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9.11.2022

The 2022 Wood Award goes to the ceiling of Helsinki Airport's entrance hall

Arkkitehtoimisto ALA Oy is behind the architectural design for the entrance hall to the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The awa... Arkkitehtoimisto ALA Oy is behind the architectural design for the entrance hall to the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The award winner was announced at Puupäivä (Wood Day) on November 3, 2022 in Helsinki. The jury issued the following statement: The ceiling of the departure hall and entrance at the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is a masterful display of how …

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1.11.2022

Wooden apartment building concept for supplemental construction – designs freely available to everyone

The City of Helsinki has developed a new wooden building concept that can be easily replicated. Specifically designed to... The City of Helsinki has developed a new wooden building concept that can be easily replicated. Specifically designed to fit into spaces around existing structures, these apartment buildings are compact and environmentally-friendly. The process and designs are freely available to everyone from property owners to suppliers of construction elements. The new apartment building model has …

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24.10.2022

TOAS Hippos

TOAS Hippos is the airy, vibrant, and urban student housing complex of the future. Located in the Kaleva area of Tampere... TOAS Hippos is the airy, vibrant, and urban student housing complex of the future. Located in the Kaleva area of Tampere, it offers a variety of housing options and services with a sense of community. Text: TOAS and Puuinfo Photos: Arkkitehtitoimisto Helamaa & Heiskanen Oy Read the article in Finnish: TOAS Hippos TOAS Hippos is …

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22.10.2022

Tall wooden buildings: potential, benefits, challenges, and prospects

In recent years, larger and taller wooden buildings have been built all around the world. In this article, Post-doctoral... In recent years, larger and taller wooden buildings have been built all around the world. In this article, Post-doctoral Researcher Hüseyin Emre Ilgın and Professor Markku Karjalainen from the Tampere University School of Architecture discuss the pros, cons, and possibilities of tall wooden buildings. Text: Hüseyin Emre Ilgın, Markku Karjalainen, Tampereen yliopisto Photos: Voll Arkitekter &hellip

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18.11.2021

Hoas Tuuliniitty - World’s tallest modular wooden building completed in Espoo

Hoas Tuuliniitty is the world’s tallest wooden building made from volumetric modules. In 2013, Asuntosäätiö joined force... Hoas Tuuliniitty is the world’s tallest wooden building made from volumetric modules. In 2013, Asuntosäätiö joined forces with Metsä Group and the City of Espoo to organise an architectural competition for a complex of wood buildings in the Tuuliniitty area of Tapiola, Espoo. Arkkitehtitoimisto Jukka Turtiainen Oy won the architectural competition with “Tiebreak” that envisioned …

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