Suvela urban renewal

The 70’s suburb is Suvela has a poor image and native Finns are increasingly moving out from the area. We connected the study area to nearby Espoon keskus center with a new pedestrian bridge encouraging light traffic instead of private car. Parking that used to dominate city scape is hidden under green courtyard decks. Space structure is more defined and owner-occupied flats are added to balance the social structure as well. Special attention was paid to encourage the sense of community on the area.

Suvela, Espoo
Design and construction
2012 (preliminary plan)
Gross floor area
Study area 3ha, gross floor area 45 000 m²
City of Espoo