Sector Commercial
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Year completed 2018
Project location Outside the UK
Client Metsä Group
Consultant Ulla Passoja, Clàudia Antão ja Kimmo Turpeenniemi, UKI Arkkitehdit
Contractor Rakennustoimisto Alonen Oy
Products used Kerto® LVL, Birch Ply, Spruce Ply
 
 

Context

Metsä Group’s visitor centre in Äänekoski, Central Finland, is a prime example of fast construction using engineered wood. The schedule was extremely tight, but the building project was completed quickly within 7 months, without compromising on quality or details.

The 1,000m2 building showcases the versatility of Metsä Wood’s engineered wood products, combining industrially-manufactured wooden elements and unique architectural solutions with detailed carpentry.

The visitor centre is located next to the enormous pulp storage towers of Metsä Group’s new bioproduct mill, with a view of the mill area through its glass facade. Metsä Wood’s engineered wood products were a natural choice of building material for the visitor centre, and the visible wooden surfaces create a welcoming atmosphere in the spacious facility.

Comment

“It was important for us to use natural wood materials as much as possible. Instead of hiding the wooden structure, we wanted to highlight the nature of the material. It was important to allow space for the exhibition, and I think we have achieved this very nicely,” says the project’s architect, Ulla Passoja from UKI Architects.


Context

Metsä Group’s visitor centre in Äänekoski, Central Finland, is a prime example of fast construction using engineered wood. The schedule was extremely tight, but the building project was completed quickly within 7 months, without compromising on quality or details.

The 1,000m2 building showcases the versatility of Metsä Wood’s engineered wood products, combining industrially-manufactured wooden elements and unique architectural solutions with detailed carpentry.

The visitor centre is located next to the enormous pulp storage towers of Metsä Group’s new bioproduct mill, with a view of the mill area through its glass facade. Metsä Wood’s engineered wood products were a natural choice of building material for the visitor centre, and the visible wooden surfaces create a welcoming atmosphere in the spacious facility.

Comment

“It was important for us to use natural wood materials as much as possible. Instead of hiding the wooden structure, we wanted to highlight the nature of the material. It was important to allow space for the exhibition, and I think we have achieved this very nicely,” says the project’s architect, Ulla Passoja from UKI Architects.


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