07.11.2014

Families about to move in to the highest wooden apartment building in Finland

The highest wooden apartment building in Finland by Stora Enso and Lakea Oy is almost ready in Jyväskylä city in central Finland.

Puukuokka, an energy-efficient block of wooden apartment buildings, with a floor surface area of about 10,000 square metres fullfils the Finnish government committments in promoting use of wood as a building material in both public and private sector construction.

The buildings in Puukuokka area use Stora Enso’s cross-laminated timber (CLT) building system based on prefabricated boards that can be applied for external and internal walls, ceilings and roofs. According to Stora Enso, the CLT system offers a short assembly time and the board properties include air tightness, fire resistance, thermal insulation and acoustic insulation – in addition to environmental sustainability.