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A Cultural environment of good living

Location: Saaristokaupunki, Kuopio
Commissioned by: Kuopio City Council
Compiled by:
A Cultural Environment for Good Living working group of city of Kuopio and Heikki Lamusuo

05 / 2005

As the objectives of the project plan subsidised by the Ministry of Education were set, among others, the development and expansion of the operations model of percentual art acquisitions and the inclusion of children's and young people's cultural education. The plan proposes means to root and activate residents to participate in the development of their area. The central factors of the plan are the comfort and safety of residential areas, the strengthening of their special characteristics and supporting sustainable development.

An objective of the SaaristoGalleria project is to improve the employment and operational preconditions of enterprises of the culture sector and of artists and to develop their professional skills. The project will help to involve artists and professionals of the culture sector in the co-operation network of development and construction of the city. The operations model formed for the project can also be utilised in other projects around Finland.

The Art Plan or a general plan for the culture and art of Saaristokaupunki was created in 2007.

Saaristogalleria (Archipelago Gallery) / Harald Karsteni, Viesti sinulle, Kuopio, 2010. Photo © Pa-La

We think that more important than flexibility for the creative collaboration is adaptability.
The ability to tell the same story even when the amount of pages in the book changes. With the knowledge collected having completed hundreds of small and large projects we can deduce that even though we are very proud of what we have accomplished the merit for our best work goes to our clients. They have shared our point of view that we only succeed because we share the same vision and dream. We design spaces, buildings and environments that are comfortable to live and work, pleasant to the eye and sustainable. We are creative design and architectural group, we want to create an inclusive world all around us - Piece by Piece.