Project Information

The main objectives of project Wood2New are:

(1)  to identify opportunities and limitations for the use of wood in interiors;
(2)  to assess and enhance the beneficial effects of wood on human well-being;
(3) to develop, design and evaluate sustainable, value-added, multi-functional wood based interior materials, products and systems for both new construction and retrofitting

To reach these objectives the project will identify, assess and develop the following aspects of wood based materials, products and systems for interior use:

–      opportunities for, and barriers to, wood in interior refurbishment and new construction
–      options to promote the beneficial effects of wood based products on human well-being
–      material and surface properties in terms of improved durability and clean-ability, energy efficiency, indoor air quality and human perception of wood based products and systems
–      competitive and sustainable wood surfaces
–      design solutions that promote human well-being in interiors and energy efficiency
–      design solutions to meet end user expectations in selected market segments
–      demonstrate, test and evaluate solutions in closed test spaces and real life test beds
–      propositions for effective product declarations of wood based materials and systems
–      a basis for market access, including business environment and services

Project Basics
Initiated: March 2014
Duration: 36 months
Total budget: 1 867 700 €

Yrsa Cronhjort
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture



Aalto University
Norsk Treteknisk Institutt
Holzforschung Austria
Technisches Büro für Chemie Karl Dobianer
Linköping University
Building Research Establishment Ltd
AB Gustaf Kähr
Moelven Wood AB
Laft og Design
Massiv Lust
The Federation of the Finnish Woodworking Industries
Willmott Dixon
Stora Enso Oyj
European Confederation of Woodworking Industries aisbl
Finnish Log House Industry Association

Funding Agencies