.
Wooden façades play a vital role in the aesthetics and safety of a building, and by pairing the latest software and hardware, Schlyter Gezelius is producing sustainable building façades that allow greater creativity and require less maintenance.
Not far from Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull, Flatey Farm has used a large timber-framed building to refresh their dairy farming operations, with reduced carbon emissions and increased welfare for animals and employees.
Östra Sala Backe’s new elderly care home and kindergarten has been built using prefabricated wooden modules that create a multi-functional, flexible and healthy indoor space.