The project is dedicated to the feeling of untamed joy of nature. It is placed by the river in the village of Fiskars in southern Finland and serves as a pavilion for the inhabitants and the numerous visitors to the area. The main space is formed as a cage, it is constructed of 45x45 mm aspen battens, connected together with pegs of oak. The woven structure filters the sunlight and the smooth sound of the river, and through the openings in the walls, one can see the historic village at a distance. The outer frame is constructed of 45x200 mm aspen planks set with a 20 mm distance to the cage. They are joined together with wooden locks and pegs of oak. The vertical sections of the frame are extended 2000 mm further down to enable visitors to enter the building from underneath.
Design team: Vibeke Jenssen, Dagur Eggertsson and Kari Virtanen
Sponsor: Fiskars Oy
Construction team: Vibeke Jenssen, Dagur Eggertsson and Wood Studio students from the Helsinki University of Technology under the leadership of architect Pekka Heikkinen