Oulu Travel Centre by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Arkkitehdit m3 Oy

Oulu Travel Centre

Oulu Travel Centre
Site Plan

The design area is located by the railway, at the junction of City of Oulu’s urban fabric, where the low and small-scale district of Puu-Raksila meets with the more high-rising city centre. The design joins together these two different scales and construction methods, which, at the same time, creates an areal entity with
a distinctive and attractive identity.

Oulu Travel Centre
Image © Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Arkkitehdit m3 Oy

The heart of the area is the Travel Services Centre and its two public open urban spaces. The curvilinear shapes of the Travel Services Centre and the multi-arena belonging to it radiate the impact of their urban image far beyond both sides of the railway. The Travel Services Centre also forms a natural hub of public transport, where it is made easy to change from one transport mode to another.

Oulu Travel Centre
Image © Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Arkkitehdit m3 Oy

The residential blocks combine the scale of nearby apartment blocks and the architecture of small-scale residential buildings. The residential blocks are formed of varying-scaled buildings with up to eight floors, which bound intimate, wind-protected residential block courtyards. Source by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki.

Oulu Travel Centre
Image © Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Arkkitehdit m3 Oy
  • Location: Oulu, Finland
  • Architects: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki + Arkkitehdit m3 Oy
  • Project Team: Ilmari Lahdelma, Rainer Mahlamäki, Janne Pihlajaniemi, Kari Nykänen, Jukka Savolainen, Petri Saarelainen, Teemu Seppälä, Laura Iivarinen, Heidi Siitonen, Taavi Henttonen, Joona Hulmi, Julius Seniunas, Cristian Stoian, Hanna Kosunen, Ville Rautiainen
  • Landscape architecture: Maisema-arkkitehtitoimisto Näkymä Oy
  • Traffic Planner: Plaana Oy
  • Cost Consultant and Real Estate: Rakennusinsinööritoimisto Rimako Oy
  • Rendering: Brick Visual
  • Residential blocks: 65 000 m2
  • Office buildings: 10 000 m2
  • Travel Services Centre: 32 800 m2
  • Status: invitational competition 2016
  • Year: 2016
  • Images: Courtesy of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

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