Site visit to Pudasjärvi and Rovaniemi

Published: 6 September 2021 at 11:39 :: Current Topics

Three staff members from the TallWood project team of the Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk) visited our demonstration buildings in Pudasjärvi and Rovaniemi on the 1st of September.
The construction of the apartment complex Pudasjärvi Hirsihovi is almost finished and will be in use in October.

The Pudasjärvi building is a great example of a wooden hybrid buildings. It utilises various materials where they are best suited: thus, for example, the foundation is made of concrete, but the dividing walls inside the apartments are made from logs. The wooden interior makes the apartments extremely cosy and hopefully the tenants will enjoy living in them.

DAS Kelo in Rovaniemi has been in use since the summer 2019. The 103-apartment building is owned by the Domus Arctica Foundation, and also features heavily utilised common areas, such as a laundry room, a Parcel Point by the Finnish Post Office, a space for fixing and taking care of bikes, and a sauna space on the 8th floor with great views toward the city centre of Rovaniemi.

There are also two moisture meters by Wiiste installed in DAS Kelo. The sensors are located in one apartment and in the sauna space on the 8th floor.

During later this autumn, there are plans to perform sound tests at DAS Kelo, as well as installing moisture meters to the Pudasjärvi building.

We thank all our hosts both in Pudasjärvi from Pudasjärven vuokratalot and Lapti, and in Rovaniemi from the Lapland University of Applied Sciences for excellent and insightful tours of the buildings.