How would Haaga suit a mixed co-housing project?
Due to the ageing population and low typology diversity in Finland, here I am going to discuss these problems in Haaga area and test the possibility of emergence of co-housing projects in Haaga.
Ageing Population Detour : can Haaga host the future inclusive co-housing centre for the elderly.
Ageing perspectives in Haaga
by Sirpa Ojansuu, Rachel Jones, Nyurguyana Pavlova & Jaana von Denffer
Geurs & Van Wee (2004) identified 4 key accessibility components: land-use; transport; temporal; and individual. In this exercise, we will examine transport accessibility, that is, the ability of an individual to get from origin to destination by a given mode of transport. We will examine three modes of transport: car, public transport and walking. This will ensure a wide picture of the accessibility of Tikkurila railway station and Jumbo shopping centre can be created and explored.
What is a good environment in a city? City is a vast built environment serving needs of thousands of inhabitants and visitors. According to one of the lectures a city should be liveable, healthy and sustainable. One of the main aspects of livability is communication between members of the society. From the architectural point of view such communication can be maintained and the experienced can be enhanced in better shared and public spaces.
USP-303 GIS Practical 3 – Rachel Jones, Sirpa Ojansuu & Nyurguyana Pavlova
Building efficiencies are becoming increasingly important in urban life. Hoyle & Downton (2002) argue that the “dream of the quarter acre block has become a nightmare; petrol costs too much, the water is running out, the kids live too far from their friends and the houses are behind fences”. They also state that future cities should aim to be walking cities, reducing overall ecological footprints. Working on this principle, this practical aimed to examine the current building efficiency scores of Helsinki, Finland.
In the published photo archives (on the https://www.helsinkikuvia.fi/ website) I have found a picture taken on the Christmas of 1957.
An elderly couple is sitting at the table in their apartment in Huopalahti. One can see thin christmas tree with candle light garland behind them and other decorations, two large windows, rug on the floor and wooden cupboard. There were also other photographs of the same extended family.
How is it to be the aging in Haaga? How did that group changed through the years? I have started quantitative research based on few Statistical Yearbooks of the City of Helsinki.
Rachel Jones, Tuomas Harju & Nyurguyana Pavlova
We were assigned to create and draw a walking tour route anywhere in Helsinki area, so we chose the Suomenlinna Island as one of the most historical, tourist friendly, beautiful, exciting and unique places to accommodate brief excursion!