Myllypuron Tara residential area
Wooden village within a city
The massive-wood house block Myllypuron Tara represents a new type of log construction in Finland. This modern massive-wood urban terraced house block was completed in August 2012 in Helsinki’s Myllypuro wooden house district, home to some 2,000 residents. The block was a project by a developer group formed by shareholders in the Tara housing company.
Built on both two and three levels, the sizes of Honka homes vary between 50 and 150 m². There are 13 dwellings in terraced and connected separate houses, with six different floor plans. Hannu Lehto from Liark Oy was in charge of the architectural design of Honka homes with their simple facades, suitable for a compact urban environment. Tara’s massive-wood urban homes have been built using Honka’s energy-efficient layered wall structures. Myllypuron Tara, the massive-wood house block manufactured by Honka, was highly commended in the 2012 Log House of the Year competition in Finland.
The Myllypuron Tara buildings are a new creative example of how logs can be utilised in a modern and compact urban environment. Representing a new type of townhouse construction in Finland, the buildings also cherish Finnish wood construction traditions in an enchanting way. The setting of the buildings in sloping terrain, their rythm, proportions and openings have been competentlu carried out.
- Number of houses: The area has 2 duplex Honka house, 3 attached Honka houses
- Apartments: 15 apartments
- Floor area: 150 m² to 450 m²
- Architect: Hannu Lehto
- Wall structure: Square log, 112 mm + Insulation 240 mm, wooden fiber
- Building year: 2011
- Location: Helsinki, Finland