Lahti open urban design competition awarded with purchase prize

The competition brief was to redesign an industrial area of Lahti into a new residential area. In our proposal, we aim to create a new kind of communality and emphasize lake views with a diagonal block structure. The look of the residential area is created by staggered new buildings with glass lanterns on the roofs.

At ground level, a reminder of the industrial tradition has been preserved through the re-use of deconstructed materials and building components. The treatment of the shoreline and the wedge-like openings of the green areas to the lake were praised as one of the best in the competition.