Turku City Theatre
Aurelia Parish Centre in the centre of Turku was designed for an office and assembly purposes for the Swedish Parish of Turku Evangelic Lutheran Church. The building is situated in the street space of Aurakatu, dominated by Art Nouveau buildings. The building has an independent contemporary look, but with the colourful elevation materials, stone and yellow-painted plastering, it is adjusted to the historical street view. The courtyard elevation has references to Functionalist architecture with strip windows and round stair tower.
The three underground floors have a garage, storage spaces and youth centre’s band rehearsal rooms. The parish hall is situated on the ground floor with entrance hall and kitchen. The 1st floor has group working rooms, spaces for youth and children’s work and a kitchen. The second floor is an office floor. The two upper floors are rental office spaces.
The building’s principal architect was Ola Laiho from LPR Architects, and the building was completed in 2005.