The MMTD Article “Swedish Symbiosis: 80 Meters of Stacked Forest” by Daniel Ibañez and Maria Cotela Dalmau has recently been featured by the Spanish platform Madera y Construcción
During the first module of the inaugural year of the Master in Mass Timber Design (MMTD), an article that was conceptually developed in the framework of the Narratives course has been published on the website of Madera y Construccion. Madera y Construccion is a Spanish language platform for the dissemination and discussion of architectural projects using wood as the protagonist for its construction systems.
The article, written by MMTD Director Daniel Ibañez in collaboration with MMTD student Maria Cotela Dalmau, focuses on Sweden as a huge timber producer, praising its strong forestry management practices, which will allow for the predicted growth of the population of the particular city of Skelleftea through the use of mass timber building wherever possible.
It follows the winning proposal from 2015 called Sara Kulturhouse designed by White Arkitektur, which shows the vast possibilities of mass timber which are informed by and adapt to programmatic needs. Not only is this project a model for the large-scale possibilities of various prefabricated timber products, but it also shows a commitment to addressing the entire value chain involved in the construction of new buildings.