REDEVELOPMENT 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.