Puuvilla is located on the bank of the River Kokemäenjoki, in Pori, Finland. The construction project of Puuvilla shopping center includes extending the old textile mill Kutomo and Lusikkalinna, converting Värjäämö (dyehouse) into office and business facilities, and demolishing Uusi Kehräämö (spinning mill) and the repair shop.
Puuvilla shopping center is founded on piles. The frame is built with reinforced concrete pillars, hollow-core and cast-in-place slabs and pre-stressed concrete beams, with interconnecting steel pillars and beamsthe Kutomo end.
Structural design and precast detailing is done by modeling and steel roof structures and facade elements are modeled with Tekla Structures. Architectural, MEP, electricity, and sprinkler design is done by modeling and the existing structures are laser scanned and an inventory model is created.
Special feature in this project is the very tight element erection schedule and combining new and preserved structures.
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