Saving space with Kerto® LVL A unique wooden building has been built in the heart of Utrecht, Netherlands. The new 12 meters-tall residential building with six…
Reference: Little Finlandia
Little Finlandia made out of Kerto LVL
The structural design of Little Finlandia was based on the possibility of reusing the building. Once the renovation of Finlandia Hall has been completed, Little Finlandia can be moved to other locations and used as temporary facilities for schools and daycare centers or for other renovation projects. What also makes the building special is that it looks nothing like temporary constructions usually do.
Construction of Little Finlandia
The load-bearing structures of the modules used in Little Finlandia are built with several Kerto LVL products, including Kerto LVL S-beams, as well as Kerto LVL Q- and Kerto-Kate panels. Each of these products offers superior usability and properties for their purpose. Although lightweight, the products are very strong and rigid.
Inside construction of Little Finlandia
Little Finlandia must meet stringent standards for fire resistance. The Kerto LVL structures used in the building have a fire resistance of 60 minutes. The building also features three fire compartments, bordered by fire dampers that withstand fire for 30 minutes. The ventilation engine room and the intermediate floors were constructed to ensure a fire resistance of 30 minutes.
Inside of Little Finlandia
Little Finlandia is a superb example of Finnish wood architecture, blending effortlessly into its surroundings. It is also a frontrunner in wood construction, adhering to the principles of sustainability and the circular economy. Wood is a sustainable construction material, and the use of wooden modules enables the building to be flexibly adapted, ensuring it a long useful life.
Little Finlandia: Multifunctional and reusable event venue
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki's most famous and architecturally unique venue for conferences and other events, is now flanked by a wooden construction known as Little Finlandia. The pavilion-like building, offering facilities for events and catering, is made 100% from Finnish wood and will provide temporary facilities during Finlandia Hall’s renovation until the end of 2024. Its elements are built with Metsä Wood's Kerto® LVL products.
A unique wooden building has been built in the heart of Utrecht, Netherlands. The new 12 meters-tall residential building with six apartments and two workspaces was designed by Ramin Visch. Complete load-bearing structure is built with Kerto® LVL while fully meeting the requirement for 90-minute fire-resistance.
Four-storey wooden building has been constructed on a tight spot. The visually appealing building has been designed to be sustainable, safe and material-efficient. Metsä Wood’s Kerto LVL S-beams and Q-panels have been used in floor elements and load-bearing walls.
Interior of Monicahof
Sustainability has been one cornerstone of this building. A significant effort has been made to make the building as climate-neutral as possible. Heat pumps are used for heating, the building’s own solar panels largely supply the electricity demand and wooden components will act as carbon storage for the building’s lifetime.