Pioneeripuisto, Kouvola, Housing Fair 2019

Housing Fair 2019, invited competition, 1 prize 2015

Pioneeripuisto, Koria, Kouvola, general plan for the town plan 2016
The Housing Fair area of Pioneeripuisto is located within the historic garrison area beside the River Kymijoki. The Russians originally established the garrison to protect the bridge that crossed the river on the rail track between Helsinki and St Petersburg. The building of the garrison area commenced in 1911. What has been preserved to this day of the original garrison are the red brick buildings which are characteristic of the area, and also some nice 1930´s functionalistic military service buildings.

Our leading idea was to give space to the history and locate the new structure “easily” in between and on the old training field – not to forget opening views to the woods and river surrounding the area.

Kirsti Sivén, Asko Takala, project architect: Tatu Pärssinen
Team: Milja Nykänen

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