20.6.2022

A study trip to Sweden 14.-16.9.2022

Following the success of the previous study trip to Pudasjärvi and Kuhmo, Puuinfo is organizing another study trip. This time, we invite you to the global leader in wooden construction – Sweden! The trip will take place in the middle of September, where we will have a chance to explore the latest treasures of Gothenburg and Växjö. Be a part of this study trip with Puuinfo! 

Program

Wednesday 14.9. 

11.10-12.10 A flight from Helsinki to Gothenburg 

13.00 Nodi, Nya Hovås 

The responsible architect Joakim Hansson from White Architects welcomes us to Sweden’s one of the first wooden office building – Nodi in Nya Hovås. The Nodi contains five floors. The ground floor serves as a retail space, while the four floors above have offices.  

Nya Hovås is a newly built district located in the south of Gothenburg. Houses, schools, offices, restaurants, meeting spaces, service facilities, and small shops exist in this newly developed, vibrant area. 

  • As soon as we arrive, we will have lunch 
  • After lunch, a presentation with White Architects at their office 
  • Exploring Nya Hovås with Next Step project manager Oskar Lindström

16.00 Visiting Hoppet preschool 

A virtual tour of Hoppet preschool

17.00 Accommodation at Scandic Backadahl 

A tourist class hotel in Gothenburg is situated approximately 6 kilometres from the city centre. The hotel has a restaurant, bar, conference centre, 24-hour reception, gym, and swimming pool. 

19.00 Group dinner at the hotel 

Thursday 15.9. 

7.00 Breakfast 

8.00 Bus trip to Växjö 

11.00 Växjö station and municipal building 

A guided tour of the Växjö station and municipal building with coordinator Wivi Simic.   

The building was completed in 2021 and is entirely made of wood. In 2022 it was nominated for construction of the year. 

11.45 Lunch at Teleborg Castle with Business Developer and Wooden strategy expert Olivia Thim   

13.15-15.30 Study visits by the bus to wooden buildings with Olivia:  

16.00 Accommodation at Scandic Växjö 

A tourist class hotel is situated approximately 3 km from Växjö city centre with easy access to the highway. There is a restaurant, bar, conference facilities, 24-hour reception, and 123 rooms. 

18.00 Dinner at the hotel 

Friday 16.9. 

7.00 Breakfast 

8:00 Bus trip back to Gothenburg  

12.00 Lunch 

13.30  Landamäreskolan  

An architect Jürgen Wahlström welcomes us to visit one of his projects, an unusual S-shaped building, preschool – Landamäreskolan. The building was completed in 2016. The school’s construction, façade, and furnishings are 80 percent wood. 

15.00 Universeum, Gothenburg 

The responsible architect Gert Wingårdh invites us to visit Science Center with an aquarium made from wood, glass, and concrete, all chosen for their future recycling potential. 

16.30 Q&A, coffee/tea + bread 

17.30 A bus drive to the airport 

20.25-23.20 Flight back to Helsinki 

Price, terms and billing

The price of the trip is € 985 (VAT 0%). Food, accommodation in a single room, and transportation from Helsinki-Vantaa airport are included.

After registration, the participant will receive an invoice, which must be paid in full before the trip begins.

Check out the cancellation policy for study trips organized by Puuinfo here.

There is a possibility of minor changes to the program.