Oulu Campus Linnanmaa - Urban Renewal
We were the city development partner in the Linnanmaa-Kaijonharju urban renewal for the City of Oulu.
Linnanmaa-Kaijonharju district and the campus complex were built in the 1970’s and are located 7km north from the city centre. Oulu Campus Linnanmaa has plans to house Oulu University as well as Oulu University of Applied Sciences which means up to 20000 students studying at the campus. Green areas and waterfronts are attractions from a residential point of view. Existing building stock and heritage was one of the elements guiding the design work.
The campus has a distinct architectural character, but lacks in connections to its surroundings. It’s time to take the district to the next level. New mixed use development consist of additional housing, office spaces, campus and learning environments, research and laboratory facilities as well as public and private services.
Intensified land use means more residents, students and jobs, which calls for a fast and reliable public transport solution connecting Linnanmaa-Kaijonharju to the city center. This can be achieved by bus service in the first stage and later by a fast tram line. Car dominance will be replaced with emphasis on cycling and pedestrian areas.