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Heka has 200 wooden residential buildings in Helsinki

Published : 29 Jul 2020, 00:42

  DF Report

Press Release Photo by Heka (Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Oy).

Heka (Helsingin kaupungin asunnot Oy) has slightly over 200 wood-framed residential buildings.

The oldest of the wooden houses are located in Käpylä and Vallila. Heka’s wooden multi-storey apartment buildings can be found in two areas – Pukinmäki and Jätkäsaari, said the City of Helsinki in a press release.

Heka’s new wood construction is represented by two multi-storey apartment buildings in the Wood City complex of Jätkäsaari that were completed last year.

The oldest wooden housing of the City of Helsinki housing company Heka was completed in the early 1900s.

Irrespective of the property, the residents of old wooden houses are responsible for yard maintenance, stairwell cleaning and snow removal.

Heka’s old wooden houses rely on natural ventilation. The functionality of this type of ventilation is dependent on the residents’ own activities.

Fire safety is of particular importance for residents of wooden buildings.

Living in a wooden building requires more communal attitude and attention to others compared with living in other types of housing.