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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Health clinic in Siikajoki, Finland by alt Architects

 
June 3rd, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: alt Architects

New Health clinic is a sympathetic, small-scale public building. Location is adjacent to Mäkelänrinne senior assisted living and care center. Building is mostly surrounded by small batches of pine forest.

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

  • Architects: alt Architects
  • Project: Health clinic
  • Location: Kansantie 4, Ruukki, Siikajoki Finland  
  • Photography: Ville-Pekka Ikola
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Principal designer: Architectural office Karsikas Ltd / Martti Karsikas
  • Architectural designer: alt Architects Ltd / Ville-Pekka Ikola, Antti Karsikas, Kalle Vahtera
  • Architectural design is a collaboration between alt Architects and Architectural office Karsikas Ltd. Martti Karsikas was the principal designer and coordinator of the project and alt Architects was the office responsible for building’s architectural design.
  • Client: Municipality of Siikajoki / Chief of property management Juho Kauppila
  • Structural design: ARKINS Suunnittelu Oy / Kalle Hautajärvi

    Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

    Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

  • HVAC – Design: LVI Suunnittelu Ervasti Oy / Ville Ervasti
  • Electrical design: Sähköinsinööritoimisto Ratex Oy / Olga Siermala
  • Floor area: 910 br-m²
  • Completion: 2014
Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Functional scheme is based around a simple idea of puffing out the center of a rational L-form, which makes it possible to group dental care, health care, and child health care as distinct – but connected – units around the central lobby at the core of the building. Opening the shape of the corridors towards the central core lessens negative institutional connotations and eases the orientation by opening up views from the lobby towards the appointment-rooms. At the same time circulation-space will be more generous where most people will visit and beds and exam-tables are being moved.

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

From the main entrance side the building appears invigorating and attractive. Ample eaves protect the cladding from weather and connect the embracing, free-form wall to the older buildings with it’s stern, but polite profile. Other facades are stylishly nonchalant and functional with ribbon windows providing therapeutic forest-scapes to the interior, alongside natural light.

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Building’s structure is mainly wooden, and it is clad in greying wood siding and anodized aluminium. Ferrous sulfate was applied to the exterior cladding to speed up the greying process and to provide a natural resistance against molds. In the interiors, birch-veneer and white lattice-themed walls create an emphatic and bright spatial experience, with posture from aluminium details that are familiar from the exterior detailing. Unrefined and warm palette of materials is natural to it’s environment, selected with confidence that the exterior presence creates an identifiable image of a communal building.

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © Ville-Pekka Ikola

Image Courtesy © alt Architects

Image Courtesy © alt Architects

Image Courtesy © alt Architects

Image Courtesy © alt Architects

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