KOAS Seminaarinmäki student housing

The building occupies a prominent spot on the way to the town centre.
Sculptural rendered gable ends and walls frame the wooden facades.
The staircase and lift shaft are made of wood elements, too.
Surfaces or the wooden loadbearing elements are left exposed.
Ash floor, wooden ceiling of the prefabricated element and full height windows create airy and cosy student flats.

KOAS Seminaarinmäki student housing



    KOAS Seminaarinmäki is a block of two wooden student housing buildings in the Jyväskylä, Finland, a university town well known of its architecture. The buildings are located between the Jyväskylä University campuses and the city centre. KOAS Seminaarinmäki relates to the wooden houses of the prestigious Seminaarinmäki area and occupies a prime spot when approaching the city from the west.

    The student housing comprises prefabricated apartment units constructed of cross laminated timber (CLT). The two buildings contain 94 studio flats and 9 flats with a separate bedrooms. The units were assembled in Kuhmo, Finland and delivered to the site.

    The cross-laminated timber elements is exposed in the staircases. Wood is visible also in the ceilings of the flats and on the ash floors. Ample windows are floor to ceiling height. The surface materials and generous windows provide the student flats with cozy, spacious atmosphere.


    Commission. In progress, scheduled completion December 2018.


    Wooden student housing, 103 apartments / 4900m2


    Jyväskylä, Finland


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