A Collaborative Approach


In order to improve the perception of timber construction in the Italian context, a series of workshops were organised to establish barriers and propose solutions. Theses discussions aim to promote the adoption of mass timber in Italy and the EU.

Each workshop hosts over thirty key representatives from the Italian timber industry. Stakeholder engagement plays a crucial role in ensuring collaboration and the sharing of knowledge.

For more information on each gathering download the workshop reports.

Workshop attendees debated topics such as:

  • supply of sustainably sourced, quality raw materials
  • technical aspects related to fire safety, acoustic performance, and moisture control
  • lack of design and evaluation data and expertise
  • value chain limited experience with the technology
  • inconducive regulation, guidance, and construction policy
  • deterring mortgage and insurance premiums
  • limited access to finance



Workshop 1

We need to change how we build

June 17th 2022 10:00 – 16:00

This workshop encourced stakeholders to establish the challenges in the Italian timber industry and the solutions needed to initiate change.

Workshop 2

Change machine

September 16th 2022 09:00 – 17:00

This workshop will develop regulatory, political, technical, societal, financial, environmental initiatives to tackle challenges.

Workshop 3

Did we get it right?

December 16th 2022 09:00 – 17:00

A workshop to review the proposals for change and evaluate the state of initiatives.


In the first workshop, stakeholders prepared a list key barriers which are limiting the uptake of structural timber in the Italian context. The initiave seeks to overcome these barriers.

Living Lab

Living Labs are defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems, integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings.

Best Practices

The ‘call for best practice’ outlines a selection of case study projects which feature innovative timber buildings selected for their quality in design and construction.