Nurturing the next generation to understand wood

What better way to proliferate wood in architecture than to educate the next generation of builders.

In 2010 Hello Wood, a Hungarian design firm, launched an art camp for students in architecture and design, which has now grown into a unique international project involving more than 20 universities and 30 countries.

Every year the programme welcomes 150 university students and young professionals from around the world.

Teams are made of 6-8 students and led by experienced workshop leaders. They develop and realise their concept and work in teams for a week. Every team works with 3-4 m3 of wood.

The programme is carried out with several universities, including Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, TU Delft ot Angewandte Vienna.

All work is made from wood; they must integrate art and a social cause. Installations are exhibited at the Sziget Festival in Budapest every year.