Article source: OOPEAA
The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it will be used jointly by the Espoo Parish Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation.
OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012. The goal was to create a building that has a strong identity of its own while also entering in dialogue with the multicultural context of its suburban neighborhood.
- Architects: OOPEAA
- Project: Suvela Chapel
- Location: Espoo, Finland
- Photography: Marc Goodwin, archmospheres
- Software used: ArchiCAD
- Client: Parish of Espoo
- Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
- Project architect (construction phase): Iida Hedberg
- Team: Juha Pakkala, Teemu Hirvilammi, Jussi-Pekka Vesala, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Anis Souissi, Miguel Silva
- Commission: Tender
- Size: 2.150 brm²
- Year: 2010 – 2016