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Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland by Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Article source: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

Vellamo: Beacon of the Cityscape

Kotka’s Maritime Centre Vellamo fulfills a visual as well as a strategical function within the cityscape. The figure of the Maritime Centre guides travellers from the heart of the city out to the north-eastern end of the City Terminal and into a harbour of culture. The Maritime Centre is the hallmark of the city’s cultural profile. The role of an individual building in determining the direction of a city’s overall architectural development is nowadays recognised as a model for city planning. The Maritime Centre is a notable addition to landmarks associated with Kotka both nationally and internationally.

Exterior View (Images Courtesy Jussi Tiainen)

  • Architect: Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki
  • Name of Project: Maritime Centre Vellamo
  • Location: Tornatorintie 99, 48100 Kotka, Finland
  • Year of completion: 2008
  • Size: Floor area 14 601 m², Gross area 14 366 m² and Volume 118 039 m³
  • Client: City of Kotka
  • Credit of Images: Jussi Tiainen, Timo Vesterinen


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