Wood Program

Architect doing handson work at the Wood Program of Aalto University. Photo by Anne Kinnunen

Wood Program

The Wood Program is a one-year program of study that focuses on wood architecture and industrial building. The curriculum is intended for architects, engineers and other students with a background in design and strong interest in timber. Applicants with equivalent professional experience and/or three years of study may also be considered.

All Wood Program studies are officially registered and transferable, providing 60 ECTS per year. The program is organized in cooperation with the Aalto University Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems as well as the Department of Civil Engineering.

Previous Projects

A•LAVA summer theatre under constuction by the Wood Program at Aalto University. Photos: Marc Goodwin & Philip Tidwell

A•LAVA Project Information

A•LAVA is a summer theatre built to serve the needs of Annantalo, a Youth Arts Centre in Helsinki. It was created on the Wood Program at Aalto University.

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One module of the Kokoon living unit being moved by crane, Wood Program, Photos: Anne Kinnune, Tuomas Uusheimo, Marc Goodwin, Juho Haavisto

Kokoon Project Information

Kokoon is a modular living unit built to address the current housing situation in Finland. It was created on the Wood Program at Aalto University.

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Under the Säie pavilion by the Wood Program, Photo: Kimmo Räisänen

Säie Project Information

The Säie pavilion was designed to provide a covered space for workshops, lectures, eating and lounging in the center of the city. It was created on the Wood Program at Aalto University.

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Kuva: Mikko Raskinen

Architecture students designed a wooden pavilion in front of the Design Museum

The pavilion is a Finnish-British modern interpretation of a tea house.

Student teamwork at Aalto University. Image: Unto Raunio

Department of Architecture

We train professionals to design human-centred environments.

Students riding bikes in front of the Aalto University Väre building, photo by Unto Rautio

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

The School of Arts, Design and Architecture is one of the most prestigious universities in its fields. We educate our students to create imaginative, collaborative, compassionate and unconventional approaches to the most pressing challenges of today.

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