Architect
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Completion
2013
Gross area
3534 m²
Category
Assembly buildings Educational buildings
Tags
canopy glass library restaurant wood

The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is located in the Nuuksio National Park in Espoo. The sculptural education and information centre was designed by Rainer Mahlamäki of Lahdelma & Mahlmäki Architects and completed in 2013.

The three-storey building is situated on a steep slope, and its main elevation material wood communicates the buildings function as a nature information centre. The structural members and interior surfaces of the Haltia are made of CLT timber. The building consists of a multipurpose hall, exhibition spaces, teaching spaces, library and cafeteria.

Source: Finnish Architectural Review 4/2013

Location

Nuuksiontie 84, Espoo
60.2937536, 24.5570162

Images

Path to the main entrance, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Path to the main entrance, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Mika Huisman / MFA)
View from the parkin lot, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
View from the parkin lot, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Mika Huisman / MFA)
Balcony opens to the woods of the Nuuksio National Park, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Balcony opens to the woods of the Nuuksio National Park, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Mika Huisman / MFA)
Main entrance, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Main entrance, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Voitto Niemelä / MFA)
Balcony opens to the woods of the Nuuksio National Park, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Balcony opens to the woods of the Nuuksio National Park, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Mika Huisman / MFA)
Entrance hall, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Entrance hall, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Mika Huisman / MFA)
Entrance hall, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Entrance hall, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Mika Huisman / MFA)
Permanent exhibiton, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Permanent exhibiton, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Voitto Niemelä / MFA)
Rainer Mahlamäki's sketch, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Rainer Mahlamäki's sketch, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects)
Site plan and ground floor, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Site plan and ground floor, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects)
Section plan, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia
Section plan, The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (© Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects)