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OOPEAA and Gehl are holding an open workshop on envisioning the future Seinäjoki City Center on March 19, 2019

posted on March 13th 2019 in News

OOPEAA is leading a series of workshops together with Gehl to develop the vision for the future Seinäjoki City Center. As part of this series, on March 19, 2019, there will be an open workshop on envisioning the future Seinäjoki City Center. Everyone is welcome to participate. Prior to the workshop there will be a lecture by David Sim, Artistic Director of Gehl, on the topic of “How to Build a Good City”. The lecture is also open to all.

Program

How to Build a Good City

Council Hall, Kirkkokatu 6, Seinäjoki

14:00 Introduction and a lecture by David Sim, Artistic Director of Gehl People

15:00 – 17:00 Open workshop event on envisioning the future Seinäjoki City Center

Registration is suggested, but not required. Please register by email by March 14, 2019 at veli-matti.prinkkila@seinajoki.fi.

Your registration will help us to better plan for the event.
The event will be held in Finnish and in English with translations.


The city of Seinäjoki is one of the fastest growing urban areas in Finland. In this period of growth, the central parts of the city have a great potential to offer in developing the city in a way that can help make the entire city of Seinäjoki more livable, attractive and connected.

OOPEAA in collaboration with Gehl is working together with the City of Seinäjoki to create a strategic vision for the urban development of the Seinäjoki City Center. The goal is to create a spatial strategy for a holistic development of the city.

The collaborative process, including the series of workshops, helps to envision the future spaces in the city center and to test ideas together in order to create a shared framework for guidelines for the future development of the Seinäjoki center. In order to translate the vision into a tangible tool for action, a toolbox will be created to provide a set of alternative solutions to be applied for the future development of the Seinäjoki City Center.

The first workshop took place on January 24, 2019. It was organized around the theme of goals, visions and hopes with the topic of “How do we live in the future Seinäjoki?” The second set of workshops takes place in March 2019. It focuses on the theme of “Building the city”.

For more information on the project, see here.