Spain-based trade exhibition FIMMA + Maderalia has signed a partnership agreement with consultancy World Wood Future (WWF) to devise a series of activities centred on promoting not just timber construction but a change in the social, economic and environmental paradigm whereby wood, as a natural and sustainable material comes to play a key role.
Notable among the battery of activities to be rolled out is the construction of a house completely made of wood that will showcase the infinite possibilities the material offers for contemporary living.
Titled ‘Mediterranean Hábitat Modular House’, the initiative consists of a 140m2 home that will be made of wood or wood-derivative products that display the same properties as wood as a construction material as well as its insulation properties, its versatility, durability, strength, reduced build times and low carbon footprint compared with other materials.
Additionally, FIMMA + Maderalia will feature a number of technical presentations and workshops on the subject of building with wood. These will be delivered by the companies themselves that will be supplying the materials the house is built of.
Educational sessions given by specialists will address both construction techniques and the technical capabilities of the materials used to construct the ‘Mediterranean Hábitat Modular House’.
According to the organiser of FIMMA +Maderalia, timber construction is one of their central themes for the next edition, which will run from 14-17 May 2024 at the Feria Valencia.
The ‘València Open Wood’ initiative, a series of technical guided visits to several wooden structures close to Feria Valencia, is another initiative aligned with timber construction.
There will also be a ‘Wood Cocktail’ event that gathers industry players within the ‘Mediterranean Hábitat Modular House’ for a casual event.
Next year’s edition of FIMMA +Maderalia will its 40th edition. Maderalia aims to be a forum for “re-thinking timber construction” that has the power to draw professional communities to visit such as architects, specifiers, developers, carpenters and builders.