Opinmäki is a new campus for education, meetings, and activities in Espoo Municipality near Helsinki. The new campus provides space for day-care, comprehensive school and an English International school, capable of serving up to 1000 students and children.
The new activity landscape provides outdoor facilities for both the residents of Vægterparken and the local community with new challenges for all ages.
The masterplan for the fairy tale house and garden will create a large, public garden space that merges with the city around it, and forms an integrated part of the flow of the city. This concept activates street life and provides an atmosphere of magic.
Sct Olai Square was built as part of the new Kulturstrøg in Roskilde Municipality, and runs parallel to the pedestrian shopping street Algade. As a quiet passage to other areas of the town, the square provides a relaxing place to hang out in the sun and experience the trickling water stream, and also invites children to play.
Plan for a fresh and innovative concept for the centrally place Hakaniemi Square and surroundings in the former working-class neighbourhood in Helsinki. The former market square faces a transformation due to major infrastructural changes and urban densification.
The protected garden by the Magneten Sensory Garden is placed on the first floor level on a construction over the western part of the car park. Here, the garden is raised up above the road, and merges with Grøndalens green structure to the west, where the tops of the park trees form a backdrop for the lush garden, and become a coherent green feature.
Carlsberg Station Square will connect Carlsberg City with the new Carlsberg station and the surrounding neighbourhoods. It will function as the entrance to the new neighbourhood and as the main square, bringing together many different types of people and functions.
Grønnegade has been redesigned to become a square worthy of its place in front of the art museum and culture institution of Brandts in the centre of Odense. A new diverse city space for activity and recreation. It´s diversity is seemingly hidden in the simple spacial design, but is brought to life by the presence and movements of people.
Fanø Bad has a long and glamorous history - it used to be a well known vacation spot by the North Sea. The basis for the competition was that the place had lost the original connection to the landscape and to its historical bathing culture, and the aim was to revitalize Fanø Bad, to create a positive development of the city and to interpret the historical bathing culture. The project ties Fanø Bad together and amplifies the urban feel, it creates space for urban life and becomes the new gathering point.
Viby has a homogeneous composition of residents and there is a lack of diversity in housing. The proposal sets the stage for a community-shaping and diverse residential area.
The development of the future Solvangcenter neighbourhood is not just about reviving a rundown community centre, demolishing it and replacing it with new housing for students and families. It is about creating a better and more socially robust solution for an area comprising of both great challenges and plenty of qualities.
Mountain Man connects the most central main buildings of Otaniemi campus with the future metro station, and it forms an important part of Aalto university campus centre. The core idea for the outdoor spaces of the campus are to emphasize routes and pedestrian flows throughout the planning area. The area becomes a network of meeting point that highlights the new essential city spaces
Plan and strategy for rebuilding an existing culture house with the focus on visibility and strengthening of identity. Special attention is paid to the outdoor areas, with unprogrammed activities for children, youths and elderly people and on creating a local place with a strong identity. The project takes aspects of building preservation, forest preservation, and other special needs into accounting.
The historic Arabia factory area is where the roots of the famous Finnish ceramic products span from. The plan for the block is a mixed-use urban environment with spaces for apartments, offices, retail, services and education. The city block vision is that of a vibrant hub, where artists, entrepreneurs, associations and residents of Arabia can work and meet.
Urbanplanen is one of Copenhagen’s largest social residential areas and part of the vulnerable urban area in Amager. Urbanplanen has the potential to be desirable residential area in Copenhagen. The location is very attractive, close to two metro stations; Amager Fælled and Ørestad, big educational institutions. It is also only about 15 minutes by bike from Rådhuspladsen and Amager Strandpark.
The winning competition proposal in the old military training fields of Hennala is a phased area development plan for a new, green residential district for the growing city of Lahti in southern Finland.
The project consists of a design manual and planning strategy for roads, streets and public spaces in a new housing neighbourhood, east from the central Helsinki. The area is a part of an old, demolished oil harbour, that offers landscape defined by contrast and majestic views over the sea. A new tram connection and bridge to the central Helsinki form the neighbourhood’s spine.
The new public garden in relation to the new Hillerød Health Care Center is a combination of a sensory garden and an activity garden. Open to the public, but closely connected to the work of the health care centre. The garden will become a recreational space for outdoor training, stay and reflection.
Slagelse is a city with a sky-high ambition to create facilities for sports and the health of the city residents. The city offers a range of specialized arenas – classic halls. In the sports centre of the future, we will be mixing things. Anyone can – and must – participate, at all times of the day and year. There has to be room for both the semi-professional athlete, as well as the local knitting club. The vision is to turn the classic sports arena inside out.
In connection with the reconstruction of Lejre Museum, the Museum wanted to accenturate the entrance by redesigning the front area. The project consists of a new pavement, lighting and a relocation of Peter Brandes’ sculpture "Hov, Hjelm, Hest efter skjold".
Helsinki’s extensive port areas are changing as they are transitioning into modern urban districts. With the new district on Koirasaari, one of the most visible islets is developed right in the heart of Helsinki. Themes of urban views on one side and colourful archipelago on the other have been underlined and refined in the port development plan.
The fountain at Malthe Bruuns vej, is a small project at Frederiksberg, where we assisted Frederiksberg municipality on design and construction of the fountain. The aim of the project was to neutralize the traffic noise and improve the environment in the small urban space. The fountain becomes a sound-barrier, and our focus was to create a dynamic design where the form and height of the water are changing.
In a development plan for a former industrial island located right in the center of Odense, Byens Ø will be a generator for Odense and the transformation of the harbour areas. A cultural center filled with activities. The development plan consists of an urban life concept, a plan for the future building structure, and a strategy for how to realize the plan.
The student city of Moholt was built in the characteristic style of the 1960ies. With present eyes it seems as an uninspiring landscape devoid of natural meeting places and lost in the time it was built.
Located in the eastern part of the new Jätkäsaari neighbourhood, Tyynenmerenkatu street plan’s takes its atmospheric idea from a transition from the marine waterfront, reminding of the skerries and the bare outer archipelago, towards a more sheltered greener and urban city space.
Kalasatama is a new neighbourhood rooted in the marine environment, with a history of fishing and industrial harbour. Public spaces in Kalasatama are partially covered by bridges, which gives the area a unique character and possibilities for exiting and site-specific design solutions.
The aim of the project is to create an axial relation between town and settlement. The location of Icefjord Centre is placed in the valley adjacent to the Sermermiut Lake.
A new hospice in the middle of the city where space and materials creates a homely and tranquil atmosphere ensuring the residents the best possible quality of life during their final days.
In connection with the renovation and extension of the protected school on Duevej in the heart of Frederiksberg, a new and unifying schoolyard is planned. The school yard is furthermore a pilot project for the municipality and water supply company, as it is co-financed as a joint project on climate change adaptation.
The vision of the North Atlantic House in Odense is to create a cultural center at Odense Harbour. A building that can reflect the north atlantic countries identity and community. As the first building at Byens Ø, it will be a generator for the city development.
Jätkäsaari Sports Park is a fresh take on a sports and exercise park alongside a culture centre in a new harbour neighbourhood in Helsinki. The project suggests three versions of an open space, which strengthens the local identity and has a specific focus on children, exercise and creativity. The goal of the design is an inventive space, where cultural and recreational activities are worked into Jätkäsaari’s development from the start, following and supporting the area until fully developed.
In the Flintholm district a new swimming pool is being built as a PPP project (uddybe begrebet). The pool is placed in an already densely populated neighbourhood. The quality and functions of the surroundings of the pool are crucial, since they will function as a local park for the residents of Flintholm.
Over an extended period Solbjerg Park cemetery will be transformed from a cemetery to a park. Our vision is to create a park based on the existing qualities and history of the place, where a few strong interventions support an experience of peace and reflection.
A master plan for public transport passageway in the historically significant landscape in the origins of Helsinki. The new route will be located between two culturally valuable sites, Vallila allotment area and Kumpula manor. The plan strives to minimize the local and environmental impacts caused by the public transport, and to strengthen the role of light traffic, emphasizing the fluent co-existence of these two scales in their meeting points.
In collaboration with Kekkilä, a finnish garden supplier and plant nursery, MASU has developed two models of standard gardens that can be built using catalogue products. The project is formed on the basis of a modular and flexible design that can be adapted to match varying property size and topography.
The project is a long term development plan for Køge harbour, consisting of a proposal for the future built structures and a development plan for the key areas of the new district. The aim was a dynamic planning process, that includes all interests and can activate the areas from the very beginning, focusing on urban life, culture and identity.
With this project Svendborg gets a new close connection between the city and the harbor, and an opportunity to bring several of the city’s most important urban spaces into the future. The project links up great cultural assets to the unique landscape which Svendborg offers.
The project is a development strategy for the Hans Tavsen neighbourhood, as a part of the groundwork for a future urban renewal of Nørrebro. We have produced a development strategy for a local housing organisation. By allocating space for different functions the overall quality and diversity of the city space has improved significantly.
The competition of designing Aalto University’s Otaniemi central campus and its main buildings. A new main square is created between the metro station, the new ARTS Building, and the former main building and library, uniting them.
Proposal for a new Central library in the heart of Helsinki city, surrounded by several iconic buildings and located in an important node for public transportation and a new underground tunnel for traffic. The library building opens up to a new outdoor space for recreational use and pedestrian transportation, merging the densely built city centre with the large green areas of Töölönlahti Bay park.
Køge Culture House is a proposal for a flexiable building, designed to make room for different functions. It is a building that can accommodate both the specialised cultural life of Køge, the common citizen and create space for cross-cultural communities.
The Remis building with it's industrial heritage and central location in Esbjerg is the perfect frame for developing a space for street sports. Through a combination of preservation, transformation and new buildings the Remis property is developed into a mekka for street sports.
The Norwegian town Rjukan is in transformation from industry to tourism community, and with the design proposal the central but outdated square of Rjukan is brought forward to present day.
A courtyard garden for senior- and sheltered housing, where the key issues are accessibility, reuse of materials and fixtures creating varied green spaces for a wide range of residents. The implemented plan contains a series of spaces and levels creating a refreshing and pleasant site for meeting and staying outdoors.
A comprehensive refurbishment plan for the central pedestrian street in Kouvola, Finland. The commission guidelines were to rethink the shabby pedestrian way into a more fresh, active and durable streetscape.
The main idea of the project was to create a harbour bath framing the view of the sea, and creating a safe and shielded area perfect for stay, bathing and play. Many different activities will gather people throughout the day and during all seasons.
Koskela’s old Hospital and its surroundings are transformed into a residential area. MASU has made a development plan for the new neighbourhood, respecting the historical values.
Kruunuvuori overall plan encompasses the whole urban design and landscape architecture of a new marine housing district replacing the old oil harbour in Laajasalo, Helsinki.
Salt Crystal consists of new block for hotel and congress center and residential buildings which will address the city’s most attractive site along Hamntorget and Helsingör quay. The buildings standing next to water will also create the port city’s new landmark. Square and the surrounding landscape merges new buildings and streetscape together with Helsingborg’s historic district and generates an active public space in the harbor. The new harbor square is characterized by openness and accessibility for all, a space for activities, stay and events - a place which mediates contact with the water and the surrounding city.
Central Pasila Street Design Manual is an overall urban plan for the traffic hub pending development in the northern Helsinki. The work emphasizes a high quality traffic and pedestrian environment, as well as clarity, attractiveness and comfort in the public areas of a new central business and service district on an old railway freight area.