Pioneer of the hybrid construction

Kontio’s non-pressurized SmartLog ™ log has been used in the exterior cladding of log apartment buildings completed in the center of Pudasjärvi in ​​2021. Thanks to its structure, the unpressurized log enables very innovative solutions in architecture and building design.

Hirsihovi comprises two four-storey log apartment buildings right in the center of Pudasjärvi. The houses have a total of 53 apartments and an additional five commercial apartments at street level.

In the case of a log courtyard, hybrid construction means that the frame of the house is made of steel composite beams, concrete elements and hollow core slabs. Kontio’s SmartLog ™ log is made of materials from the building’s exterior cladding and part of the partitions. The construction model combines the best properties of materials and ecology.

Builder: Pudasjärven Vuokratalot Oy
Main contractor: Lapti Oy
Log supplier: Kontiotuote Oy