Kuopio, Finland

Kuntolaakso in Kuopio relies on the corrosion proof Magnelis® material. Kuntolaakso is not only the home hall of KalPa, the football team from Kuopio, but also an extensive construction and repair project that covers swimming pools and ice rinks, as well as parking services.

Kuntolaakso is made as a life-cycle project: The client, City of Kuopio, signed a 20-year service agreement with YIT Rakennus Oy and Caverion Suomi Oy.

Project Development Manager Arto Taivassalo from Caverion Suomi Oy says that they have invested a lot in searching for sustainable duct materials. – It was clear from the beginning that a mere galvanized duct will not endure in Kuntolaakso. We went through many options. Our goal was to find material that combines good durability with a reasonable price, he says. – We ended up with ETS NORD’s Magnelis®, which is corrosion proof but clearly more affordable than stainless steel.

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