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R&D
A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
A HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

The main objective of this project was to respond the present day housing challenges in the Helsinki region, and to find structural and qualitative criteria that are in accordance with sustainable development. Instead planning actual areas, focus was on shaping the general principles that will help to produce more eco-efficient neighborhoods, without compromising attractiveness.

RESEARCH PROJECT NEWBEE
RESEARCH PROJECT NEWBEE

NewBEE project will develop a specific system that supports small companies in energy efficient construction works with special focus in retrofitting. The project is part of European Comission’s 7th Framework Programme. The NewBEE system will consist of NewBEE methodology and working handbook and a set of IT tools. These will be demonstrated during a pilot period.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

As planners we should understand sustainability and evaluate the combined impact of our solutions but often research material is not easy to use. Hence a project to develop the everyday planning process of the office was deemed necessary. The project, Ericsson Architects’ Environmental Program (2011-2013), was funded by TEKES* Sustainable Community program.

A BUILDING HISTORY SURVEY
A BUILDING HISTORY SURVEY

Kaisaniemenkatu 1 is a superior example of 1920s’ monumental commercial architecture. It was designed by W.G. Palmqvist and constructed in four phases between 1924 and 1930. An extensive historical survey was done 2013-2014 to support the refurbishment process. The work included numerous visits in museums, archives, literature studies and visits on site.

A SOLAR POWER PLANT STUDY
A SOLAR POWER PLANT STUDY

Solar power plant is silent and safe, and it causes zero emissions. Therefore it deserves a bold form, and it should not be hidden in fenced, anonymous industrial areas. Such a power plant can be a fascinating destination for visitors, a source of pride for the locals, and an attractive neighbor for companies that focus on solar technology.

A HOUSING RENEWAL REPORT
A HOUSING RENEWAL REPORT

Final report for the ARA* Housing Renewal Program (2009-2012). The program consisted of housing and energy efficiency improvement pilots such as zero energy and passive houses. In addition, there are examples of municipal housing policies and real estate development.