/ 2098 Hattutemppu / Tapionkentän huolto-, kahvio- ja pukuhuonerakennus

Project: Sports and Cultural Centre
Client: The City of Espoo/invited competition
Location: Espoo / Tapiola
Size: 600brm²
Site: Edge of park and football field
Building material: Graphic Concrete
Result: Limited architectural competition / 1 st price
Design team: Katariina Rautiala and Pentti Raisk

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The city of Espoo (2nd largest city of Finland) organized a limited architectural competition of a Café-dressing rooms and maintenance facilities building on Tapionkenttä sports field. The site is located on a demanding urban connection point between different areas.

The building is located in the protected central area of Tapiola Garden city. The site is bordered by a church and park, Tapiola school and sport activities as well as the cultural centre of Tapiola.

The aim of the architectural volume was sculptural minimalism, with a touch of playfulness.