3/18/2011

News: BIG winning the International E2 Timber Competition in Finland

BIG announced March 15th to be selected for the International E2 (Economy + Ecology) Timber Competition in Finland. In collaboration with Pirmin Jung Engineers for Wood Constructions, AOA Anttiven Oiva Architects Ltd, Vahanen Engineers and Stora Enso, BIG team is one of two winning teams to design a prototype wooden construction system for a pilot project in Kouvola, Finland, as it is reported in BIG's website.
The International E2 Timber Competition's purpose is to produce buildings that integrate improving energy and cost efficiencies, renewable resources in response to the climate change.
Finland's ambition is serve as a showcase for the sustainable use of timber construction worldwide.
Footprint offers detailed information on BIG Team's design proposal.
Concept © BIG. Originally appears on Footprint

This competition consists of a pilot project in Kouvola, Finland, specifically a prototype wooden construction system for the construction of a 15,000 square-meter prefabricated timber multi-storey buildings.
© BIG. Originally appeared on Footprint

These buildings will be implanted in a site, not far from a river, including a large-scale green area with planting trees. According to Footprint, ground floor units will contain private gardens; Roofs can be used as garden space for top floors residents.
© BIG. Originally appeared on Footprint

As usual, these multi-storey buildings are announced to be energy efficient. Yet unlike most efficient-saving buildings, BIG team will develop a system that will evolve into the future, as BIG's Partner-in-Charge, Thomas Christofferson specified.
© BIG. Originally appeared on Footprint

This can be an explanation of the selection of BIG Team. As these buildings are flexible and low-cost, materially efficient and inscribed into the future, this structural system is announced to be competitive with other building systems.
© BIG. Originally appeared on Footprint

© BIG. Originally appeared on Footprint
Source: Footprint

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