City of Helsinki
Direct comission 2013, completed in 2017
Maunula is a developing suburban district in Helsinki where the need for a new type of community service building had been growing over the years. The idea was to bring local public services for residents of all ages under the same roof. The adult education centre, the library and the youth centre cooperate seamlessly, enabling the co-use and a high utilisation rate of the spaces. Maunula House has been designed as part of the City of Helsinki’s local democracy pilot projects. The local residents were part of the design process from the beginning and the co-creative collaboration has continued also after the building’s completion.