University of Oulu

Alvar Aalto’s architecture in Oulu, Laanila : apartment buildings planning of repairs and upcoming infill

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Author: Leshkova, Yulia1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Oulu School of Architecture, Architecture
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 180.3 MB)
Pages: 106
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : Y. Leshkova, 2015
Publish Date: 2015-11-30
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Ylimaula, Anna-Maija
Özer-Kemppainen, Özlem
Reviewer: Mahlamäki, Rainer
Ylimaula, Anna-Maija
Kjisik, Hennu
Nykänen, Kari
Soikkeli, Anu-Sisko
Özer-Kemppainen, Özlem
Sanaksenaho, Matti
Pihlajaniemi, Janne
This study looks at the Laanila district of the city of Oulu and, in particular, apartment houses, designed by Alvar Aalto, their history and current situation from a number of points of view. Topical research includes the survey of industrial heritage of Alvar Aalto in Finland with focus point on workers’ housing. This kind of work has not previously been done for Laanila housing, therefore, this is the first attempt to summarize and structure the knowledge about this area, which has been, somehow, the latest of Alvar Aalto works in the field of housing for industrial areas in Finland. My work is committed to learning the values of this district’s constructed and natural environment. The general idea is to identify and assess cultural significance using international restoration declarations as guidelines. In practice, my target is to investigate past and present condition of original Laanila buildings and their urban environment, social and technical aspects, and offer several renovation and infill solutions based on this analysis with all respect to the values this over 60 years old residential group possesses. They are meant to make a positive change for people who interact with these houses and their infrastructure. Nother purpose is investment into the common knowledge of Alvar Aalto’s work, which is not yet completely described and estimated. 368 800m² — area of investigation 90 000m² — area of close-up study 19 370m² — territory belonging to houses under research 1 708m² — footprint area of all three buildings The sources of materials used come from the City of Oulu Archives, SATO Oy, Realia Oy, as well as Alvar Aalto Foundation, Oulu University School of Architecture archives and library, in addition to a number of literary and Internet references. Master Thesis consists of two parts: the exposure materials (8 boards A1) and a booklet.
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