University of Oulu

The Alvar Aalto Silo project and the re-urbing of Meri-Toppila, Oulu : ecosystem design in the calibration of an urban area through flagship architecture

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Author: Tignanelli, Valentino1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Oulu School of Architecture
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 85.2 MB)
Pages: 50
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : V. Tignanelli, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-06-14
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Herneoja, Aulikki
Reviewer: Hentilä, Helka-Liisa


The aim of this Diploma Thesis is to present a model implementation of “Urban Calibration”, meaning : a series of design, policy and strategic decision-making actions located in a depressed city sector applied in order to configure its development into an acceptable range of progress and innovation.

In order to materialise a prospective implementation model of Urban calibration, the following study will present a real life work in progress case, The Aalto Silo project in the Meri-Toppila neighbourhood, Oulu,Finland; as a vehicle to explore following topics: Adaptive Management, Ecosystem Design and Urban Narrative.

Moreover, a tentative definition of the term “Re-Urbing”, as the projectual process of reactivating a deprived city area will be addressed.

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