Kuopionlahti Architecture Competition and Town Plan

The City of Kuopio arranged an architectural competition on the design of the Kuopionlahti area with the aim of defining the urban and functional character of the shoreside. The design brief was inextricably linked to the new buildings emerging in the area: “Lumit” the Kuopio Senior High School of Arts and a new hotel and conference centre.

City of Kuopio
Kuopionlahden arkkitehtuurikilpailu sekä asemakaavan viitesuunnittelu, ulkoperspektiivi Lumit.

“The beating heart of Kuopio”

The winning proposal called for the series of cultural buildings in the area to be supplemented to form a clear axis of public buildings and for a bold approach to be taken to harmonise the southern boundary of the grid plan. The architecture of the buildings consists of masses distributed in two parts according to the line of eaves of the existing cultural buildings. The parts below this horizontal line, defined by their beautiful canopy themes, are the most public parts of the buildings: cafés, commercial units, galleries and multifunctional spaces. The parts above the line are larger-scale sections that will be developed to suit each individual building project.


Petri Pettersson
Simo Rasmussen
Joona Koskelo
Pekka Lukkaroinen
Sanni Leinonen
Antti Kinnunen
Henry Kouva
Eveliina Koho
Heljä Koskimäki
Juuso Pajukko
Okko Saurama
Anna-Riikka Tiainen
Kati Kaukonen


VSU Maisema-arkkitehdit Oy
Plaana Oy
Granlund Kuopio
WSP Group

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Would you like to create a space that stands out? Are you seeking an environment that fascinates and delights?

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Meiju Granholm

Account and HR Director, M.Sc. (Econ.)

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