LPR Architects take third place in the Lahti Niemi lakefront architectural competition

Competition proposal Lahden Poukama placed third in the Lahti Niemi lakefront area development competition in 2022. Organised by Polttimo Oy, UPM-Kymmene Plc and the City of Lahti, the competition was held to come up with ideas for transforming a former industrial area into a unique and attractive residential area and green zone for the citizens of Lahti. The competition area is located on the Lake Vesijärvi lakefront, a few kilometres from the city centre and adjacent to excellent public transportation connections and the city’s walking and cycling network.

Held in March 2022, the competition received a total of 55 proposals. The jury described Lahden Poukama as follows: “LPR’s proposal makes use of lake views by opening quarters to the south-west, north-west and out to the lake, thus filling the quarters nicely with natural light. The proposal strikes a suitable balance between the industrial scale and compactness of the area and the more sparsely built areas surrounding it.

The large quarters and centralised parking facilities in the Lahden Poukama proposal allow for extensive, lush yard areas. In addition, sustainable development is evident in the building materials used, the area’s own energy production, and an environment that promotes circular economy and communality.

Read more on the Lahti Niemi area competition on the City of Lahti website (in Finnish)
Read more on the Lahden Poukama on the project website

Joint entry of LPR Architects and Helin & Co Architects in the Ferry Terminal Turku architectural competition

LPR Architects will be collaborating with Helin & Co Architects in the Ferry Terminal Turku architectural competition. Organised by the Port of Turku, five design teams were invited to participate. The invited teams were selected from nearly twenty candidates based on references. In addition to the LPR & Helin Co team, the following teams participated in the competition: PES-Architects (Finland), ALA Architects (Finland), JKMM Architects (Finland) and Zaha Hadid Architects (England).

The drafts for the first phase of the competition will be completed in February and the final proposals submitted later in the spring of 2022. The competition winner and designer of the passenger ferry terminal will be announced by the summer of 2022. The terminal is expected to be completed in early 2026.

https://www.portofturku.fi/en/2021/12/13/top-contenders-in-the-architect-competition/

LPR Architects’ new website published

Welcome to our new website! We have updated the entire content and appearance of our website in collaboration with the marketing agency Briiffi Oy. Our goal was to create a website which is easily browsable on all devices and which properly highlights the photos of our versatile design sites. We believe the final result was a success, thanks to Briiffi’s professionals as well as our own expert personnel.