RESIDENTIAL BLOCK AND LANDMARK OF TOIJALA
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