Working with the City of Helsinki, Suomen Puukerrostalot Oy (a Puuinfo partner company) organised an invitational competition for a wooden apartment building plot in Kuninkaantammi. HELST Arkkitehdit Oy won with their proposal “Puuperhe” (Wood family). A total of 64 privately funded, socalled half-Hitas apartments will be built on the edge of Helene Schjerfbeck Park.
As the chairman of the competition committee, Teppo Laurila from Suomen Puukerrostalot Oy notes that this was Finland’s first architectural competition based on the volumetric element design guide produced by Suomen Puukerrostalot Oy and the Finnish Ministry of the Environment’s Growth and Development from Wood support program. The Puuperhe proposal surpassed the competition objectives from both an architectural and functional perspective.
– Kuninkaantammi’s environmentally friendly construction goals combined with the urban look fit well with our experience as Europe’s largest wooden apartment building producer with more than 20,000 wooden residences under our belt, says Laurila.
The free guide to volumetric element design can be ordered directly from Suomen Puukerrostalot Oy.
Read the article in Finnish: HELST Arkkitehdit voitti Suomen Puukerrostalot Oy:n kutsukilpailun Kuninkaantammessa