Client: Municipality of Sipoo
Sipoo multipurpose sports hall and 1,800-person air-raid shelter.
Main design, architectural, rock structure and structural planning, 35 000 m3 5 700 m2, 1999 – 2004
It was important to keep the sports hall, and the whole facility, as spacious as possible, so that the space would not be experienced as unpleasant and hard to perceive. The openness of the space was also significant in regard to the spectator stands in the upper floor and the view from it. Also, a good visibility within a building increases fire safety and makes people behave more calmly in unexpected situations.