Roundpole

 

The Partners

 

Names and Addresses Description

Yrjo Meltaus

Sodankyla Municipality

PB 60, FIN-99601

SODANKYLA

Telephone + 358 (0)16 618 221

Fax: + 358 (0)16 618 289

Email:- yrjo.melthaus@sodankyla.fi

Sodankyla Municipality

 

Kari Oittinen

TE Keskus Internationalization Services

PL 128 (Asemakatu 19)

FIN 94101 Kemi Finland

Telephone + 358 204 695 640

Fax: +358 204 695 649

Email: kari oittinen@te.keskus.fi

TE Keskus Internationalization Services

Timo Lohi & Mari Hautala

The Regional Council of Northern Lapland

PB 60 FIN-99601

Sodankyla

Telephone: + 358 (0)16 618 118

Fax:- + 358 40 525 4292

Email: timo.lohi@sodankyla.inet.fi

The Regional Council of Northern Lapland

Kimmo Kuismanen & Marita Kuismanen

Arkkitehtitomisto Kimmo Kuismanen

Nokelantie 6

90140 Oulu Finland

Telephone: + 358 (0)8 335 939

Fax: + 358 (0)8 335 933

Email:kuismanen.case@mail.suomi.net

Arkkitehtitomisto Kimmo Kuismanen

John Kristofferson

John Kristofferson Arkitektkontor A/S

Postboks 932

Strandgata 24

9001 Tromsø Norway

Telephone: + 47 77 68 48 46

Fax: + 47 77 68 07 43

John Kristofferson Arkitektkontor A/S

Howard Liddell

Gaia Architects

The Monastery
2
Hart St Lane
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 3RG

Telephone: + 44 (0)131 557 9191
Fax: + 44 (0)131 557 9292

Email:- architects@gaiagroup.org

Gaia Architects

Gaia Architects is acknowledged as one of the leading ecological design architects in Europe and has a commitment to the highest standards of ecological specification, excellence in design and affordability. Gaia has developed a reputation for innovation underpinned by research and good quality feedback in pursuit of sustainable development. Commitment to innovative architecture has led to several design, community & environmental awards. The present portfolio comprises a large number of sports facilities; visitor facilities for the National Trust for Scotland and others, schools, private housing (winning “UK House of the Year” 1993) and social housing including a £12 million development for a Housing Co-op in Perth - for which Gaia have been the architects for 12 years.

 

Howard Liddell, Principal of Gaia Architects, is Environmental spokesman for the RIAS, co-founder/ex-chairman of the Scottish Ecological Design Association. He has lectured worldwide on issues ranging from community development and ecological design through to specific technically innovative design work.

Kari Miettunen

Regional Council of Lapland

PoB 8056

FIN-96101 Roveniemi

Hallituskata 20B

FIN-96100 Roveniemi

Switchboard: + 358 (0)16 330 1000

Telephone:- + 358 (0)16 330 1235

Fax:- +358 16 (0) 318 705

Email: kari.miettunen@lapinliitto.fi

Regional Council of Lapland

Bernard Planterose

North Woods Construction

Leckmelm Wood

Ullapool

IV23 2RH

01854 613040

northwoods@leckmelm.demon.co.uk

North Woods Construction

NORTH WOODS CONSTRUCTION LTD was founded to manage a 30ha plantation on a continuous cover regime to produce timber for their own constructions. Much of this is milled on the premises and expansion is under way into further processing on the site. The woodland management is closely dovetailed with the development of a building system suitable for home-grown timber based on post and beam.

 

Bernard Planterose, Director of NorthWoods Construction, has experience in the management, milling, supply and application in construction of native and home-grown timber. Combined with ecological qualification, this breadth of experience is now in demand in its own right but also assists in the design and marketing of ecologically sound buildings utilising Scottish timber as their main structural material. Bernard is founding Director of the Reforesting Scotland and editor of its Journal. The charity was a leading pioneer to the native tree movement in Scotland in the '80s and continues to act as an influential forum for the whole reforestation movement in Scotland today. He is also founder of the 'Buildings of the Forest' Working Group which promotes the sustainable use of native and Scottish timber in construction as part of the wider promotion of native and ecologically sound woodland management.

 

The design and build side of the business has developed rapidly since the 'Tree To House' collaboration was inaugurated. A group of Highland based businesses are now able to produce an all Scottish timber house "designed, grown, harvested, machined and fabricated within the Highlands". The first two houses are going on site in 2000.

Sandy Halliday

Gaia Research

The Monastery
2 Hart St Lane
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 3RG

Telephone: + 44 (0)131 558 7227

Fax: + 44 (0)131 558 7337

Email:- research@gaiagroup.org

Gaia Research

www.GaiaGroup.org/Research

Gaia Research (founded 1996) specialises in research and consultancy in construction ecology:- developing environmentally sound solutions for the built environment.

 

Gaia Research has been highly successful in attracting a diverse range of research and consultancy funding and has developed a significant portfolio of work. This has included clean & renewable technology development, monitoring of innovative environmental design strategies, environmental labelling of building materials, sustainable rural housing and planning, community consultation, sustainable development training, passive design and guidance for engineers and architects. Gaia Research were approached by Gaia Architects and their Finnish partners to write a funding proposal for research into the social, economic and environmental aspects of using Roundpole Timber in the Northern Periphery and to manage the research.

 

Gaia Research also undertakes consultancy concerned with environmental mitigation, environmental assessment & management, brief setting, energy design strategies and inter-disciplinary education. We provide energy and materials design advice and continuing professional development for clients, project managers, engineers & architects striving to create sustainable strategies for the built environment and are able to advise architectural & engineering practices on strategies for building and infrastructure at all stages from inception and briefing through tendering to recycling of construction waste.

James Rowe

Andrew Cripps

Ruth Haynes

Buro Happold

Camden Mill

Lower Bristol Road

Bath BA2 3DQ UK

Tel+ 44 ( 0) 1225 320600

Fax:- +44 (0) 1225 320601

Email: James.rowe@burohappold.com

Buro Happold

www.burohapold.com

Manne Rekonen

Rekonen Ltd

Ivalontie 11

PO Box 53

Fin-99801 Ivalo Finland

Telephone: +358 (0)16 662 600

Facsimile: +358 (0)16 663 300

Email:- manne.rekonen@rekonen.net.fi

Rekonen Ltd

Kalle Hautajarvi

Arkins

Suunnittelu Oy

Torikatu 22A

SF- 90100 Oulu Finland

Telephone: + 358 (0)8 374 066

Fax:- + 358 (0)8 374 406

Email:- kalle.hautajarvi@arkins.fi

Arkins