Designed by HMV Architects, the Esperi Kapteenska assisted living facility in Helsinki consists of 15 residential units. This L-shaped building has 16 corners and a low gable roof, which will be built using Metsä Wood’s tongue-and-groove Spruce MouldGuard plywood. Surface-impregnated Spruce MouldGuard plywood is four to five times more resistant to mould than untreated plywood.
Supervisor Jarkko Joonala is in charge of the construction of the Esperi Kapteenska assisted living facility. Metsä Wood’s large plywood sheets are being used as roof decking in the project. According to Joonala, this saves time and significantly reduces costs. Building the roof decking for a 1,000 m2 building is a lengthy process if only raw tongue-and-groove planks are used. The size of each plywood sheet is 2,400 × 1,200 mm.