The Wood Program is a one-year program of study that focuses on wood architecture and industrial building. The program is intended for architects, engineers and other students with a background in design and strong interest in timber construction.
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. The architecture of the pavilion makes reference to garden pavilions and gazebos as well as gothic architecture and the dense space of the forest. It uses bent and twisted wooden elements to create an intricate lattice-work of structure and a welcoming canopy for a variety of activities. The complex geometry of the building is achieved by bending high quality pine and fixing it together using joints of CNC-cut birch plywood.
The pavilion was initially built in the courtyard of the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. The following year, the structure was moved to its permanent location in the main square of the city of Tuusula, opposite the town hall. The reconstruction work in Tuusula was managed by former Wood Program students Laura Zubillaga, Hiroko Mori and James Stanier, who coordinated with students from the Keuda Vocational School in Järvenpää.
The pavilion stood in Helsinki for summer 2015, between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Mu-seum. Afterward, it was moved to its permanent location in the town square of Tuusula.
65m2 (roof canopy)
Architectural Design and Construction:
Claire Bouthegourd, Elisabeth Kofler, Giulia Archimede, Hiroko Mori, James Stanier, Javier Mera, Kento Manabe, Laura Zubillaga, Ninni Westerholm, Simen Bie Malde
Philip Tidwell, Pekka Heikkinen, Hannu Hirsi
Assembly in Tuusula:
Kari Laukkarinen, Eetu Forström, Krister Heikkinen, Veikka Mattila, Samuli Willman, Joel Waris, Tomi Turunen, Jere Harjuvaara, Markus Väänänen, Jani Pesonen
Structural Members – 12.5mm pine lamellas
Joints – 12mm CNC cut birch plywood
Terrace Decking – heat-treated spruce
Roof Covering – PVC textile
Aimopeite (waterproof tarp), Würth (hardware), Lauta Oy (pine lamellas), Lunawood (Heat-treated decking)