A new studio for sustainable wood products will be built in Milan, Italy.
Lendlease has forged a global partnership with Finland-based renewable materials supplier Stora Enso on the use of sustainable wood products.
The partnership, which was launched in Milan, Italy on October 1, will focus on three key areas: research and development of sustainable wood products, including cross-laminated timber; new ways to use these products in construction; and their accessibility in the global market.
Lendlease also announced the creation of Podium MX, a studio dedicated to creating new sustainable wood products for the company’s European development projects.
The studio will be built in the innovation district of Lendlease in Milan or MIND.
As part of this partnership, Stora Enso’s product catalog will also be fully digitized via Lendlease’s end-to-end digital platform, Podium.
Lendlease Global CEO and Managing Director Tony Lombardo said the company’s partnership with Stora Enso will help meet its “most ambitious emissions reduction targets for the real estate industry globally: net zero emissions carbon by 2025 and absolute zero by 2040 ”.
Prior to the global partnership, the two companies worked together to build sustainable timber buildings in cities like London, Sydney and Brisbane with the aim of reducing the environmental footprint of the construction industry.