Donnerstag, 4. März | 17:30

Wood City: Finnlands Vorzeige-Office aus Holz

Wood City urban block, with GFA of 34000 m², consists of housing, hotel, parking and office premises. The architectural concept and the masterplan for the whole block were designed already in 2012, according to the winning entry by AOA in invitational architectural competition, organized by SRV and Stora Enso in close collaboration with the city of Helsinki.

The building site is located next to the harsh waterfront in developing Jätkäsaari area, close to Helsinki city center. The Wood City housing buildings, fully built with LVL, were completed in 2018. The office building is currently under construction and will be completed in the end of 2020. The hotel building, finalizing the last part of the city block, will be completed in 2021.

The office building is custom designed and built for the Finnish mobile game developer company SUPERCELL headquarters. Building with wood was the natural choice for the owner, having environmental values as one of their key drivers. With GFA of 12800 m² and 8 storeys, it is by now the tallest and largest wooden office building in Finland and Northern Europe.

The load-bearing structural system is based on a variety of Stora Enso LVL products, including prefabricated columns, beams and rib slab panels. For fulfilling the local fire safety regulations, reinforced concrete has been used in ground floor structures and vertical core shafts. The facades have an insulated wooden frame structure and wooden cladding as outer skin.

Undulating, the free form CLT ceiling in ground floor semi-public lobby has been designed with algorithmic programming and manufactured with CNC-machining. This special area opens fully toward the surrounding city scape and emphasizes the warm character of wood.

Teemu Halme, geb. 1975 in Oulu, Finnland. Studium der Architektur an der Oulu School of Architecture | University of Oulu und der Helsinki University of Technology, Diplom 2004. 2000–2008 bei Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects tätig. Seit 2008 Projektmanagement bei Anttinen Oiva Architects.

Johanna Kairi, geb. 1973 in Helsinki, Finnland. Studium der Holztechnologie an der TU Helsinki. 2001–2009 bei Stora Enso Wood Products im Bereich Forschung und Entwicklung tätig. 2011–2016 Koordinierung des Schweighofer Prize – Innovationspreis für die Europäische Forst- und Holzwirtschaft. Seit 2016 bei Stora Enso im Bereich Business Development tätig.