Architects Soini & Horto


Lappeenranta, Sammonlahti

Competition entry

We took part in a design competition organised by the city of Lappeenranta. The task was to design a new educational building Sammontalo (House of Sampo).

The building, which was named Sammontalo Kairos, is half circle shaped allowing the maximal utilization of natural light and views over the green areas. The building was to be made from ecological, healthy and sustainable materials; a frame made of Finnish durable wood and concrete, steel solutions to complement the structures, and a facade of spruce.

Name: Sammontalo
Location: Lappeenranta, Sammonlahti
Year: 2018
Size: 16 286 brm2
Client: City of Lappeenranta
Anis Souissi, design leader
Sami Horto, architect
Kalle Ukonlinna, architect
Mikko Reinikainen, architect