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Evolution

Location: Kuopio University Hospital, Kaari Hospital, Finland
Sketch commissioned by: Northern Savo District Hospital Board
Artists: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La team: Hannu Hoffrèn and Emiilia Kosonen
Size: circa 1500 m²
Material: digital ceramic printing on glass
Architecture: Architects’ office Lukkaroinen / Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd

12 / 2011
2015

The Evolution artwork that functions as a sun visor has been installed on the façade of the Kuopio University Hospital, Kaari Hospital in 2015. The surface area is circa 1,500 m² (glass elements in total 476 pcs) which spans over the whole façade. Therefore in every window there is a unique view and artwork to look at. The rasterized image is printed onto the glass surface which filters the amount of sunlight according to the time of the day or the year. Some parts of the image is more opaque and other parts more translucent

In the work is utilised new imaging possibilities familiar from medical science by the researchers of the University of Eastern Finland and doctors of the KUH: such confocal microscope images of cells, magnetic images of the human brain and tissue structures made visible by a light microscope.

Evolution, Facade artwork, circa 1500 m², KUH Kaari Hospital, 2015. 

Evolution, Facade artwork, KUH Kaari Hospital, 2015, detail. Design © Partanen & Lamusuo Oy

Evolution, Facade artwork, KUH Kaari Hospital, 2015. Photo © Kari Matti Antero Puustinen, KYS valokuva-arkisto

Evolution, Facade artwork, KUH Kaari Hospital, 2015. Photo © Kari Matti Antero Puustinen, KYS valokuva-arkisto

INNERMOST OF HUMAN IS LIKE A UNIQUE ARTPIECE

Evolution, Facade artwork, KUH Kaari Hospital, 2015, the view from the inside of building. Photo © Jukka-Pekka Korpi-Vartiainen

Evolution, Facade artwork, KUH Kaari Hospital, 2015. Photo © Jukka-Pekka Korpi-Vartiainen

Evolution, Facade artwork, KUH Kaari Hospital, 2015. 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.