Competition 1st prize 2000


Joensuu, Finland


Complited 2002


3600 sqm2 and 8400 sqm2


Senaatti Kiinteistöt


Aurora 1 & 2 Joensuu University

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