Helsinki-TLL [C4,C3]

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Class-04: 2016-10-03 - 2016- Workshop-02 | Tallinn - Helsinki

SUNILA PROJECT KOTKA, FINLAND

Esa Laaksonen, Emil Urbel


BACKGROUND

Alvar Aalto, the Finnish architect, designed the Sunila Pulp mill area for a long period of time, starting in the 1940 and continuing the work for a little less than 20 years.
The area contains several large industrial buildings and living quartiers for the employees.
During this course we focus on two buildings, the Central Heating Plant and Fire Station (1936) and Workers Sauna and Post Office building (1937).
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TASK

Your task is to design imagine a new life and use for one of these two buildings (4 students the Sauna and 4 students the Fire Station).
• Program; make an analysis of history and the possibilities of the existing buildings, find out recently renovated similar cases and think about building extention possibilities. Both buildings have been in misuse for a long time and lost parts and details during their history.
• Design; use of materials, old and new, plans, sections, facades 1:100, 3D illustrations


TIMETABLE

WEEK 1

analysis
excursion to Helsinki model of the area
Visit to Aalto home and studio (evening discussion if feasible)
Monday 3.10. TASK GIVEN in Tallinn EL
Tuesday 4.10. EL in Tallinn, possible to meet
Saturday 8.10. TRIP TO SUNILA EL
  • 08.00 ??? leave Tallinn by boat
  • 10.30 Helsinki- Sunila by bus
  • 12.30 local architect Rurik Wasastjerna questions and answers
    - visit the site and the buildings
  • 16.00 Kotka Maritime Museum (Ilmari Lahdelma 2008)
  • 17.30 return to Helsinki starts, discussions in the bus
  • 19.30 in Helsinki
  • 21.00 leave Helsinki by boat

WEEK 2

sketch designs, possibilities

WEEK 3

mid crit 1
Wednesday 19.10. MID CRIT 1 EL
functional ideas, plans and sections of the design

WEEK 4

design
Wednesday 26.10. MID CRIT 2 EL

WEEK 5

finalising the project
Tuesday 1.11. EL
Wednesday 2.11. EL

WEEK 6

finalising the project, 
critique with visitors
final seminar with visitors (on the whole Tallinn part of the MA project)
Friday 11.11. CRITIQUE EL
Saturday 12.11. FINAL SEMINAR EL
[Programme: Esa Laaksonen, Emil Urbel
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MARKET SQUARE PROJECT HELSINKI [C3]

November /December 09.11.-18.12.2015 _ TTÜ TLL & Finland (6 weeks, 11 CP) [EAA0020] Architecture Project
with Esa Laaksonen, Director Alvar Aalto Academy, and Emil Urbel, Architect, Tallinn & TTÜ
Architectural design research work in the context of transformation processes of finish architectural culture: Conversion, extension, addition concepts – hybrid and contemporary new programming, designing, interpreting or/and detailing architectural projects within built heritage.  ArchitecTour Nordic countries.

BACKGROUND

The Market is the heart of Helsinki, one of the places probably most tourists visit and especially in the summer an active area with its lively atmosphere.
The former US ambassador in Finland Bruce Oreck has noted that the market stalls at Helsinki main Market Square do not respond to the beauty and general aesthetics of the area. He has suggested that there should be a competition on how these stall are to be designed in the future.
Our work was to ease the City of Helsinki and Mr Oreck from the pain.

TASK

The task was to design the new market stalls for the Helsinki Market and a waiting room + small restaurant in the area.
The materials and measures of the stalls were for the students to choose. They had to be light and easy to build and install. The structures will be moved to a storage overnight close by. The design had to as well give a suggestion how the materials can be easily moved by one person about 500 meters daily to and back from the storage. The design should be simple, modern and fit the existing cityscape.
The boats taking tourists to the archipelago need a waiting room for about 50 persons with a cafeteria (open all year). The students were free to choose the site in the design area, make the program and to design the building.

TIMETABLE

WEEK 1

task analysis
• stalls from other countries
• materials charts
• waiting room/cafeteria program ( areas)
• site analysis and
Excursion to Helsinki model of the area
Visit to Aalto home and studio (evening discussion if feasible)

WEEK 2

Sketch designs, material possibilities and stackability ideas site use,

WEEK 3

Mid crit 1
Plans and sections of the design and the waiting room/ cafeteria

WEEK 4

Mid crit 2
Model building 1:5 of the stall and detail drawings;

WEEK 5

Finalising the project

WEEK 6

finalising the project,
critique with visitors
final seminar with visitors (professor Pentti Kareoja from Finland was present)
Friday 18.12. CRITIQUE | Final Presentation
Saturday 19.12. FINAL SEMINAR

[Programme: Esa Laaksonen, Emil Urbel]