Contractor selected for Katajanokka Laituri project in Helsinki

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Puurakentajat Group of Finland has been chosen as the construction project’s contractor for Katajanokka Laituri in Helsinki. The project was created by pension insurance provider Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Haahtela was eventually chosen as the principal contractor in charge of overseeing it.

The new commercial building is a masterpiece of Finnish wood construction and has as its goal to become carbon neutral. The contract’s scope of work for Puurakentajat includes providing and putting up the new four-story building’s wood frame.

160 hotel rooms, 7,500m2 of office and commercial space, technical facilities, a recreation area with a roof terrace, and underground parking are all included in the Katajanokka Laituri project. The majority of the above-ground structure will be made of wood, with a few supplementary components being made of steel.

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Katajanokka Laituri project to receive the LEED Platinum environmental certification

The commercial building will aim to receive the LEED Platinum environmental certification, according to Puurakentajat Group. When Katajanokka Laituri is finished in 2024, it will serve as a S Group hotel, the home office for Stora Enso, and a gathering spot for the community of Katajanokka.

The project’s on-site construction work started last year with the groundwork and demolition of the outdated warehouse structure. The new building’s wooden frame will soon be installed, according to the plan.

Director of property development for Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company Sari Raunio stated: “The ambitious goal of the Katajanokka Laituri project is to build a carbon-neutral commercial space, using energy exclusively from renewable sources. The building will be given a LEED Platinum environmental certification, which takes a variety of sustainability factors into account.”