Stora Enso plans to undertake a unique wooden construction project in Finland
called Wood City in collaboration with the construction company SRV. A proposal
that a site in the Jätkäsaari district of Helsinki be reserved for Stora Enso
Oyj and SRV Yhtiöt Oyj was submitted in October to the Real Estate Board of the City
of Helsinki. The aim is to create a world-class project in which engineering
skills can be taught in a practical way and to develop wood architecture. The
extraordinary city to be built of wood includes office, hotel and commercial
buildings. The first buildings are expected to be completed in 2013.
Special attention will be paid to solutions that improve energy efficiency in
designing and constructing the buildings for the area. A high standard,
internationally interesting and progressive plan for Wood City will be sought
through an invitation-only design competition. Stora Enso is planning to supply
supporting structures based on its new Urban MultiStorey™ concept for the
buildings totalling 20 000 square metres of floor area in the site.
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