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Artwork competition, Satasairaala

Artwork proposition: “SataMandalaa”
Customer: Satasairaala artwork competition, Pori
Address: Sairaalantie 3, 28500 Pori
Artists: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La-team: Saaga Lamusuo, Ayrton dos Santos, Aaro Mäkinen, Ville Hintsala
Material of artwork: Stainless steel


Partanen & Lamusuo received an invitation and participated in the competition of Pori Satasairaala with their proposal SataMandalaa. The work of art was designed to enliven the walls of the hospital with round and symmetrical patterns. The SataMandalaa proposal was narrowly second this time and the credit for the victory went to another artist.

Illustrative picture of the Satasairaala. © Picture Pa-La

A sketch from mandala illustration. © Picture Pa-La

The idea was to create work of art where you could see the world and its colors through it. The walls of the hospital would have been enlivened by nature-inspired Mandala illustrations that would change daily according to the seasons, the color of the sky and the mood of the viewer. In addition to an artwork made of stainless steel, each visitor coming for treatment would be given their own coloring book inspired by the facade work, allowing them to illustrate their own story on blank pages and list thoughts that came along the way without words or misunderstandings.

Examples of symmetrical and circular patterns. © Picture Pa-La


We think that adaptability is more important than flexibility when it comes to creative collaboration.
The ability to tell the same story, even if the amount of pages in the book would change. With the experience of hundreds of both 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 can succeed only because we share the same vision and dream. We design spaces, buildings and environments that are comfortable to live and work in, pleasant to the eye and sustainable. We are a creative design and architecture office, we want to create an inclusive world all around us - Piece by Piece.
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