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KUH Phlebotomy

Renovation and expansion: 3 589 m2, 11654 m3
Address: Puijonlaaksontie 2, 70210 Kuopio
Customer: Pohjois-Savon sairaanhoitopiirin kuntayhtymä
Principal design office: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La Team: Taru Paavilainen, Siiri Murtola, Emiilia Kosonen, Olli Parviainen

01 / 2009
06 / 2013

Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd. won the 2008 invitation only architecture competition to design the main lobby and phlebotomy areas at Kuopio University hospital. The renovation was completed the summer of 2013. The key elements of the design were bright spaces, clear colors and large windows to the world outside. Translucent fabrics, movable glass walls and superior acoustics were important factors as well. The different shapes and sizes of the rooms help with wayfinding and make the places and paths recognizable. Bright corridor and light colored cardiogram lines lead you to the phlebotomy space. Behind the glass wall the lounge with Tuma-furniture invites you to relax and leads you to the front yard play area.

More information about KUH main lobby and Tuma Collection.


Bright and airy phlebotomy waiting room in Kuopio University Hospital. Photo © Pa-La

Patterns resembling cardiogram lines lead you to the phlebotomy waiting room. Photo © Pa-La

Luminous phlebotomy corridor is flooded with natural light, Kuopio University Hospital, 2013. Photo © Pa-La




Tuma furniture designed by Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd, Kuopio University Hospital, 2013. Photo © Pa-La

Kuopio University Hospital, phlebotomy room. Patterned wall paper makes the room feel cozy and comfortable. Photo © Pa-La

Kuopio University Hospital, patterned glass in the phlebotomy corridor. © 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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