Sauerbruch Hutton and Arup win Finnish zero carbon contest
Sauerbruch Hutton, with London-based Arup, Experientia and Galley Eco Capital, has won an international contest to design a prototype block within Finland’s first carbon-neutral district
The Low2No scheme beat 74 applicants for the new community within the massive dockside regeneration area Jätkäsaari, Helsinki
According to the practice, ‘a crucial part of the team’s holistic and interdisciplinary approach is an architecture that reduces the buildings’ environmental impact together with the inhabitants’ footprints by passive and active strategies.
‘The use of renewable, low-carbon building materials, a high flexibility of the structure to allow for future changes, a maximised use of daylight and natural ventilation, the provision of life-and-work typologies as well as that of pocket greenhouses and attractive communal gardens, have all been integrated into an urban setting of short distances and mix of uses.’