Urban Environment House
The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is located in the Nuuksio National Park in Espoo. The sculptural education and information centre was designed by Rainer Mahlamäki of Lahdelma & Mahlmäki Architects and completed in 2013.
The three-storey building is situated on a steep slope, and its main elevation material wood communicates the buildings function as a nature information centre. The structural members and interior surfaces of the Haltia are made of CLT timber. The building consists of a multipurpose hall, exhibition spaces, teaching spaces, library and cafeteria.
Source: Finnish Architectural Review 4/2013