Netherlands-based operating design firm KCAP Architects&Planners has been selected as a joint winner of the competition for the design concept of Eteläpuisto Park in Tampere, Finland.
The competition was part of the Tampere city centre development programme. KCAP was selected from the final six entries, which were shortlisted from 42 participants from all across Europe.
The development area is located on the south-western edge of the Tampere city centre, by the southern end of Hämeenpuisto and on the shore of Tammerkoski Rapids and Lake Pyhäjärvi; it has developed blocks, traffic areas, parks, and sports facilities that are in poor condition.
KCAP's concept titled 'Sunny Side of the City' imagines uniting the city with the lake and plans to integrate urban residential areas with parks that offer a lake shore for every home.
The design also makes recreational use of the shores and provides a natural connection to Hämeenpuisto Esplanade.
To create the winning design, KCAP worked with Arkkitehtistudio M&Y Moisala & Ylä-Anttila in Tampere; Schweingruber Zulauf Landscape Architects and Schweingruber Zulauf Landschaftsarchitekten in Zurich; Ramboll Finland Oy, Tampere for traffic planning; Keoto AG, Zurich for sustainable development and energy concept; and rendertaxi AC, Aachen, Germany for visualisation.
The other joint winner architectural firm was Tovatt Architects & Planners with its design concept titled 'Seelake'.
Image: The winning design by KCAP Architects&Planners for Eteläpuisto Park in Tampere, Finland. Photo: courtesy of KCAP Architects&Planners.