PTDC Logistics Center

 

PTDC logistics center in Sipoo in the largest building in Finland.  The giant of a building serves the grocery retailer S Group: a major part of all the goods sold by the S Group grocery stores are handled in the building large enough to fit 35 Parliament Houses. The logistics center is a massive yet extremely detailed entity that resembles a gigantic robot organism in which every function and phase plays an essential part.

The logistics center has different kinds of storage areas with varying temperatures to suit each product. The building is not only the largest building in Finland, but also the largest freezer. And thanks to the building’s own heat production system, the logistics center also holds the title of the largest geothermal heat plant in Finland.

The building was admitted a BREEAM Excellent certificate as a mark of the environmental achievements and overall sustainability of the project. At the time of the assessment, only three buildings in Finland had reached the same certificate level. The PTDC logistics center achieved a higher score (75,5%.) than any other BREEM certified building in Finland.


Sipoo, 2013-2018
Principle and Architecture Design, Interior Architecture

Client
KOY Sipoon PT Logistiikkakeskus

Gross area
190 000 m²

Volume
3 300 000 m³

Photos
Mika Huisman

Project timeline

The building is huge also in the global scale: the logistic center could cover 23 soccer fields.

The center has a BREEAM Excellent certificate. The high rating was achieved by investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy. As a result, the carbon footprint is one of the few things in the gigantic building that is modest in size.

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