Residential building Marskinpuisto / LUO Architects

Residential building Marskinpuisto / LUO Architects

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© Marko Kallio
© Marko Kallio

Text description provided by the architects. The Marskinpuisto residential building is the cool landmark in the center of Oulu city. Taller than its neighbours, the building serves as the prominent southern end of the main Rotuaari pedestrian street.

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© Marko Kallio
Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
© Ville-Pekka Ikola
© Ville-Pekka Ikola

The 12-storey building consists of a curved block resting on a plinth, of a similar scale to the adjacent buildings. A common courtyard on the sixth floor, above the pedestal, also serves as a cooling place for a common sauna. The building is located near the newly renovated Mannerheiminpuisto park, adding an urban living room dimension.

© Ville-Pekka Ikola
© Ville-Pekka Ikola

Glazed balconies play an important role in northern urban living. The glazing protects against the weather and creates a warmer outdoor area, thus extending the short outdoor season. However, glazed balconies tend to overheat during the summer. A lively, vertical facade cladding both provides shade and gives the building its sculptural curved form.

© Marko Kallio
© Marko Kallio
Facade
Facade

The clean lines of the floor plans provide the apartments with plenty of natural light. Views are offered of the adjacent park and from the upper floors of the Oulujoki River Delta and the Baltic Sea.

© Marko Kallio
© Marko Kallio

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