The aim of the KERAKE project is to design a removable, flexible, modular wooden building concept suitable for developing countries and reconstruction areas using carbon-free building solutions.


The new concept seeks to bring about a systemic change in the construction industry, thus promoting market access for innovative carbon-free buildings. Wood is a healthy, sustainable and carbon-binding building material. The value of wood as a building material is thus on the rise. It acts as a carbon store, binding carbon throughout the life of the building and beyond, depending on its purpose. The project will bring together a group of actors who will design a removable wooden building suitable for reconstruction areas and refugee camps. The group needs a company specializing in wood construction, producers of different types of building materials such as wood, metal parts, water / sewer materials, etc., and those involved in building technology and infrastructure and architecture solutions. The group also needs research and engineering expertise at universities and research institutes, as well as an expert organization specialized in developing countries’ markets.

Duration: 2020 – 2021

Project leader at TAU: D.Sc (Tech) Ari Hynynen, Professor

Researchers at TAU: PhD Virpi Palomäki, Project Manager, Mari-Sohvi Miettinen, Researcher


Main funding: EU / ERDF / The Council of South Ostrobothnian Region.

Co-funder: The City of Seinäjoki

Partners and co-operators

AGM Finland brings together Finnish doers in multidisciplinary R&D collaboration to create globally effective solutions for carbon-neutral building and infrastructure in developing megacities: http://www.asiangreenmegacities.fi/en/