Marja-Riitta Norri Architects

Poltinaho Housing, Hämeenlinna

Hämeenlinna, Finland

City of Hämeenlinna organized site development contests for the lots zoned on the old garrison area at Poltinaho. The office participated with plans for three of the lots and won with two of them. Planning came to a stop after the planning permission was received.

The asymmetrical form of the ridge roof gives the buildings a distinctive identity.… the block with its auxiliary buildings makes up an attractive and safe community.

Extract from the assessment of the competition entry Kirjograniitti, 05/28/2007

An entry of supreme artistic quality.… At best this scheme will produce a pioneering architectural ensemble in the Danish way.

Extract from the assessment of the competition entry Hämeen aika, 05/28/2007

  • Under planning.
  • 12 detached houses
  • First prize in two respective site development competitions, 2007
  • Developer: H & P Infra Oy