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Linnanfältti wooden district is a new neighbourhood consisting of wood-framed blocks of flats in Turku. The neighbourhood is located a few kilometres from the city centre, near the medieval Turku Castle. The project is part of a national pilot project carried out under the Government of Finland’s programme to promote wood construction in Finland for the period 2004–2010 and is one of the spearhead projects of the Modern wood city project.
The local detailed plan of the area was adopted in 2014 and construction began three years later. The area includes rental flats owned by investors, as well as owner-occupied housing, larger municipal rental dwellings and a block of flats for older people. There has also been a regulation on the number of floors in the buildings, which has remained moderate in this area. The neighbourhood includes two-floor family dwellings as well as block of flats.
The construction of the wooden buildings in Linnanfältti has followed different principles, depending on the commissioner and constructor. Their design language is of a more contemporary approach compared to the old wood buildings often seen in Turku area, which represent more a classic style.
The colour palette of the buildings, however, includes a strong red ochre shade typical of Finnish wood construction as well as a warm yellow. Different tones of brown and very light eggshell colours are also common. The Linnanfältti neighbourhood is set to be completed by the mid 2020s.