As part of the BASAJAUN initiative, two large-scale medium-sized buildings will be erected – one in Finland and one in France
The EU has more than 180 million hectares of forests, covering 43% of its land area. Wood is, therefore, an important and highly sustainable product, especially in rural communities.
As part of the BASAJAUN initiative, two large-scale medium-sized four-storey buildings are going to be erected – one in Finland and one in France. For this project, innovative architecture and full digitalisation of the “from forest to building” chain will be used. The aim is to show how this kind of building can generate benefits for rural areas, making use of 100% of the wood, extracted by creating high value-added products.
TECNALIA, as coordinator of the BASAJAUN initiative, has invited wood processing companies, research organisations , associations and public bodies to make the most of the value of forests by using wood in construction.
All the stakeholders involved in urban areas are also taking part via a thematic platform.
BASAJAUN is a mythical creature in Basque mythology. The name BASAJAUN was chosen for the project to reflect the analogy with the idea that forests can be better protected by using forest products sustainably when building with wood, to generate benefits for rural communities and sustainable construction in urban areas.