Finnbuild 2016 Symposium:
GLOBAL MEGA-TREND! INDUSTRIALLY ENGINEERED TIMBER IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE AND URBANISM
The Seminar will present experts showcasing insights on the skyrocketing global mega-trend on industrially engineered timber in contemporary architecture and urban development. What Finland has to offer for the ecological restoration of existing cities? What are the future houses and cities made of? Is wood the new concrete?
Theme: Future of Wood in Architecture and Urbanism
Date: 13:00-16:00 13th of October
Location: Finnbuild 2016, Room 206 in Messukeskus Helsinki
Present time: 13:00-13:20
Title: Principal of the Casagrande Laboratory, Finnish architect, environmental artist, architectural theorist, writer and professor of architecture.
Topic: From Forest to City
Marco Casagrande (born 1971) graduated from the Helsinki University of Technology Department of Architecture in 2001. From the early stages of his career Casagrande started to mix architecture with other disciplines of art and science landing with a series of ecologically conscious architectural installations around the world. All in all, more than 70 realized works in 14 countries. He is the laureate of the European Prize for Architecture 2013, Committee of International Architecture Critics CICA Award 2013 for conceptual and artistic architecture and UNESCO & Locus Foundation’s Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2015.
Present time: 13:30 – 14:00
Title: Principal of the Hirvilammi architects and professor of architecture.
Topic: Wooden building in modern
Teemu Hirvilammi is a Finnish architect and an expert in wooden architecture. He worked in several architecture offices before becaming a partner in Lassila Hirvilammi Architects (2004-2014). During that time he was honored with Pietilä Award for young architects 2010 and 2011 Mies van der Rohe –price short listed for Kuokkala Church (with Anssi Lassila and Jani Jansson). 2014 Teemu Hirvilammi established his new architectural studio and found his passion in teaching architecture.
Present time: 14:10-14:30
Title: CEO of CrossLam Kuhmo Ltd.
Topic: CLT – solution for global need
Long time experience in international wood sales. Previously one of the main owners of Kuhmo Oy sawmills and head of global sales. Current production of sawmills is 350 000m3 annually.
Present time: 14:40-15:00 （To be confirmed shortly）
Title: Mayor of Kuhmo
Topic: Woodcluster Kuhmo – Global example for future green building.
MH, M.Sc.(For),eMBA. Previosly the head of Kainuu Forest Centre. Many managerial and teaching posts as a forester in Lapland area.
Present time: 15:10-15:30
Title: Casagrande Laboratory Chief Business Officer, CLT Specialist
Topic: CLT as a solution in apartment buildings – case VTS, Tampere
Partner in Casagrande Laboratory. Development manager in Elementti Sampo Oy and in Crosslam Kuhmo Ltd. Specialized in creating real life business cases from wood. Running business and technical development of CLT based conceptual houses for Elementti Sampo Oy.