From the beginning, the development of the Koli Cultura area has been deemed the epitome of sustainable development. The best design solution was sought through a provincial competition by invitation, the purpose of which was to appraise architectural solutions that would be compatible with Koli's national landscape while also being aesthetically appealing, borderless, and ecologically viable.


The winners of the architecture competition, the JKMM architects, as well as the architecture agency of Harris-Kjiskin, which received an honourable mention, will work together on a more specific architectural design. The cooperation of both agencies will create a sustainable and aesthetic end result. The professionals employed during the planning will include traffic, landscape, interior, and green designers. The end result will satisfy even the most demanding expectations of nature and culture travellers.


The guarantee of sustainability is also based on the fact that the centre will be successfully based on the criteria of the international LEED environmental certificate. The certificate supports the holistic sustainability of the design. Eco-friendly buildings will be built in the area; their energy consumption is 30% to 50% lower than conventional solutions.


The optimal bio energy source will be determined through the Setcom project. A local bio energy plant, which will not burden the atmosphere and which will create jobs for the town, is operational in Koli Cultura. The carbon monoxide emissions and the amount of waste are low. The sealed-off waste disposal does not require a landfill, and it does not contaminate the nearby and renovated Purnulampi, where you can fish perch.


The traffic planning of the area is focused on minimisation. The parking is designed to be underground. The parking solution allows for a carless inner yard, which will lead to increased satisfaction. The cars are also safe and protected from the weather in their parking lot. Half of the centre's parking space will be allotted to the park's day visitors. It will thus be possible to lighten the traffic load and provide services to their customers. With decent planning, the centre will be created as a noiseless and obstruction-free service environment.


More information & links:


JKMM Architects


LOCI Landscape architects