Kivistön Punos – Competition entry

Kivistön Punos is a competition entry for the first blocks of the new wooden Puu-Kivistö housing area in Vantaa. The entry proposes to create a new community of happy and satisfied inhabitants by combining high-quality housing design with affordability. This is achieved by applying a construction principle that takes advantage of sustainable prefabricated wooden modules that may be constructed in controlled factory conditions and transported to the site. The entry is carefully tailored to the provided competition site that is strategically located between the existing urban centre of Kivistö and the surrounding recreational areas and forest, drawing inspiration from both of these themes. Features such as ample common spaces, liveliness of the street level and opportunities for urban gardening have also been taken into consideration.