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Palace Studios

Alteration: room area 430 m2
Address: Haapaniemenkatu 34, 70110 Kuopio
Commisioned by: Suomen TanssiStudiot Oy (Finnish Dance Studios Ltd)
Chief Designer: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La team: Siiri Murtola, Emiilia Kosonen

2012

The cinema of Kuopion As Oy Palatsi, also known as the former Maxim cinema, on Haapaniemenkatu will be transformed into the new studio of Suomen tanssistudiot Oy (Finnish Dance Studios Ltd). The former cinema unveils a multipurpose studio space that respects the functionalist spirit of the building. The former cinema halls have been converted into charming dance and event spaces with cherry-toned parquet floors and cut-glass chandeliers. The big screen of the great hall has been preserved for the use of meetings and events. The dance studio foyer is suited both for the needs of dance rehearsals and interval space with cafeteria. The environment enticing the joy of dance in the middle of everyday routine combines shades of red with glowing gold and silver.

Palace Studios multi-functional rooms for dance and culture, 2012. Photo © Susanna Westerlund-Vuorela

The entrance stairs. Photo © Susanna Westerlund-Vuorela

Palace Studios, multi-functional rooms for dance and culture, 2012. Photo © Susanna Westerlund-Vuorela

EMOTION

IMAGINATION

INSPIRATION

Palace Studios, multi-functional rooms for dance and culture, 2012. Photo © Susanna Westerlund-Vuorela

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.