Wooden schools and housing in Helsinki Region

Public buildings

There are several modern wooden schools and daycare centers aroud Helsinki. Puuinfo organizes access to buildings with users, developers or other participants of the building projects. You can wish a visit for example to:

Residential multi story buildings

Wooden apartment buildings with more than two floors have been built in Finland since 1996. Several of them have gone up in the Helsinki region, and high architectural quality is implemented in the housing construction as well. With Puuinfo you can stop by to look at the following residential properties:

Wooden suburbs

Wood has always been the dominant construction material in the construction of small houses. Helsinki’s residential areas have many charming areas from different eras that embody the wooden architecture of the time, human scale and humanity.

Photo: Viktor Petrovsyi

Honkasuo area is the most modern wooden suburb in Helsinki. The green urban village with 2,000 inhabitants will be built after 2014 and it will be completed during the 2020s. The wooden houses are mainly two to five stories. Houses are painted colorful and adjacent buildings must be different shades.

Puu-Vallila is an area of ​​small houses in the Vallila district of Helsinki, which was built in the 1910s. Log-framed houses that were moved from Terijoki, the part of the country lost to Russia during WWII. Puu-Vallila was under threat of demolition for a long time, but was renovated in the 1980s. The area is protected as a block area of ​​residential buildings that are valuable in terms of cultural history and cityscape.

Photo: Darya Belaya

The Linnulaulu villa area is a fascinating destination for a walk. It is located on the shore of Töölönlahti. It is less than two kilometers from Helsinki Central Station. Linnulaulu’s old villas are located on both sides of the railway line. In the villas’ summer cafes, you can stop for a coffee during your walking break. The villas were built mainly in the 1880s and 1890s.

Seurasaari is a museum island on the western edge of Helsinki’s inner city. An outdoor museum has been operating on the island since 1909, where old wooden buildings from different parts of Finland have been moved. When you arrive on the island, you are immediately transported to a rural landscape from the olden days, far away from the hustle and bustle of urban life.