Team n° 41

Chain of Change

Project description

Our proposal respects history, reflects it to this day and welcomes new technology for a more sustainable and energy efficient future. The architecture of the new student housing complex honors the old factory building: The variating heights of the buildings decrease towards the factory leaving it noticeable and respected. The roof shapes of the towers take inspiration of the evolving section shapes of the factory building and symbolizing change. The chain of towers connected with garden bridges

University Of Oulu


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Architectural plans


Students team members

Marty Stewart
Kalle Oiva


Petri Aarnio

Petri Aarnio M.Sc. (Architecture) 1994, University of Oulu, Finland. Worked in architecture offices 1983-2002. Since 2002 full time university teacher in the University of Oulu in the Laboratory of Building Design, Architectural construction focusing on wooden buildings, housing, energy efficiency and sustainability. A member of executive team of Oulu School of Architecture, several positions in the national lobbying organizations like in the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA and the Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland.