134m tower in Finland nears completion
By Andy Brown03 May 2018
The tallest residential building in Finland – the 134m high REDI Majakka Tower – is currently under construction in the old harbour district in the eastern part of Helsinki´s city centre.
Peri engineers have been supporting the construction team in the planning and implementation of Finland’s largest inner-city construction site.
With around 5.5 million inhabitants on an area almost as big as Germany, Finland is one of the most sparsely populated countries in Europe. Up to now, high-rise structures with more than 15 floors have rarely been built in the country. PERI therefore supported the construction team with technical know-how during the planning phase.
Based on numerous European reference projects featuring Peri climbing technology, Peri engineers demonstrated the functionality and advantages of the RCS Climbing System. For structures with 10 to approximately 30 storeys, the RCS Rail Climbing System is a cost-effective solution, especially due to the low costs involved for the mobile climbing hydraulics.
The Peri RCS P Climbing Protection Panel served as the enclosure as well as anti-fall protection. Gap-free enclosure of the floors in the building shell allowed the construction team to work safely and efficiently at all times and protected site personnel from the range of wind and weather conditions. Due to the project’s location near the coast, high wind loads had to be taken into account for the planning and execution of the 134m high building.