Type

Competition 1st prize 2000

Location

Joensuu, Finland

Status

Completed 2002

Scale

3600 sqm2 and 8400 sqm2

Client

Senaatti Kiinteistöt

Interior design

Joensuu University Extension Aurora 2

At the Aurora 1 & 2 buildings, several mutually independent university functions have been put together under the same roof, including service, educational and recreational facilities.

The building is adjacent to the sculptural main university building, completing the enclosure around the university square.

When approaching the campus from the town, the building forms a part of the new university’s frontage. An important point in the site plan is to coordinate the complex both with the campus and a grid-style city centre.

The buildings are organised into distinct functional units around the main hall and the lush inner courtyards.