Building the Future

Lectures given at the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize Symposium held in Stockholm on 8 October 2019.

Moderator: Prof. Joris Van Acker, Member of the Prize Selection Committee, Ghent University, Laboratory of Wood Technology, Belgium

Welcome and Opening Remarks – Mr. Marcus Wallenberg, Chairman of the Marcus Wallenberg Foundation

Introduction – The Building Material of the Future

Ms. Jessika Szyber, Business Development Manager, Stora Enso, Stockholm, Sweden

Cross Laminated Timber: From Research to Application

Prof. Gerhard Schickholfer, Recipient of the 2019 Marcus Wallenberg Prize, Institute of Timber Engineering and Wood Technology at Graz University of Technology, Graz, Austria

Opportunities with CLT: Fuelling the Construction Revolution

Mr. Anthony Thistleton, Founding Director, Waugh Thistleton Architects, London, United Kingdom

Harvesting the Maximum Engineering Benefits from CLT

Mr. Paul Fast, Founder, Fast + Epp, Vancouver, Canada

Challenges and Opportunities of Using Wood as Building Material

Mrs. Silvia Melegari, Secretary General, European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS), Brussels, Belgium

Sustainable and Healthy Urban Living by Wood

Prof. Katja Lähtinen, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Helsinki, Finland

Questions and Answers – Speakers interact with the audience

Moderated by Prof. Joris Van Acker