Wild Wild Wood 





Wild Wild Wood

What do different tree species smell like?

What is the sound of wood? How do wooden buildings withstand earthquakes and fires? The Wild Wild Wood exhibition reveals the superpowers of wood – its many excellent properties and uses. Wood is a carbon sink – a material for building sustainable societies.

The exhibition is sponsored by the Wood Building Programme of the Finnish Ministry of the Environment, the Federation of Finnish Woodworking Industries, the Finnish Forest Foundation, Metsä Wood, Stora Enso, UPM Plywood, Isku, Novart and Versowood.

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What is the exhibition about?

Wild Wild Wood demonstrates the versatility of wood as a material. In addition to traditional sawing, wood is now worked with computers and automation. Architects can even use it to create skyscrapers. The exhibition also illustrates the importance of forests and durable wooden products in mitigating climate change. The exhibition is a multisensory, personal and powerful experience of the wonders of wood, with many fun shared activities!

For example, you can

  • Build the wooden city of your dreams.
  • Play on a tree species scale.
  • Observe how wood is used through augmented reality binoculars.
  • Take pine seeds with you to plant.
  • Make your impression on a large wood pin wall.
  • Design, laser engrave and keep a wooden key ring as a souvenir.

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