WINNER – LATERAL COALESCENCE
Lotta Kindberg (FI), architect
Nea Tuominen (FI), architect
Rachel Murray (NZ), architect
The proposal is one of the best entries in striking an equilibrium between the type of boulevard, the natural assets, the nucleus of the new local centre and the link to the sea. The most important public space is placed exactly in the right location, like an acupuncture needle. The subtle twist in the boulevard offers a magnificent view of the sea at the point where the tramline turns towards the western part of the island. The pine-covered hill left in its natural state opens delicately towards the central plaza between the narrow lines of buildings.
WINNER – KALJAMA
Argimiro Macías (ES), architect
Paula Manzano (ES), architect
Curro Holguín (ES), architect
Antonio Torres (ES), architect
Kaljama is not a finished proposal but rather a concept. It provides an intelligent, elegant and flexible solution for the future development of the area while preserving its architectural and natural values. The basic principle is simple: The large open-air parking lots, which form a vast negative space around the university, will be replaced by buildings.
WINNER – TWO CITIES ONE HEART
Vilma Autio (FI), architect
Maija Parviainen (FI), architect
Hanna Kuivalainen (FI), architect
The entry was divided into three elements: “the Loop”, which emphasised the internal connections within the site, “the Productive Boulevard”, which creates cohesion within the urban structure, and “the Park” between the two cities. The new blocks included in the entry in Haparanda and Tornio are correctly scaled in relation to the respective structures of both cities. The entry was particularly successful in transforming highway E4 into a street, which is an effective way of controlling traffic and inviting motorists to stop off.