Urban Adaptation Architects’ Competition:
Flexibility with modular wood Construction


Competition organizers: Metsä Group, Aalto University and the Ministry of the Environment of Finland

Type: open, international, anonymous

Location: Finland
Languages: English
Eligibility: Architects, planners, Students, etc.

31 December 2020 – Submission deadline

1st Prize – €15,000 

2nd Prize – €5,000


Andrew Scott, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rahel Belatchew, Chief architect and founder
 of Belatchew Arkitekter, Sweden 

Minna Riska, Architect and partner at MDH Arkitekter, Norway.

Design Challenge:
Entrants are asked to select a centrally-located empty plot in a city area and develop an innovative modular wood design for a public building or a building system that easily adapts to the changing needs of the community. In addition to visual and functional criteria, the designs need to show (1) adaptability, (2) modularity and (3) sustainability.

For more information, go to:
 Viivi Kylämä, Marketing Manager, Metsä Wood
tel. +358 40 820 9850, viivi.kylama@metsagroup.com