The Urban Woodshed

Design competition for students

We call for design proposals that give fresh ideas for storing firewood at tight urban single-family house sites. Check the background documents and let your creativity loose!

Best entries will be awarded and further developed into production models. In addition, we will introduce you to potential companies who are seeking for woodshed designs for their bioenergy marketing concepts.

The competition is open for students of Aalto University. The deadline for the competition is 8 June 2016 at 16:00 o'clock.

Room for improvement...

There is room for improvement for the storage of firewood in the capital city region. Only a third of  detached  houses have woodsheds, and most households keep firewood under a tarpaulin or under the eave, in wood piles or closed sheds that are too tightly closed. The design competition is part of the Urban Woodshed project (Urbaani puuvaja). The Urban Woodshed project is developing new storage and service solutions to improve the drying of firewood for homes. The project is realized by the Work Efficiency Institute TTS, Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority HSY ja Aalto University.