Matias Murole and Juha-Matti Lappalainen. First Prize. Autumn 2017

Jury’s statement A bold and minimal design intervention that proposes a rectilinear wooden platform to extend from the courtyard entrance to a pedestrian pathway on Alvarinaukio; a bridge between building and nature. Starting off as a somewhat private platform by the door, the design gains a more public nature as it extends towards Alvarinaukio. The clear idea is powerful in its potentiality to produce a new connection that is not only about access but also staging presence and free form activity on the site. The jury recommends the authors to further explore these informal and social opportunities in the 2nd stage. The strength of the proposal lies in its clarity, and the radical simplicity of the gesture.


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