Wood in the city
The tallest, completely wooden multi storey building in the world.
Lighthouse Joensuu is a 14-storey wooden building that is currently being built. After completion, it will be almost 48 meters tall, being, by then, the tallest wooded building in Finland. In fact, it will be the tallest wooden building in the world, where all load bearing structures are made using solid wood.
Lighthouse is located at city of Joensuu and it will provide 117 apartments for local students to live in. The builder of Lighthouse Joensuu is Student housing Company Joensuun Elli. The building is expected to be completed in autumn of 2019.
More information about the building process (in Finnish) here
Energy efficient wooden daycare canter.
Hukanhauta kindergarten is the first CLT-built daycare center in North Karelia and It was completed in 2018. Energy efficiency is one of the main principles in planning and the building is in the highest energy class (A). Energy efficiency is achieved using wood and insulation but also solar panel systems.
The unique aspect of Hukanhauta kindergarten is that there is lot of visible load-bearing wooden structures and you can really ‘feel’ the wood in the building.
Most modern multi-use baseball stadium in Finland.
Kerubi Stadion is Finland’s most modern baseball stadium, located just one kilometer from the center of Joensuu. The stadium caters primarily to Finnish baseball, but also to concerts and other events.
Wood has been used in the load-bearing material and also as a surface material. The construction of the stadium required 1325 m3 glulam/LVL, 10 km sawn timber, 17,5 km facade lathing and 9500 m2 of plywood and other fiberboard.
Ecological, sustainable and energy efficient multi-story house.
Joensuu Pihapetäjä was the first wooden block of flats built in Joensuu with more than two storeys. The construction method was CLT solid wood elements which helped in reducing construction time. Construction started in August 2016 and the building was ready for moving into in the spring of 2017.
Energy efficiency was the main theme in the planning of this building and thanks to innovative solutions, Joensuu Pihapetäjä is the most energy efficient wooden block of flats in Finland
JOENSUUN ELLI’S WOODEN BLOCKS OF FLATS IN NOLJAKKA
The regional construction project of 2013.
The first project in Finland in which CLT elements have been so extensively used. Joensuu Elli’s student homes in Noljakka are one of Finland’s largest passive level CLT timber block projects. Wood house area consists of six two-storey houses and the area was completed in summer 2013.
The largest wooden building in Finland after completion in 2004.
The frame of the multipurpose hall consists of 28 almost identical wooden arched trusses, that are connected at the top of the building into a roof light that resembles a boat. Total size of the building is 14 600 m2.
In total, 4000 m³ of timber was used to build the arena. When completed in 2004 it was the largest wooden building in Finland and it got an RIL award in 2004.
Wooden office building with innovative solutions.
At the time of completion, Metla-office building was the largest wooden three-storey wood-frame office building in Finland.
A total of 2000 m3 of timber (around 20 hectares of forest) was used in the construction. Nearly all tree species found in Finland have been used in the structures and interior of the building. As well as 100 years old recycled logs for the outer walls.
The building has won several awards, including the Construction project of the year 2004 by the Senate Properties and the Wood Award 2005 by Puuinformaatio ry.
WOODEN SCHOOL IN HEINÄVAARA
One of the first large wooden buildings in Finland to be implemented using the platform technology.
Innovative wood school project which was accomplished with The Cuningham Group, an American architectural agency with extensive worldwide experience in projects.