The Living Lab, which started operating in a new building completed in 2023, enables multidisciplinary research and teaching related to the effects of the built environment on sustainability, the climate and wellbeing. The versatile research environment provides a setting for research in, for example, wood and materials science and physics, as well as on human welfare and experiences, and indoor air.
We welcome researchers from various universities and organisations in Finland and abroad. The geographically central location of the station makes it possible to conduct research all year round.
Hyytiälä’s offerings include
Hyytiälä belongs to the network of research stations covering the whole of Finland (RESTAT Finland), which is fully available for field work. There are a total of 12 research stations in Finland, 7 of which operate under the faculties of the University of Helsinki.
The oldest continuous environmental monitoring time series can be found at university research stations.
The Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station and the surrounding state-owned land provide opportunities for research and teaching pertaining to the boreal forest zone.
The aim of the multidisciplinary activities is to promote the ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of forests and peatlands, and to produce globally relevant new perspectives by means of research.
Living Lab is the latest addition to the infrastructures at Hyytiälä. It will provide possibilities for investigating the status of the new wooden buildings constructed during 2021-2023 and the well-being of people using the premises.