Project name
Location
Competition
Design
Study area
Client


Sipoo river valley
Nikkilä, Sipoo
Invited competition
2011
37ha (gross floor area 55 000m2)
Municipality of Sipoo

Our entry took the unique cultural environment of Sipoo river valley as starting point. The open character of the landscape was preserved as new housing near Nikkilä town centre was designed dense enough - still keeping the small scale building volumes low. Rectangular building blocks resemble old wooden towns and create sheltered courtyards for the 1200 new residents. The competition was done together with Arkkitehtuuri- ja maisemasuunnittelu Nyman & Ristimäki.