Architectural Design Award For Helsinki Airport With Teknos Exterior Wooden Coating

Ali Topan
The decrease ceiling of the expanded Terminal 2 at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is a proud achievement for Finnish wooden design and development and has obtained the Worldwide Award for Wooden Structure 2022. To maintain this award-winning design trying its greatest for a few years, each the within and the skin wood ceilings are coated in Teknos AQUATOP 2600-90 translucent topcoat in a matte end.

In describing the successful entrant the award judges praised the design for its ambition and craftsmanship commenting “visually, the ceiling has a unified really feel because of the uncompromising ending and uniform floor remedy” (Wooden Award, Puuinfo). In addition they acknowledged the calming impact of wooden and its use as a constructing materials within the hectic atmosphere of an airport. 


A difficult development in wooden

Manufactured by Raision Puusepät Oy, a complete of 7700 m² of wooden was used within the roof of the departure corridor, the skin field and across the skylight of the terminal. The wavy form of the roof is product of 1000’s of curved wood parts and was one of the vital difficult assignments for Raisio Puusepi.

“We began planning the venture at an early stage and in addition made further investments corresponding to a brand new CNC milling machine,” stated Jari Saarinen, Raisio’s joinery manufacturing supervisor.

“The manufacturing of the weather began a couple of 12 months earlier than the opening of the terminal. The primary component was lifted into place in August 2021. All in all, we’ve got ready greater than 10,000 completely different components for this object,” Saarinen continued.


Constant high quality in wood supplies and coatings for 1000’s of components

All the weather had been made in Raisio’s personal joinery manufacturing premises, with the biggest items being over 6 meters in size and weighing as much as 1200 kilos.

The form of the wood roof is product of multi-layer wood boards, probably the most seen floor of which is low-branched spruce. The wood boards are supported by a hidden pine body, which is in flip connected to the metal constructions. The wood boards are coated in Teknos water-based, tinted AQUATOP 2600-90 varnish.

“We use an airmix automated spraying line and the floor remedy went via with none issues. I’m happy with Teknos’ customer support and technical assist, as a result of though we used about 13,000 liters of paint, the product and tinting had been at all times of uniform high quality,” emphasizes Saarinen.

Primarily based on the drawings made by the architect, information fashions had been product of all of the components of the roof, which could possibly be fed to a CNC machine that reads 3D recordsdata. The finished components had been completed by puttying and milling edge rounds earlier than floor remedy.

Two coats had been utilized by automated sprayer with some smaller components being sprayed by hand. The completed parts had been packed for transport in plastic that protects in opposition to the solar’s UV radiation.

“Solely after the roof was put in had been we in a position to see the results of our work in the precise atmosphere with its uniform look. Our perception is that the product we manufacture should final not less than so long as the life cycle objectives set for it,” sums up Saarinen.


Excessive environmental consideration

The venture was constructed in accordance with the BREEAM (Constructing Analysis Institution Environmental Evaluation Methodology) Glorious environmental score which seems to be on the ecology of buildings, together with a requirement for very low VOC emissions in floor remedy merchandise. Different necessities from the venture workforce included prime quality constructions, a flawless end, simple upkeep and prolonged life cycle.


 

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