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Satamalahti
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Satamalahti
Satamalahti
Satamalahti
Premise Any new large development on water front becomes a barrier between existing city and the waterfront. Challenge is to create a water front without disturbing this vital connection. Premise Any new large development on water front becomes a barrier between existing city and the waterfront. Challenge is to create a water front without disturbing this vital connection.

Take a typical situation Traditional city blocks 30 meters by 12 meters approximately 6 floors high with a sloping roof and public interface ground floor. Two rows of such blocks are flanked on two sides of a two way vehicular road. This is the starting point.

Vehicles becoming a knife in public spaces Any vehicular movement will cut the public place. First move is to push the vehicular traffic inside the two buildings.

Reestablish connect with the city Second move is to lift the blocks up by 3-6 meters and free the ground for people, parks, cycles, old and children. Move one building over the railway tracks and other over the lakeside deck.

Make roof scape interactive The blocks are now turned upside down. The vibrant attics, the giant roof trusses, the dormers windows and the chimneys now interplay with the public life below. The vehicles move to the top putting a control to the height of buildings.

The ground has been cleared. These columns carry warm air into the buildings, while minimum damage on ground. The road and parking on top relieves the lake front free of vehicles. City reconfirms its connection to the lake front.

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