Puurakentajat to build the new Pakilanpuisto school in Helsinki
Puurakentajat Group Plc Press release 16 October, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. (EEST)
Puurakentajat Group Plc, the Finnish expert in wood and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction, has been appointed for the construction of the wooden Pakilanpuisto school in Pakila, Helsinki. As part of the “Carbon neutral 2035” initiative of the city of Helsinki, tough environmental targets have been set for the project with wood material playing a central role. The over 4000 sqm school is constructed as an alliance with Puurakentajat in charge of all wood related structural and product planning as well as installation. The school’s more than 1 000 pupils will enter their new wooden school building in the beginning of 2022.
The construction ordered by the city of Helsinki is run in an alliance made up of Puurakentajat, NCC Finland, Työyhteenliittymä Arkkitehdit Frondelius+Keppo+Salmenperä, Arkkitehdit Rudanko+Kankkunen, FCG Suunnittelu ja Tekniikka and Ideastructura. Puurakentajat provides all the wooden parts of the building while Puurakentajat Suunnittelu is in charge of structural and product planning and Puurakentajat Rakennus for the construction. Puurakentajat has chosen Stora Enso as supplier of the wooden CLT-parts.
CEO of Puurakentajat Group Oy, Mikko Leino:
“I am really pleased that we have yet again been appointed for the construction of a new school in Helsinki. The school will offer a modern, environmentally friendly, pleasant and inspirational learning environment. The city of Helsinki’s “carbon neutral 2035” target is tough. We are particularly pleased that Puurakentajat’s extensive CLT-construction know-how and modern construction techniques meet the requirements of a demanding customer with such strong focus on environmentally friendly solutions. This is also a strong reminder of the considerable growth potential of wood construction and that our own growth ambitions are well within reach while the rest of the construction industry is currently struggling with weak growth prospects.”
Mikko Leino, CEO of Puurakentajat Group Oy
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Puurakentajat Group Plc is a Finnish expert in wood and CLT -construction with decades of experience of solid wood construction and renovation. We design, produce and build ecologically sustainable and healthy residential properties, apartment buildings and e.g. nurseries and schools. Our core expertise is efficient and environmentally friendly CLT construction. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) construction enables modern architectural solutions and contributes to economic, environmental and health efficiencies. We build solid wood buildings where people feel well. www.puurakentajat.fi.