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  • Rissala Airport

  • Rissala Airport

  • Rissala Airport

Rissala Airport

Renovation and design: floor area 996 m²
Address: Lentokentäntie 275, 70900 Toivala, Finland
Commissioned by: Finavia
Chief Designer: Jaana Partanen and Heikki Lamusuo
Pa-La team: Taru Paavilainen

2013
2015

The new appearance of the Kuopio airport was completed in spring 2015. A magnificent lake scene filled with islands opens around the airport. This theme, characteristic of the area, continues in the interior decoration of the terminal. A delicate reed theme is repeated in the windows, benches and service desks of the airport. Partanen & Lamusuo Ltd has also designed furniture for this space. You can wait for the departure of your flight on benches of the gate or on rock-like couches, and the dried logs pass for a table or a stool. Nature is present in the forms and the materials.

The design has focussed above all on passenger comfort and uncomplicated movement. The Kuopio airport is the most important and busiest in eastern Finland. The new appearance with its fresh and modern decoration solutions serves all the over 250,000 passengers who stop by at the airport annually.

Read more about the furnitures: Tuma Collection and Laituri benches.

Kuopio Airport, renovation, 2015. Photo © Jesse Karjalainen, Finavia

Reed-pattern. Design © Partanen & Lamusuo Oy

Kuopio Airport, renovation, 2015. Photo © Jesse Karjalainen, Finavia

NATURE OF KALLAVESI LAKE,

CLIFFS AND REEDS

Kuopio Airport, renovation, 2015. Photo © Jesse Karjalainen, Finavia

Kuopio Airport, renovation, 2015. Photo © Jesse Karjalainen, Finavia

Kuopio siluet. Extract, design © Partanen & Lamusuo Oy.

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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.