Wood is Making a Comeback in Construction in Latin America: Case Chile and Uruguay

Latin America is known for its vast forest resources and has been a target for investments, mainly concentrating on primary production. The region is taking its first steps in expanding the forestry-based industry to further developed products and wood construction represents the strongest potential.

Housing deficit, carbon neutrality and the importance of forest industry to local economies are the driving forces to swap out mainstream materials like concrete and steel, in favor of wood. Wood construction is on the rise thanks to several ongoing projects both in the public and private sectors. Latin America’s first high-rise building in CLT is built in Chilean Patagonia and it’s developed in cooperation with Stora Enso and the main Chilean architect has studied at Aalto University. The first CLT plant started production in Uruguay in March this year, and the first high-rise building is aimed to be built in 2024

Join us for this webinar on 25 April at 15:00 – 16:30 EEST to hear about the results of a market study on wood construction in Chile and Uruguay and what opportunities we have identified for Finnish companies.

Join us for this webinar


Introduction and welcoming words from Ambassadors of Finland in Chile and Uruguay
Presentation Wood construction in Chile and Uruguay: opportunities for Finnish companies


Piia Nummela
Senior Advisor, Region Latin America
Business Finland
piia.nummela (at) businessfinland.fi

Daphne Wang
Project Manager, Delegations
Business Finland
daphne.wang (at) businessfinland.fi