Client: City of Tampere
Partners: Jas Bhalla Architects, Expedition, Steer
Status: Completed 2020
Competition entry for an area of 40 ha in the centre of Tampere, Finland. Our exciting approach proposed a new neighbourhood built around the principles of integration, sustainable urbanism, and quality of place. We used the concept of ‘reflection’, echoing the lakes edge; an image of Tampere reflected back on itself (the concept sketch alongside illustrates our vision for the site). We propose a new neighbourhood that follows the logic and structure of the existing city, while providing a greener, energetic and sustainable district. Our masterplan seeks a conversation with the city centre, creating a highly accessible neighbourhood that addresses the historic disconnection and provides high-quality public realm and community facilities for the city.