Wood construction district

The wood construction-themed Isokuusi area in the Vuores city district will house approximately 3,000 residents. The area aspires to be a model area for new industrial wood construction, renewable energy and smart solutions, and to form the largest wood-constructed area in Finland.

The construction in Isokuusi will include wooden apartment buildings, new types of urban, wooden single- and two-family houses, and a wooden school and day care building. Wood will also be used in infrastructure construction, such as market square, bridge, park and yard structures. The construction of blocks with single- and two-family houses has already started, most of the area has been planned, and the streets and infrastructure have been completed.

Who and how can utilize?

The platform can be used by companies that want to build wooden apartment building blocks in the central Isokuusi area. Plots open up for applications a few times a year.

A design and plot transfer competition for the Isokuusi zero-energy block will be launched in spring 2019. The aim is to find smart and innovative energy solutions at block level, in particular, that would also utilise low-emission energy forms, solutions based on the Internet of Things, and user-focused services. In addition to energy solutions, the competition aims to find an implementation model for wood construction in a dense, town centre-like residential area.

The competition was active from 21 March to 14 June 2019.


Koukkuranta boasts wooden apartment buildings

The first two wooden apartment buildings in Vuores were completed in the Koukkuranta area in autumn 2017. Developed by VTS, these houses have four storeys and feature a total of 53 flats. The flats are one-, two- and three-room dwellings. The houses in Koukkuranta are the first apartment buildings to be made from industrial modules in Finland. They were built at the factory one room at a time using CLT spatial elements. The rooms were transported to the construction site in one piece and attached to each other. The elements were manufactured in Finland using Finnish wood.