Baltic Pavilion innovation for UPM ProFi Deck

UPM’s innovative composite decking material UPM ProFi Deck was on show at the SavetheC Baltic Sea Pavilion in Hernesaari near Helsinki during summer 2011.

The Baltic Sea Pavilion Café terrace covered 200m2 and seating for up to 100. The impressive terrace was built from UPM ProFi Deck in Sunny Beige. UPM ProFi Deck’s innovative Support Rail and Rail Step were used as part of the installation with complimentary cover strips providing the finishing touch for the terrace.

UPM ProFi Deck was also for custom-designed cafeteria furniture created by the famous Finnish designer Harri Koskinen. Using UPM ProFi Deck in Snow Blue, Koskinen took the outdoor café to a new level. Creating modern benches and table tops from UPM ProFi Deck he combined the core structure made of WISA-Birch plywood by UPM. Koskinen was inspired by the traditional Finnish farmhouse dining ensemble. Functional and timeless design worked well together with high weather resistance and splinter-free surface of the decking boards.

Spokesperson for SavetheC campaign Hannu Hoviniemi comments: “UPM ProFi Deck exceeded our already high expectations. The material is not only environmentally sustainable, but also good-looking and easy to keep clean."

The Pavilion was open during the Open European Championships for Olympic Sailing Classes. The main theme of the pavilion was to increase consciousness towards the Baltic Sea and its protection, as well as working as a café and gift shop. The Baltic Sea pavilion was built mainly from recycled materials by SavetheC, organisation focusing on ecological responsibility in sailing.