The Metsä Pavilion in Tokyo is the result of rapid offsite construction with wooden elements.
The contemporary building was constructed at a rapid pace to serve as an event platform for Finnish companies from October 2020 until the end of 2021. During the Tokyo Summer Olympics and Paralympics it will serve as the home base for Finnish national teams.
It took only two weeks to assemble the load-bearing wooden structure of the Pavilion, due to the prefabricated Kerto LVL elements which make construction fast, light and green.
As the name Metsä Pavilion implies, the wooden building is constructed of Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber).
Planned by Helin & Co Architects, the pavilion is Business Finland’s project with Metsä Group as the main partner.
"The Metsä Pavilion provides a unique chance for Finnish companies to show their expertise and make Finland known in Japan. Historically, the pavilion is one of the biggest investments Business Finland has made in the Japanese market. It is also a great way to contribute to the success of the games, and the Japanese really respect it."
– Petri Tulensalo, Head of Sports Cluster at Business Finland