Wood – Nature’s key
to a better living environment

6. - 7. november
Creative hub Tallinna Kultuurikatel

12th International Wood Architecture Conference 2018
November 6-7th, Creative hub Tallinna Kultuurikatel, Põhja pst 27a, Tallinn, Estonia

Wood is beautiful and humane. Environmentally friendly and easy to process.
Warm and suitable for small and big buildings.
Engineering with wood spreads fast and wide.
There is a future in the wood.
Come. Watch. Listen.
Why. How. What.

Top architects and engineers from all over the world will gather in this creative hub to share their visions and ideas about wood.

 

The Estonian Annual Wood Architecture Award ceremony will be held.
Detailed information available as of 15th of September.

Estonian Association of Civil Engineers (EEL) will issue credit points to engineers for attending. If needed, please contact info@ehitusinsener.ee

The conference is held in English.

The conference is organised by Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association in cooperation with the Estonian Association of Architects and Estonian Association of Civil Engineers.

Supporters

Keskkonnainvesteeringute keskus

Organizers

EAL
Puuinfo
EEIL

Performers

Alar Just (PhD)

Professor at Tallinn University of Technology

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Spatial fire test for the cross-hardwood building

Professor Alar Just (PhD) has long been engaged in teaching and also designing wooden structures, while being engaged with research on wood constructional materials. Alar Just has been actively involved in the design and construction of various wooden structures in Estonia and abroad. The main topics of the research are the renewal of methods for calculating the fire resistance of wood structures, including the carrying capacity of timber structures in protecting it with various coating and insulating materials; fire resistance of cross-linked timber, calculation of fire resistance, etc. The research is the basis for completing and creating computational methods for the renewed European Design Standard Eurocode 5.

The first spatial fire test for the cross-hardwood building in Estonia showed that the development of fire in the case of massive wooden structures can be controlled by cognizant planning. A demonstration experiment was conducted on November 1, 2017 in Väike-Maarja to follow the spread of fire and behavior of cross-hardwood, facade materials, doors, windows and penetrations in a real fire. The fire test was organized by Arcwood, RKAS, Tallinn University of Technology, the Sisekaitseakadeemia (Academy of Internal Affairs) and the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden.

Emma Johansson

Architect SAFA

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Architecture and hospitality- design to guide our awareness

Emma has co-founded  Studio  Puisto  Architects Oy and Uusi  Kaupunki Kollektiivi in 2014. She is especially  interested and enthusiastic in human-centered  design  methods  and  architecture  that  encourages mindfulness.  She  works  mostly  with  hospitality business and tourism related projects, starting from concept design to area and building design and all the way to smallest  details  like  custom  made  furniture and interior  detailing.

Studio  Puisto has won  several  awards  for  example The  Wood  Prize  (Puupalkinto) 2017 for  Niemenharju  project and Best  Innovation in Hotel Concept 2017 in Worldwide  hospitality  awards and first  prize in World Luxury Hotel awards 2017 for  Arctic  TreeHouse  Hotel.

Mikko Saavalainen

Metsä Wood Senior Vice President, Business Development

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Open Source Wood: An open platform for modular wood construction

Mikko  Saavalainen  Metsä Wood Senior Vice President,  Business  Development

Mikko  Saavalainen  joined  Metsä  Wood  in  2013.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Management  Team  and responsible  for  a  number  of  business  development  projects,  such  as  digitalization  of  the customer  experience,  marketing  and  internal  process  development.  Before  joining  Metsä  Wood he  held  various  senior  management  positions  in  several  companies  (e.g.  Canon,  Comptel).  He  has also  worked  as  an  independent  management  consultant. Mikko Saavalainen  has  a  Master  Degree  in  International  Marketing  from  the  Swedish  School  of Economics  and  Business  Administration  in  Helsinki.  He  has  also  studied  at  London  Business School,  IMD  in  Lausanne  and  University  of  Stockholm.

Metsä Wood

Open  source  in  wood  construction  fosters  innovation  and  increases  knowledge.

Currently,  not  nearly  enough  knowledge  about  modular  wood  design  and  building  is  shared,  so  wood  construction  remains  a  limited  sector  of  the  construction  industry.  There  is  plenty  of  innovation,  but  it’s  often  not  so  easy  to  find.  By  sharing  our  best  ideas  and  solutions  openly  we  will  deliver  significantly increased  growth.  Lear  more: opensourcewood.com

Modular building with wood is the key to sustainable construction. Open Source Wood (OSW) is a platform where wood professionals can share their innovation and find ready to build elements and modules. People can connect with other professionals and to get technical support. All free of charge.

Mathias Romvos

executive director of the architectural bureau GRAAM

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French timber grows up

KAMP Arhitektid OÜ

Kaspar Kruuse ja Peeter Loo

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Viimsi gymnasium

Tallinn-based Kamp Architects is an architectural bureau founded in 2005, which operates both in architectural design, interior architecture as well as landscape architecture and design.

Selection of the most important works:

Estonian University of Life Sciences extension

Universal Music Helsinki Interior Design

Orjaku harbor building

NOA Restaurant

Hektor Design hostel

Lenne’s interior design

Pärnu Rannastaadion (Beach stadium)

Viimsi gymnasium

Gerhard Fink

Aalto university

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Developments in timber engineering

Gerhard Fink (born 1982, Austria) is Professor for Wooden Structures at the Department of Civil Engineering at Aalto University. He studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Graz in Austria. From 2009 to 2014 he worked at ETH Zurich where he performed his PhD study and worked as a Postdoc. Before he starts at Aalto University he worked, as a scientific employee and project leader, at the Structural Engineering Research Laboratory at Empa.

Gerhard will talk about selected developments in timber engineering such as LVL, CLT, TCC, connections, hardwoods.

Register

Conference pass prices

Conference pass 79€ + VAT
One-day conference pass 49€ + VAT

Alates 1.11
Conference pass 99€ + VAT
One-day conference pass 69€ + VAT

Agenda

6. November

12.00 Opening of the conference

12.30

  • “Viimsi Gümnaasium” by Kaspar Kruuse, Peeter Loo, KAMP Architects.
  • Riigi Kinnisvara AS
  • Discussion

14:00 Dinner

  • 15.00
  • “French wood grows up” Mathias Romvos, Graam.
  • “Architecture and hospitality- design to guide our awareness” Emma Johannson, Studio Puisto Architects Ltd.
  • “Open Source Wood: An open platform for modular wood construction” by Mikko Saa-valainen, Metsä Wood.

16.30 Coffee break

17.00

  • “Developments in timber engineering” Gerhard Fink, University of Aalto
  • Speaker 12 *

18.00 Award for the Wooden Buildings of the Year

7. November

9.30 Registration

10.00 Opening of the conference day

10.05

  • “Spatial fire test of cross-hardwood  building” Alar Just, Tallinn University of Technology.
  • Rothoblaas
  • Per Karnehed

12.15 lunch

13.00

  • Speaker 13 *
  • Lech Muszynski
  • Speaker 14 *

 

  • The list of speakers is on the list
  • The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the plan

Agenda

6. November

12.00 Opening of the conference

12.30

  • “Viimsi Gümnaasium” by Kaspar Kruuse, Peeter Loo, KAMP Architects.
  • Riigi Kinnisvara AS
  • Discussion

14:00 Dinner

  • 15.00
  • “French wood grows up” Mathias Romvos, Graam.
  • “Architecture and hospitality- design to guide our awareness” Emma Johannson, Studio Puisto Architects Ltd.
  • “Open Source Wood: An open platform for modular wood construction” by Mikko Saa-valainen, Metsä Wood.

16.30 Coffee break

17.00

  • “Developments in timber engineering” Gerhard Fink, University of Aalto
  • Speaker 12 *

18.00 Award for the Wooden Buildings of the Year

7. November

9.30 Registration

10.00 Opening of the conference day

10.05

  • “Spatial fire test of cross-hardwood  building” Alar Just, Tallinn University of Technology.
  • Rothoblaas
  • Per Karnehed

12.15 lunch

13.00

  • Speaker 13 *
  • Lech Muszynski
  • Speaker 14 *

 

  • The list of speakers is on the list
  • The organizer reserves the right to make changes to the plan
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