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Awareness of Built by Nature was raised through funding of a major research project into perception barriers to mass timber adoption in Italy – with a physical and digital prototype building to drive understanding and maximise the amount of timber used in the one-million-square metre Milano Innovation District (MIND) complex. 

Local network solutions

These are the Built by Nature-funded projects and collaborations which address market-specific challenges and needs, with learnings and outcomes relevant to our pan-European network:


Frontrunners are the industry leaders helping to shape the vision and activities of the Built by Nature network and drive transformation of the built environment.



Lendlease is a multinational construction and real estate company, headquartered in Barangaroo, New South Wales, Australia. Lendlease's integrated business model includes real estate investment, asset management, development and construction, which includes a €33.3bn urban regeneration pipeline in London & Milan. Lendlease’s global investment management platform spans Europe, Australia, Americas and Asia, and their investment professionals manage approximately €29.5 billion globally in property assets.

Lendlease have collaborated with our UK & Italian networks, playing a pivotal role in bringing together developers to collectively drive forward the adoption of timber.