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