Suomenlinna dormitories

Complete refurbishment and extensions of three labour colony dormitory buildings on the sea fortress of Suomenlinna.
Almost all structures and surfaces were rebuilt to fit in the precious fortress environment.
Each dorm room houses two inmates working in the labour colony.
Ascetic ambiance is created by the choice of colours and materials, e.g. the plywood ceiling and plain lighting fixtures.

Suomenlinna dormitories

    Description:

    Complete refurbishment and extensions of dormitory buildings of the labour colony on the sea fortress of Suomenlinna, included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The three buildings housing 20 two-person dorm rooms for 40 inmates working in the labour colony are extended with common kitchens and bathrooms. Almost all structures and surfaces have been rebuilt to better fit in the precious environment of the fortress.

    Status:

    Commission
    First two buildings completed, 2013-2014

    Location:

    Suomenlinna, Helsinki, Finland

    Program:

    Refurbishment and extension of 3 dormitory buildings / 228+260+228 m2

    Client:

    The Governing Body of Suomenlinna

    Photographer:

    Tuomas Uusheimo

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