Haltia Nature Center
Haltia, the Finnish Nature Centre, is situated deep in the Nuuksio National Park – 50 minutes drive from downtown Helsinki and yet entirely surrounded by 55km2 of dense forest and lakes. The centre, through its architecture and programme, offers an immersive experience of the Finnish natural environment. An intense focus on materials, sustainability and craft, resulted in a building which truly fits into its context.
With such important goals, especially in today’s world, it was crucial that the architecture of the centre clearly reflected these ambitions. As such, sustainability, the responsible use of natural resources and the relationship between the building and its surroundings, formed the starting point design.
The materials and architecture entirely reflect the building's surroundings and message - environmentally friendly, naturally sourced and forward thinking.
Information provided in part by: Lahdelma & Mahlamaki architects