The City of Turku is planning to launch a new residential development in the Skanssi city district. Architecture student Kaisa Härkönen was commissioned to complete a master’s thesis, whereby she developed an alternative plan for the area. Special emphasis was placed on outdoor spaces as an integral part of the varied modes of urban living. The goal was to create visions and imagery of what the district might look like in the future. Skanssi will be a unique community that incorporates sustainable design principles. In her thesis, Härkönen paints a picture of an environment that facilitates a socially active lifestyle and meets the needs of residents. The thesis was written under the supervision of Professor Harry Edelman.
“The School of Architecture and the Department of Civil Engineering have a long-standing tradition of MSc projects with a practical angle,” Edelman says.
“We’re continuously seeking new collaboration partners for MSc and research projects. Our professors are happy to help potential partners with any enquiries.”
Further information: Harry Edelman.