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Wooden Metsä Pavilion – Designing the Optimal Structure for a Unique Building

By Metsä Wood
PR Newswire
December 2, 2019
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

HELSINKI — The structural design of the Metsä Pavilion has been optimised to be as simple as possible so this unique structure could be created with maximal efficiency. The structural design also takes into account the optimal sizing of the building’s construction material, Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), for production. This example shows that modular design with industrially engineered wood can make construction fast, light and green. A joint effort by Metsä Group and Business Finland, the Metsä Pavilion will be used during the summer Olympics in Tokyo. The pavilion will host Finland’s Olympic and Paralympic teams as well as offering multifunctional facilities for various events. The pavilion will be built using prefabricated wooden elements made of Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL products. 

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