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Metsä Pavilion opens in Tokyo
FINLAND (News release) -- The Metsä Pavilion is Business Finland's project with Metsä Group as the main partner. The pavilion was built fast and is now ready to host events organised by Business Finland and Finnish businesses. During the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, the Metsä Pavilion will serve as a home base for the Finnish national teams. Using Metsä Wood's Kerto LVL as the main material made the construction fast, light and green.

The Pavilion stays open until the end of 2021, hosting various events organised by Finnish companies and organisations.

The Pavilion was designed by renowned Finnish architectural office Helin & Co. Architects. The designs for all the elements used in the Pavilion are freely available on Metsä Wood's Open Source Wood platform.

The Metsä Pavilion makes the benefits of using prefabricated Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber) elements apparent. The elements were manufactured by a Finnish company, Timberpoint. The production of all the wooden columns, beams, and elements took only seven weeks at the factory. The assembly of the Pavilion at the construction site was quick. It took only ten days, thanks to the lightweight wooden elements. Additionally, the great workability of Kerto LVL brought rapidness to the process.

The connections of the Metsä Pavilion are designed so that the building can be disassembled and assembled again at a new location.

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