Office Building with Shopping Center - Research 4


The main task of the research is to show how wooden elements and modules can be used in different typologies of buildings. The research consists of 4 parts: Research 1 - School Research 2 - Warehouse Research 3 - Housing after Covid-19 Research 4 - Office building with shopping center Each part of the research consists of the following categories: CONCEPT&PLANNING: concept functional zoning planning structure MODULE DESIGN&COMBINATION OF MODULES: modules design combination of modules FINAL PRESENTATION: final drawings, diagrams, details, facade design

Key benefit

The Use of Wooden Prefabricated Elements and Modules in Different Typologies of Buildings

Material list

Kerto LVL Glassfacades
Massive columns
Floor beam / joist - 350mm
Top cord - 51x400 Kerto-S
Wooden truss frame

Ecological values



  • Economical span (mm)
  • Thickness (mm)
  • Airbourne sound reduction factor (dB)
  • Impact sound transmission (dB)
  • Resistance to fire class
  • Thermal properties



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M4_Office DWG8722 KB

Metsa_Group_Research_54 JPG5686 KB
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  • Nice looking post-and-beam office frame that can be build fast from ready made components.


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