Koskela Senior Centre

Koskela, Finland
Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala
Koskela, Finland
Kirsti Sivén, Asko Takala, Eero Holopainen, Albert Rabaza, Anna Juhola, Milja Nykänen

The senior centre is located in the Koskela hospital area which has a masterplan for densification.

The division of the senior centre is based on the principle of a quartet consisting of four group homes with 28 inhabitants. These quartets are placed across two separate buildings, which are only connected through the ground floor and the basement.

Timber construction was required by the town plan and imposed restrictions on the number of occupants in one building because of fire regulations.

The ground floor is constructed of stone and provides a visual base for the two wooden quartet towers, which can be interpreted as separate buildings.

Related Projects

  • „els“ – Elsbethenareal-Schrannenplatz
    F64 Architekten
  • Eclectic Apartment
  • Haus R
  • SchloR – Schöner Leben ohne Rendite
    GABU Heindl Architecture
  • Fünf Freund*innen | Geförderter Wohnbau
    GABU Heindl Architecture


Other Projects by Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala

Virtarannankatu Housing
Helsinki, Finland
Kyösti Kallion tie Housing
Helsinki, Finland
Metropolia Campus Extension
Vantaa, Finland
Villa Tervas
Kajaani, Finland
Kampin Helmi Senior Housing
Helsinki, Finland