The results offer solutions to improve both sustainability and efficiency
In an urbanizing world, we face the ever-growing need for housing. We need to build millions of new buildings while simultaneously taking care of the environment. Wood is the only major construction material that stores carbon. This is why we need to use more of it.
However, this cannot sacrifice efficiency. We need to support construction companies to use more wood by creating elements, modules and concepts that fit the way they construct today – and to make wood, steel and concrete work as one.
This is why we created the Hybrid City Challenge.
The competition organised by Metsä Wood and Open Source Wood called for ways to make construction more sustainable, while maintaining efficiency using current building methods. The answer lies in hybrid construction: modular construction practically combining wood and other construction materials. The Hybrid City Challenge gathered some 40 ideas from 22 countries.
1. prize €10,000
2. prizes €5,000 each
The press release 30.6.2020
Hybrid City competition results offer solutions to improve both sustainability and efficiency
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All the competition entries