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Canada-Korea Wood Festival 2019 Attracts Future Architects in Korea

Jae Choi

By Jae Choi

Technical Consultant/ Canada Wood Korea

November 7, 2019

Students majoring in architecture attended the Canada-Korea Wood Festival and the Busan BEXCO Outdoor Exhibition, held at Pukyong National University in Busan this October, as part of the university-based training program to promote the use of wood in construction.

This exhibition showcased wood-frame construction both in theory and practice to future architects. Many buildings around the world have been built using mostly concrete or steel structures. As this paradigm shifts, world-renowned architects are increasingly using wood as their primary building material.

I am a student majoring in architecture at Pukyong National University. I rarely have a chance to learn about wood-frame construction in my studies, but the wood festival helped me understand the theory of wood-frame construction and practice it myself.

Canada Wood Korea has been conducting various programs for university students who will lead Korean architecture into the future. A total of 75 students from the five Universities in Busan completed the on 2×4 building methods theory course and built seven playhouses for children. The playhouses were made of Canadian wood and were donated to local children’s facilities to promote and develop healthy outdoor play and imagination.