Extending Professional Fields. Architectural Research and Regional Development
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › Scientific › peer-review
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016.|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume I - Creating built environments of new opportunities|
|Editors||Kalle Kähkönen, Marko Keinänen|
|Publisher||Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||CIB WORLD BUILDING CONGRESS - |
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …
|Conference||CIB WORLD BUILDING CONGRESS|
|Period||1/01/00 → …|
The actions and impacts of the research work will be analysed through three case projects. The first case is the development of the large railway station area that will form a new 20-hectare multifunctional part of the city centre of Seinäjoki. The project has strong linkages to the economic policies of the city. The second case is related to the boom in new timber construction, which has been going on in Central Europe and Scandinavia for some time, but not so strongly in the subject region of this study. The aim of the project was to train small and medium-sized building cluster firms to take advantage of the emerging business potential in timber construction. The third case is closely related to the real speciality of the region. The city of Seinäjoki is home to one of the most complete building groups of architect Alvar Aalto, the famous civic centre that consists of the town hall, library, theatre, office building, church and the parish centre. At the moment there is a very demanding renovation project going on, which was also the main subject of the recent research and development project.
The descriptions of the projects are meant to illustrate the operational field of the research team, but the main focus of the article is to analyse the innovation environment that the researchers join as players among others, thus deviating from the more conventional role of architectural professionals.