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Residential tower, Pori, Finland

Residential tower, Pori, Finland

Pori’s tallest residential building – the new Linnainmaankulma tower – is an apt symbol of the Finnish city’s long history of copper production. Indeed, the copper used for the external skin, pre-patinated in various shades of green, was manufactured at the local copper mill.  

The sleek building sits on a key intersection, forming an iconic landmark at the heart of the city and its orthogonal street grid. Perched above four levels of parking and retail, the 12-storey copper tower contains 42 apartments ranging from 45m2 to 125m2. Of course, residents enjoy dramatic views across the city and beyond, and living spaces extend out onto generous balconies. The lower levels provide a shopping centre and other amenities, including a restaurant and café. 

The choice of copper cladding goes beyond local associations, as the facades of this tall building rising above the city, just kilometres from the Gulf of Bothnia on the west coast of Finland, must deliver durability and long-life with minimal maintenance in the most challenging weather conditions. 

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Residential tower, Pori, Finland

Building

Completion date: 
2016
Country: 
Finland
Zip code: 
28100
City: 
Pori
Street: 
Isolinnankatu 19
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Facades
Type of building: 
Residential
Copper used: 
Pre-patinated
Estate: 
New

Architect

Name, office: 
Sigge Architects

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Nick Hay

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