Our proposal for redevelopment of town hall city block consists of 5 new buildings and 3 new courtyard zones. The new building volumes are positioned with the utmost respect for the historical town hall building and the traditional building principles of the old Lappeenranta downtown city structure, where the dense city block composition is not completely closed. The space left between the buildings creates a lively interaction between private courtyards and urban city network – streets. The 4 to 6 floor high apartment buildings follow the scale of surrounding city while introducing modern and sustainable building solutions, which will show the example for the future of healthy and comfortable living in the ‘heart’ of the city. Massive timber (CLT) bearing structure brings warm atmosphere to the apartments and is well known for it’s acoustic and ecological benefits. Both facades and roofs of the buildings are clad with ceramic tiles, which create solid and sculptural architecture that will be well appreciated over time.
Visualisations by TIENO Arkkitehdit & Kristian Forsberg, landscape design by Tuuli Salovuori.
INVITED COMPETITION TO DESIGN AN URBAN INFILL HOUSING ON HANNIKAISENKATU 27-29 IN DOWNTOWN JYVÄSKYLÄ
Competition entry 2019
The competition entry ‘Uusi Sävel’ (New Tune eng.) by TIENO Architects in collaboration with Arkkitehtipalvelu proposes a ‘New Tune’ to the development of Jyväskylä city downtown! The composition of two sculptural and solid masses in Hannikaisenkatu 27-29 has a modern and strong identity, yet it respects the current landmark - Milton tower and the scale of existing city block. New building volumes skilfully reshapes and activates existing courtyard with a new semi-public city square while still providing a more private, west facing, garden for the new residents. Apartments are carefully designed to offer comfortable and high-quality living space in the middle of the downtown Jyväksylä. Slanted upper floors are benefited in creating luxurious two-story loft apartments.
Visualisations by Pavelvavilovstudio & Kristian Forsberg
PUU-KIVSITÖ IDEA COMPETITION IN VANTAA
Competition 1st prize, 2018
TIENO Architects, together with Arkkitehtipalvelu and NOMAJI Landscape Architects have won the Puu-Kivistö design-build competition in Vantaa, Finland. In collaboration with artist Osmo Rauhala.
The architecture of Bosco city block is unique and recognizable. It forms a well-articulated and homogenous ensemble through the simple and clear form language, which naturally emerges from the structural solutions. The strength of architectural concept lies in the vibrant volumes defined by the dynamic rooflines combined with the unique balcony facade where the load bearing structure plays the aesthetic role it deserves. The clever use of wooden cladding in elevations brings playful yet prominent appearance to the buildings.
Bosco city block is ecological by its nature. The load bearing structure is from LVL wood and wall structure is totally plastic and toxic free. Steeply pitched roofs allow to benefit from solar energy, but south facing balconies protects from overheating in summer. The green roofs together with reservoirs integrated in courtyard helps to manage rainwater.
The project will be realised in collaboration with Sisco Oyj and Sisco Vuokra-asunnot Oy.
DESIGN-BUILD COMPETITION FOR KIELOTIE 15 BUILDING PLOT IN TIKKURILA, VANTAA
Competition entry, 2018
The competition entry ‘Brooklyn’ brings a fresh breeze of a clear and composed architecture ensemble to the complex cityscape of Tikkurila downtown. Architecture of the city-block is modest and well balanced yet delicate and even decorative in some details. Graduated massing of housing lamellas is situated along the edge of building site in respect of surrounding city structure, while creating a well-protected and cozy courtyard for the new residents. Southeast corner of the building site is occupied by playfully arranged tower buildings to allow a nearby park gradually continue into courtyard. The clever combination of two typologies bring out the best possible qualities of the building plot and provides additional unobstructed park views for many more happy dwellers of the ‘Brooklyn’ residence.
*in collaboration with PEAB Oy, Arkkitehtipalvelu and landscape architect Tuuli Salovuori
IDEA COMPETITION FOR HAKANIEMI SEASIDE DEVELOPMENT IN HELSINI
Competition entry 2018
The new district NYHAVN is a thoroughly designed ensemble that completes and unites Hakaniemi, Merihaka and Kruununhaka as well as both - North and South seasides. The new residential buildings of Hakaniemi fits in into existing city structure and scale. The Architecture is calm and harmonious, but with its own - strong identity. Both seasides have been redesigned completely, each acquiring new identity more suitable for assigned functions and use.
*in collaboration with landscape architect Tuuli Salovuori
IDEA COMPETITION FOR HERVANTA
NORTH AXIS CITY BLOCKS IN TAMPERE, FINLAND
Competition entry 2017
The competition for the development of Northern Hervanta area was organized by the city of Tampere and asked for high quality design that would improve both the townscape and the functioning of the particular Hervanta area.
*in collaboration with Visura Oy
REVEDELOPMENT OF TÖRNÄVÄ FORMER HOSPITAL AREA IN SEINÄJOKI, FINLAND
Honourable mention, 2016
The new lively and vigorous city part of Törnävä is designed as a composition of playfully arranged city-blocks with the respect to the old hospital building complex and uneven terrain. Existing buildings form the ‘backbone’ of the new residential area and continue to play an important role in the distinguished historical milieu, while creating unique and attractive environment. The scale of designed city-blocks varies according to the suitable spot in the terrain and provides a diverse living environment for future inhabitants.
The design for Jugla street 11, 13 building plot attempts to create a modest yet unique and high-grade built environment that would provide new residents with modern and prime quality dwelling space. The composition of three visually similar five-story apartment buildings, which are evenly distributed along the territory, fits naturally within the green environment and doesn’t compete with complex and disorganised surroundings. The buildings are situated in each corner of nearly triangular building plot forming an enclosed and intimate courtyard with a small amphitheater in the ‘heart’ of it. The steps conveniently orientated towards South West works as multifunctional platform that naturally attracts and encourages the residents for spontaneous interaction and different outdoor activities, while also connecting courtyard to the parking level. The volumes interact with each other in different angles creating both unique and rich shared public space as well as enclosed private backyard. Together buildings establish strong yet composed and pleasant milieu.
The buildings are designed as a modern interpretation of a typical Soviet-era high-rise apartment block with a strong emphasis on the quality for both living conditions and public domain. A careful planning, orientation and increased floor height to 3.4m are basis for securing the first target. The later one greatly relies on the quality of enclosing structures, and therefore special attention is paid to the building materials. A light site-cast concrete is chosen as a primary material for elevations due to its durability, ageing conditions and aesthetics. To compliment that, a contrasting, darker material is assigned. Dark bronze sheets are perfect for achieving visually unite composition of sculptural units on the upper – 5th floor.
The planning on the rail yard consists of a hybrid unity that contains a multi-purpose hall, a wellness services center, an office hotel (or a hotel tower), housing blocks, a shopping center, office spaces and an underground parking lot. The public spaces designed on the area form a natural ensemble with the train warehouse, water tower and sports fields, with a particular emphasis on pedestrians and cyclists.
The rail yard area can be turned into various concepts e.g. it possible to organize different kinds of outdoor happenings such as concerts, exhibitions or the activity can be a part of the multi-purpose hall events like sports or fair events. In the planning of the multi-purpose hall there was a particular consideration regarding the traffic arriving from the train station and the conjunction of the buildings to the old train warehouse. The way from the station to the hall is easy and accessible. The new buildings fit naturally with the old rail yard scenery. All in all, the design suggest building 48 500 kem2 of new space and 912 parking places.
SEASIDE BUILDING PLOT POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STUDY IN ESPOO
A study for potential scenarios of developing a building site in Finland was carried out in a strong cooperation with the land owner and potential developer. As a result two separate proposals of the land division and building typology were presented.
*in collaboration with Tuomas Raikamo
NEW HOUSING FOR LINNAINMAA CITY-BLOCK IN TAMPERE
Honourable mention, 2015
The competition, organised by the city of Tampere, asked for high-grade architectural and urban design as well as innovative and divers living solutions within the limits of proposed town plan draft. The proposed solution reorganises the distribution of car-park plots in a skilful manner to maximise the size and increase the comfort of common yard.
*in collaboration with Tuomas Raikamo and Visura Oy
NEW GRAMMAR SCHOOL OF JÄTKÄSAARI, HELSINKI
Competition entry, 2015
The weather in Helsinki can drive even the most eager kids inside to play with their smartphones instead of playing outside in the fresh air during break. In this competition entry the court yard is like a nest, providing great possibilities for versatile outdoor activities in a sheltered and safe environment. The architecture encourages engagement outdoors and also provides a flexible and stimulating indoor environment for learning.
*in collaboration with Harri Lindberg and Jarno Vesa
REVEDELOPMENT OF SIIKALUOTO INDUSTRY AREA
Competition 2nd prize, 2015
Competition area of roughly 25 hectares is located just on the opposite side of historical city centre of Pietarsaari, separated from it by the train line. Due to shrinking presence of industry around 10 hectares of land with buildings were open for new development and fresh ideas. A proposed development for former industrial territory creates a new and lively part of historical city centre with a strong architectural identity and characteristics of historical values. New city structure is urban and based on the regular grid principle, while ingeniously combining existing and proposed buildings with new recreational and public spaces forming a clear, harmonious and healthy environment for the new inhabitants of the city. Former industry area is well connected to city centre by passage under train line which opens into gradually rising public square providing easy and pleasant access as well as welcoming view of redbrick factory building - a charming reminder of areas history.
REDEVELOPMENT OF TOIJALA CENTER
Competition 2nd prize, 2015
Redevelopment for the city center of Toijala in the town of Akaa creates a new clear urban city structure and establishes more urban and attractive city center improving the comfort of its citizens and guests. Reorganized public space becomes an attractive choice for safe commuting, spending free time or organizing variety of activities. Newly formed public square in front of the City Hall is the central meeting point and the new "heart" of Toijala!
NEW HOUSING FOR KANGAS PIIPPURANTA AREA IN JYVSÄKYLÄ
Competition entry, 2014
The proposal consists of four city blocks and elderly housing with car park building that naturally continues strongly defined preconditions of zoning scheme while honouring the old factory pipe. The city blocks are open and welcomes in the nature they are surrounded by while keeping the intimacy and feeling of security by means of architectural elements. The tailor made design of city block are taken to the limits considering not only materials of buildings but also whole public space.
*in collaboration with Tuomas Raikamo
REDEVELOPMENT OF KOUVOLA CITY CENTRE BLOCK
Competition entry, 2015
The proposed development creates a more harmonious and well defined ensemble around the Pukimo city block. The Hansatori public square is intensified by setting clear borders of public space and new extension of old Market links it to the surrounding urban network. Approaching and passing through Pukimo city block is made simple and comfortable linking all the separate pieces together!
AURAJOKI RIVER PAVILION
Competition entry, 2010
The pavilion for Turku City of Culture 2011 year is designed as a light, transparent and sculpture volume. Elegant, playful lines generates intense and expressive shape which hides intimate and picturesque open-air stage in the heart of pavilion. The pavilion is designed as a continuous space for gathering and varies both in height and width when passing through it, creating sequence of attractive and spatially rich spaces. The space can be easily subdivided in different ways and accessed through central courtyard at need.
UGM ART GALLERY IN MARIBOR, SLOVENIA
Honourable mention, 2010
The plot of New UGM is located in a heart of city and has an important linkage with historic city and new promenade along Drava river. The plot is well exposed from other side of the river and affects the current city panorama. The terrain inclination towards river Drava has a key importance designing new museum in a historic setting. The New UGM building is contemporary and attractive cultural center for every inhabitant and guest of Maribor. The dynamic bouquet of linear volumes is a dense composition of Maribor historic city scale volumes while providing flexibility and diversity for exhibition spaces within building. Inclined roof structure allows maximum use of North orientated natural light.
*in collaboration with MADE arhitekti
PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE BRIDGE IN MARIBOR, SLOVENIA
Competition entry, 2010
The new bridge is designed as a recognizable urban feature complementing the network of open public spaces at the river. It provides a straight connection between both embankments as well as various public spaces - creative 'pockets' where people can stay and enjoy the views on water of take part in different social activities. The connections at the both ends of bridge widens towards embankments to provide more integrated and easy access. The new bridge opens towards West and is an important part within circulation loop of public waterfront.
*in collaboration with MADE arhitekti
RESIDENTAL BLOCK AND LANDMARK OF SALO
Student competition 1st prize, 2009
The competition called for brave and unforeseen architectural solutions for new residential block with affordable housing units and integrated business premises. Located in the city center of Salo it was to become a symbol and new landmark of city. We used the most efficient type of housing unite in Finland, but by arranging them into pattern of a chess board we created a new typology of city block which interacts with city and provides the inhabitants of city with urban space that varies from public to semi public and private. The building becomes part of city space while city space becomes part of building. The composition has its own - strong identity and the qualities of architectural landmark.
*in collaboration with Harri Lindberg
SENIOR CITIZENS´ RESIDENCE IN OULU
Competition 3rd prize, 2009
The building mass incorporates two separate functions - housing and intensive care, which are each located in it's own noose, but ingeniously connected forming a continuous loop for flexibility and sustainability. The building mass gradually rises towards East side of the building plot, leaving connection to Kangaspuisto park uninterrupted and adjusting to scale of surrounding buildings. The peculiar shape forms an intimate entrance garden and large roof terraces as well as provides the residents with better views and increases daylight illumination.
ONE-FAMILY HOUSE IN SALASPILS, LATVIA
The name of the house - "Biksu Maja" comes from the floor plan resemblance to the shape of trousers, spotted by the child of client's family. The modern interpretation of pitched roof one-family house is designed as a compact and freestanding volume that uses the proportion of the narrow and deep building plot to its advantage. Building aligns with the shape of plot, but splits up at the street side, creating an intimate and protected courtyard. The light rendered elevations faces street and are more closed while courtyard elevations have dark wood cladding and large openings to increase amount of natural light inside.