Our proposal VIRTA (Stream) won the first prize in the public art competition for a park in Ruoriniemi district in the city of Lahti. The work consist of colored logs assembled in a form of a flowing stream accross the park – referring to the local history of the vaneer factory and how the logs were transported to the site.

Virta creates a strong visual and functional identity for the park inviting people to sit, walk and balance on them. The installation is also designed to be viewed from the upper floors of the surrounding residential buildings.

The work is set to be realised in 2023. The competition was organised by the city of Lahti and YIT.