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.