Lunawood Urban Challenge

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Last Submission Date: April 20, 2021

Last Registration Date: April 5, 2021

Country: Finland

Prizes: 15,000 €

Type: Student Competition

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About Competition

Imagine urban surroundings that bring you closer to nature, thanks to renewable materials nurturing all of your senses. The Lunawood Urban Challenge calls on all students to re-imagine and redesign urban environments by using Lunawood Thermowood. This competition’s purpose is to highlight the vast possibilities of wood as a modern building material that helps create a healthier and more sustainable environment.

Lunawood Urban Challenge 2021 calls on all architecture and design students to re-imagine and redesign urban environments by using Lunawood Thermowood. The participant chooses an existing non-renewable urban space to redesign by embracing the possibilities of Lunawood Thermowood. Entrants can freely implement their wildest dreams and imagination to create a more natural – yet still modern – environment for urban people. The entrant can choose any existing public structure, building, space, or interior as a starting point for the visualisation. In the Lunawood Urban Challenge, participants utilise Lunawood rendering images of their choice.

In the competition, the emphasis is on original thinking, creativity, and visuality. This competition’s purpose is to highlight the opportunities that building with Lunawood Thermowood offers for creating a healthier, more sustainable environment. Thus, we can reconnect nature with urban people.


To participate, the entrant must be enrolled with an institution of higher education, studying architecture or design, and must be at least 18 years old.


Check the official brief for the submission requirements here.

About the Organizer

By combining our knowledge of nature, natural materials and sustainability in everything we make and do, we aim for nothing less than to re-build the connection between people and the forest to bring the heart of the forest into everyone’s life. Lunawood transforms the very best Nordic pine and spruce into beautiful and long-lasting Lunawood Thermowood. It is a beautiful, truly sustainable wood material produced by using natural methods, heat and steam. Thermal modification process improves the wood’s properties, thereby expanding the range of applications in which the wood can be used. It is the ideal material for an ecological and healthy way of designing, building and living.

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