MW Open Source
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Welcome to the Open Source Wood

Metsä Wood is calling on all architects and engineers to share their innovations in wood construction. Open Source Wood initiative is a pioneering open innovation project aimed at facilitating knowledge sharing and growth in modular wood construction. Learn more about the initiative.

Metsä Wood Award

Metsä Wood is rewarding innovative element and modular designs using Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber). So far we have rewarded twelve designs, that can be found in the Rewarded section.


Share your best ideas and you might be the next winner.


Latest press releases: 

Estonian architecture students awarded for innovative and economy friendly modular terraced housing building design

Open Source Wood hackathon goes online – virtual innovation event organised by Metsä Wood and FCBA

Open Source Wood challenged architecture students participating in the EASA 2020 event

Open Source Wood gathers structural calculation tools in one place

Hybrid City competition results offer solutions to improve both sustainability and efficiency

Open Source Wood Innovation Award given to an active member

Clever LVL panel connection method wins Open Source Wood challenge

Free, downloadable Open Source Wood 3D design objects for BIM and CAD software

​Estonian start-up Team 99 awarded for an eco-friendly modular design

How to get started

Here you can share your ideas, see and rate other community members ideas. Ideas are reviewed by professionals, some of them are selected into productizing program and best ideas are reviewed. How does this work?



Reviewed Ideas