1st prize to UKI Arkkitehdit in the Käräjätörmä architectural competition in Tampere
UKI Arkkitehdit Oy’s entry Punos has been awarded joint 1st prize in the architectural invitation competition for the Käräjätörmä multi-generation community village in Tampere.
The competition was jointly arranged by the city of Tampere, ARA, Tampere housing foundation and Kotipirtti ry, and its purpose was to find a basic solution for the Käräjätörmä area town plan and to find designers for implementing the first phase of the project, service block.
Käräjätörmä will become a communal town district, where it is pleasant and safe to live, regardless of wealth, ethnic origin or diagnoses. Apart from residences, the area is designed for services and communal spaces which are also open to residents of the surrounding areas. New and innovative living solutions especially for the elderly and memory disease patients were essential in the competition. The overall floor area of the new construction will be ca. 45,000 m2.
In the entry of UKI Arkkitehdit, the buildings in the new communal Käräjätörmä village weave into sheltered and verdant blocks around the village street, which breathes old Finnish small-town atmosphere. The principal idea in the habitation is a hybrid solution; none of the blocks or houses are designated for a certain age group or cultural group. Communality is implemented with care as part of the solution in different scales. For those who need support, the entry provides care housing diversely based on communality and synergies between generations. Accessibility is implemented comprehensively as part of all activities in Käräjätörmä, so that all residents can live and lead an active life together, regardless of their mobility or functional ability.
The competition was arranged as an invitation competition in compliance with the competition rules of the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, and 23 working groups participated in it. The greatest emphasis in selecting the working groups was given to the preparatory assignment before the competition, and 4 working groups were selected for the actual competition. The competition results were announced in Tampere-talo on April 3rd. The jury decided to award two first prizes. They provided the best match with the goals presented in the competition program in their discrete parts.
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