Myllypuro Wooden Village

Location Helsinki, Finland
Status In progress
Year 2004
Gross floor area 60 000 m2
Client Helsinki City Planning Department, Woodfocus
Contributed by Aaro Artto (author of the competition entry)
Awards
1st prize in a competition, 2004

The City of Helsinki organized open international competition 2004. The objective of the competition was to create a new wooden urban village in the district of Myllypuro as part of the national Modern Wooden Town project.
APRT´s entry “Urbis” won the competition and was basis for the city plan of the area.The area of the site is approximately 15 hectares ans it is located in the Myllypuro district of Helsinki. Ratasmyllyntie road divides the site into two sub-areas. The project gross floor area of housing is 60.000 sq.m. for 1600 people.The goal was to create an urban, low-rise residential area with a distinct character – an urban village. Its scale, urban structure and bildings are well suited for housing and timber construction.
Each apartment has a ground-level garden.

Myllypuro Wooden Village