MASS MADERA, Built by Nature-funded Spanish network, launches at “Mass is More” installation in Barcelona.
October 4th marked the official launch of MASS MADERA, a network of Spanish pioneers in industrialized solid wood construction established through Accelerator Grant funding from Built by Nature. The MASS MADERA network is coordinated by IAAC (Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia) and includes cities, governments, companies, organizations and architects from across Spain with the objective to promote the development of mass timber construction, and the reduction of CO2 emissions associated with it.
The launch was a major element of the “Mass is More” installation at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion in Barcelona – an immersive and experiential project to celebrate innovation and possibilities in mass timber construction, and an important component of the annual European Forestry Institute Conference.
The establishment of the Spanish network is a critical milestone for Built by Nature, with our Pan-European mandate to accelerate adoption of mass timber and biobased materials in construction, for a built environment that works in unison with nature.
The following are the complete details of the MASS MADERA network announcement and the “Mass is More” installation: