Did you know that there is a version of The Construction Index for the USA? Visit the site No thanks
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Follow us on Instagram
Daily construction news
Weekly plant news

Construction News

Wed December 07 2016

Related Information
Related Information
Related Information
Related Information

News » International » Work begins on Helsinki’s central library » published 21 Nov 2016

Work begins on Helsinki’s central library

YIT has begun its project management contract for the above-ground works for the new Helsinki Central Library in Finland.

The site was handed over to YIT by Maanrakennusliike EM Pekkinen, which was in charge of the earthworks and the basement’s concrete structure works.

YIT begins its contract with the cast-in-place work of the reinforced concrete structure and frame structure. There will be over 2,000t of steel frame structures, of which the most significant ones are two longitudinal cased steel arches spanning approximately 100m. The temporary support structures for the steel arches will be erected at the turn of the year and permanent arch structures in early 2017. The structural solution enables the library to have a large open indoor space, with no pillars in the lobby.

“We are excited to start the work on the Helsinki Central Library site. This project is an interesting one, but also technically very demanding, requiring an innovative expert approach to the job from its contractors,” says Jorma Kontturi, project manager at YIT.

Helsinki Central Library, with a gross floor area of around 17,000m2, is one of the projects launched to mark the centenary of Finland’s independence. Arkkitehtitoimisto ALA is the chief architect of the project.

The library is due to open its doors in December 2018, and its construction costs total €98m (£84m).

 

 

MPU

Further Images

Download our free construction news iPhone / iPad app. Sign up to our FREE email newsletters or subscribe to our RSS feed for regular updates on the latest Construction News, Plant News, Contract News & Supplier News. The Construction Index also provides the latest Construction Tenders, Construction Market Data & Construction Law Commentary all FREE.

This article was published on 21 Nov 2016 (last updated on 21 Nov 2016).

More News Channels