Viikki wooden apartment buildings were build using Metsä Wood Kerto LVL, Kerto-Ripa and glulam products

Viikki wooden apartment buildings

Location Von Daehninkatu Finland
Building Year 2012
Architect HMV Architects
Structural Design A-insinöörit, Wooden parts: Insinööritoimisto Asko Keronen
Constructor Peab
Customer Etera
Products Used Kerto LVL
Type Residential Buildings And Gardens

Aesthetical and environmental friendly multi-storey quarter

​​"The Viikki project offers urban development on a human scale and, simultaneously, is efficient enough for modern needs."

Mr. Jari Viherkoski, project architect 

Challenge

The residential apartments built in Viikki set out to prove that multi-storey wooden buildings can be the most competitive option – aesthetically, environmentally, and economically. Wood is a successful alternative to concrete and steel.

Solution

Based on using Kerto LVL (lainated veneer lumber) frames and wood elements, Finland's largest wooden multi-storey building project was built in Viikki, Helsinki. The concept fosters cost-effective construction by significantly reducing construction time, decreasing on-site labour, and minimizing waste.

The buildings' frames have no load-bearing internal walls, offering greater floor plan adaptability and offer open and airy interior spaces. Other features include advanced soundproofing and an automatic fire-extinguishing system.


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Open Source Wood

The designs for the wood elements and components used in this project are available for download on the Open Source Wood platform, for free.

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Results

Metsä's Viikki project proved that wood, used correctly, is a superior alternative for construction of multi-story buildings on a significant scale. Main benefits include lightweight and quick construction, a 45% smaller environmental footprint and costs competitive with concrete solutions.

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Open Source Wood - wood elements 
 

Open Source Wood

Open Source Wood initiative aims to speed up the growth of modular wood construction by offering a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and collaboration. 

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From Open Source Wood service you can find design elements and drawings for some of the elements used in this reference case

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