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Stora Enso celebrates the opening of wooden architectural landmark building

Wisdome Stockholm is a new scientific experiential arena situated in the courtyard of Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology. The building encompasses a wooden architectural design creating an arched shaped room of 1325 square metres. Stora Enso has been the main partner and delivered sustainable wooden construction materials for the project.

‘Wisdome Stockholm is truly a landmark building that stretches the boundaries of wooden architecture. Wood as a building material is an important part of the solution to battle climate change, enabling storage of CO2 and a sustainable construction process. Today’s inauguration showcases the unique design and sustainability benefits of building with renewable materials,’ said Lars Völkel, executive vice president, Stora Enso’s wood products division.

The wood used for both the LVL (laminated veneer lumber) and CLT (cross-laminated timber) building elements for Wisdome Stockholm came from sustainably managed, certified forests in Sweden and Finland and stores in total 1178 tonnes of carbon dioxide. The construction incorporates both curved and twisted beams, found in only a few locations worldwide. Situated at the heart of the exhibition hall is a substantial wooden dome equipped with visualisation technology.

‘Being a part of this project from the early stages, we were able to find an innovative way to use standard industrial products, such as CLT and LVL elements from our Sylva by Stora Enso range, to achieve the asymmetrical structure of the building without sacrificing the fantastic design,’ said Jessika Szyber, business development manager at Stora Enso.

Wisdome Stockholm will open to the public on 9 December.

Pictures: Anna Gerdén, Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology Wisdome Stockholm.

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