crafting the traditional | shaping the future

ESPOO

 

CATEGORIES

Commercial

YEAR

2015

STATUS

Proposal

LOCATION

Finland

SIZE

50,000 m2

TEAM

Camiel Weijenberg, Epp Jaager, Yong Siang Ong, Shireen Yeo Shi Yun, Kendall Koh Chong En, Aaron Yeo Zheng Wei

 

Espoo is designed as a campus where minds come together, overlapping different entities in shared spaces for research and the passing of knowledge. It is a series of highly adaptable network -L-shaped structures, forming the building blocks of the Espoo site. The -L- can be seen as -half a typical urban block- diagonally cut and repositioned. These building blocks are stacked and set out as such so that they can be extended up and in length. Overlapping the -L- creates pockets and opportunities for events. Sharing and adapting these pockets creates a larger project adapting to the culture of research and way of working and living. The overlapping -L- recreates a campus-style living established by Finnish architect Alvar Aalto in the sixties. These are a given a new interpretation that look inwards and outwards.

camiel weijenberg