Log-built clinics, wellness facilities and nursing homes
Honka designs restorative environments, facilities that take care of people. We have special expertise in delivering clinics, hospitals and nursing homes for seniors. Our buildings promote high-quality care in a comfortable, home-like living environment, built of genuine solid wood.
Honka log buildings contribute to people’s physical and mental well-being with respect to nature. Natural wood provides a stress-reducing environment and ensures healthy indoor air with optimal air humidity levels for the end users.
Wood and human health
Did you know that wooden environments affect our stress levels? According to several studies, wooden interiors may provide stress reduction in hospitals, schools, offices and other built environments.
See a short document film where Howy Jacobs interviews leading experts.
Home-like environments for happier stays
Wood has been loved by people throughout the ages. It is soothing, aesthetically pleasing and it performs well acoustically. It absorbs sounds and creates a calming, relaxing atmosphere where it’s easy to feel at home.
Naturally breathing structures also create high indoor air quality by effectively balancing the variations in air humidity. Furthermore, a log building feels fresh and cool in the heat of the summer and cosy and warm in the winter.
Senior home concept PUUHOIVA, designed for Honkarakenne by Himla Architects.
Why choose Honka for health and wellness
- Provide high-quality care in a comfortable, home-like living environment.
- Breathing solid wood ensures high indoor air quality
- Wooden constructions have been proven to reduce stress and induce relaxation
- All Honka solutions are certified, moisture-proof and extensively tested
- Utilise Honka’s extensive experience in building for sensitive user groups
Honka’s log buildings provide a soothing environment for learning and healing processes in innovative and inspirational natural surroundings. All Honka houses are CE and ETA approved and certified by VTT, the Technological Research Centre of Finland.Honka’s log houses are by far the most ecological buildings with a low carbon foot print. Moisture-proof structures give longevity to the building and extend its lifespan.
Examples of our projects
Patients who spend long periods of time in a hospital require a relaxing and soothing environment to improve their spirits as well as the healing process.