Metsä Wood has announced that London-based Zaha Hadid Architects has joined the Open Source Wood initiative - a pioneering open innovation project aimed at facilitating knowledge sharing and growth in modular wood construction.
The collaboration begins in the early part of 2018 and includes a design proposal for a multistorey residential structure using wood elements from the Open Source Wood Initiative web library as the primary building material.
Henry Louth of Zaha Hadid Architects, said: "We’ve been engaged in our own research projects on prefabrication and modularity in building design and specifically around the use of timber. We believe in a collective, multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving and welcome the collaborative possibilities of the Open Source Wood Initiative."
The Open Source Wood Initiative is a continuation of Metsä Wood’s project Plan B, launched in 2015 as an ambitious blueprint to explore the possibilities of using wood in urban construction. Since its inception in June of 2017 the initiative has attracted the attention of professionals and media from around the globe.