Apr
15

Puukuokka Housing Block / new publications

posted on April 15th 2015 in News

The first building in the Puukuokka Housing Block was just recently completed. Puukuokka is the first eight-story high wooden apartment building in Finland.

Developed in collaboration with Lakea, it is an energy-efficient trio of multi-story wood-framed flats in the Jyväskylä suburb of Kuokkala, neighboring the Kuokkala Church, also designed by OOPEAA.

We are glad to share with you some of the recent press coverage presenting Puukuokka.

They highlight the innovative technical aspects as well as the high level of quality achieved through the use of prefabricated modular elements made of cross laminated timber. The use of prefabricated CLT modules makes it possible to prepare the wooden units in controlled indoor conditions cutting the construction time on site down to six months, a very valuable asset in the northern climate of Finland.

Puukuokka Housing Block on DomusWeb here

Puukuokka Housing Block on Archdaily here

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Puukuokka Housing Block on Designboom here.

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