December 5, 2022

Stora Enso Oyj: supplies renewable wood materials to the National Museum of Science and Technology of Sweden

Construction of Wisdome Stockholm, a science experiment arena, is now underway. The building of the Swedish National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm has an innovative design and will be a reference object for sustainable and climate-smart wood construction. Stora Enso is the main partner and delivers wooden building materials to Wisdome Stockholm.

Wisdome Stockholm is a spectacular 1,325 square meter wooden building with a unique vaulted roof. Inside the building, there is a globe-shaped domed theater 21.6 meters in diameter hosting a 3D cinema with a spherical screen.

“We are a proud supplier of this groundbreaking project. Wisdome Stockholm is pushing the boundaries and showing what is possible with wood as a climate-friendly building material. Through unique projects like this, we can strengthen our customer offering as well as our leadership position in renewable building materials,” says By lyrvallCountry Manager Sweden, Stora Enso.

Stora Enso provides CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) and LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber), which can replace traditional building materials such as steel and concrete. Several digital solutions from Stora Enso in timber construction will also be used in the project, such as the CLT 360+ assembly app, the Wiiste humidity sensors and the Calculatis calculation tool.

Stora Enso is Europe’s largest supplier of wood products and has delivered wood materials to approximately 20,000 construction projects worldwide. In addition to being the only renewable building material, wood construction cuts construction time in half and reduces transport to the site by up to 80%. Stora Enso wood products come from sustainably managed forests.

The groundbreaking ceremony for Wisdome Stockholm took place on February 21 with the Swedish Minister of Culture Jeanette Gustafsdotter with project partners. The inauguration of Wisdome Stockholm is scheduled for 2023.

Highlights of Wisdome Stockholm
Official start of construction: 2022
Estimated opening: 2023
Venue: National Museum of Science and Technology of Sweden, Stockholm
Building area: 1,325 square meters
Dome size: 21.6 meters in diameter, 12.2 meters high
Number of seats in the dome theatre: 100

Main partner and supplier of wood materials: Stora Enso
Architect: Elding Oscarson
Specialist wood contractor: Blumer Lehmann
Building contractor: Oljibe
Partners: Ericsson, Vectura, NIBE
Financiers: Wallenberg Foundations, Erling-Perssons Foundation, Stora Foundation, Fritz Öst Foundation

Wisdome is a national initiative in which the five main Swedish scientific centers collaborate; Museums in Malmö, Universeum in Gothenburg, Curiosum in Umeå, Tekniska museet in Stockholm with Visualization Center C in Norrköping as the hub of the collaboration.

For more information, please contact:
Sara Kvarfordh
Communications Manager, Stora Enso
[email protected]
Phone. +46 70 234 45 90

An integral part of the global bioeconomy, Stora Enso is a leading supplier of renewable products in packaging, biomaterials, wood construction and paper, and one of the largest private forest owners in the world. We believe that anything made from fossil materials today can be made from a tree tomorrow. Stora Enso has approximately 22,000 employees and our sales in 2021 amounted to €10.2 billion. Stora Enso shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Oy (STEAV, STERV) and Nasdaq Stockholm AB (STE A, STE R). Also, the shares are traded in the United States as ADR (SEOAY).