We are excited to be a part of designing the next generation of hospitals in Hämeenlinna in the Kanta-Häme regional hospital district. Through a cross-disciplinary process, we will take part in designing a hospital that benefits from the beautiful surroundings of the Ahvenisto site and which is closely linked with the landscape. Research has proven various health benefits from being in a green environment, and research clearly shows that a view from a hospital room to a green area reduces recovery time. Through an innovative process of cross-disciplinary meetings and workshops, we will create a modern hospital, where nature and...

Laakson Hospital was originally built as a tuberculosis hospital outside of Helsinki, with a focus on daylight, fresh are and view to the surrounding nature. As Helsinki expanded so did the hospital area, and today the hospital is an incoherent mix of buildings from different periods. Today the areas are not very well utilized, and there is a growing need for expanding the hospital. The plot is surrounded by the city and space is limited. Our task will be to point out what should be preserved, and how we can add new building volumes in a gentle way that respects the...

We have designed masterplans of quite a few areas in Helsinki. The newest addition is at Lauttasaari, where we are creating a master plan of Heikkiläna Square. With the new metro stop, there is a possibility to densify Lauttasaari. Today the island is divided into two built areas – Lauttasaari and Vattuniemi. The new square will connect the two areas and form the heart of the neighborhood....

In small towns, the school is often the center of the local community. This is also the case in Slots Bjergby outside of Slagelse. We have been prequalified in the competition to further develop the school in order to gather locals in all ages. This new building and outdoor areas will be designed to fit the needs of everyone from the youngest toddler to the oldest member of the community....

We are very pleased to be named as a Børsen Gazelle Company once again. Børsen Gazelle is a label given to companies, which are growing rapidly. Last year was a first. We are excited to continue with 2018, and of course, we are now aiming to get a strike in 2019. ...

Elina Kataja has started as the Head of Helsinki Office, a role where she will be leading the Helsinki team and managing the growing number of Finnish projects. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience as a landscape architect and urban planner. Working both in the private and public sector, as well as national and international, Elina has gained experience within our field from many different perspectives....

MASU Planning is featured in an 8 page article in the Danish landscape magazine LANDSKAB! Ulrik Kuggas has interview the two partners Sune Oslev and Malin Blomqvist about working with landscape architecture in Denmark and Finland. Revolving around five of our newly completed or newly won projects the interview gets around a wide variety of themes...

We are super pleased to be a part of the winning team in the competition to design Helsingør Healthcare Center - especially because the determining factor was the quality of our design. Our team consists of Nordic - Office of Architecture, ELINDCO Construction Company, Orbicon Engineers and Kemp & Lauritzen Engineers....

We are excited to participate in the competition to create a new master plan for this wild growing and abandoned area in Turku. The place has a unique character and many hidden gems – like old exotic trees. In the transformation from horticulture to housing, our approach is to preserve the natural heritage of the areas and built upon the existing character. ...