White showcases its expertise in wood architecture to US Delegation

This week, a large delegation from the United States is visiting Sweden to gather knowledge and study sustainable industrial construction. We are honored to participate in the high-profile visit by representatives from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and to showcase Sara Cultural Centre to them.

The delegation’s visit to Sweden is part of a collaborative initiative between HUD, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), and MOD X. This strategic collaboration aims to develop a comprehensive plan for industrial construction (IC) in the United States, with a specific focus on wood building construction. The aim is to facilitate and expedite the growth of the domestic IC sector, effectively addressing the pressing issues of affordable housing and climate change.

We are happy to participate in this delegation visit and share our experience and outcomes of wood architecture and sustainable construction, and look forward to interesting discussions.
Oskar Norelius, Partner and Architect at White

Housing shortages are growing, especially in metropolitan areas. At the same time, climate change and the use of resources pose major challenges for the construction industry, emphasising the need for sustainable practices and innovative solutions to ensure a resilient and future-proof built environment. This is where Swedish industrial wood construction comes in as a potential solution. Wood as a building material offers several advantages that can help overcome these challenges.

In addition to the guided tour of the Sara Cultural Centre and an overnight stay at The Wood Hotel, the visit included the following programme items. We participate in a majority of them.


  • Forests, sawmills and cross-laminated timber
  • Large-scale modular construction
  • Timber on Top
  • Labour, legislation and affordable housing
  • Symposium and workshop

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