Place Ideas blog by Parkly shares inspiring stories and news about urban design, placemaking and Parkly-cases.
Get Ready for Placemaking Week Europe!
We’re thrilled to be a part of Placemaking Week Europe, where urban visionaries, community advocates, and creative thinkers come together to celebrate the art of placemaking! Let’s co-create the future of our cities and make them more liveable, sustainable, and enjoyable for everyone.
Päivi Raivio will be part of two engaging sessions focused on transforming public spaces into vibrant, inclusive, and community-driven places. She is also happy to with other urbanists to introduce Parkly’s solution and project outcomes in numerous cities. Stay tuned for updates, insights, and highlights from the event!
HELSINKI DESIGN AWARD GOES TO PÄIVI RAIVIO
A joint award by the City of Helsinki and Helsinki Design Week recognizes a designer or a design team for making Helsinki a better place to live in. The winner of the 2022 Helsinki Design Award is designer Päivi Raivio. Read more about the award and jury’s comments.
OUTLINES OUTLINES JULKAISEE AJATELMIA MAISEMA-ARKKITEHTUURISTA JA JULKISEN TILAN SUUNNITTELUSTA.
Lue Päivi Raivion ja Ilkka Törmän juttu Miten nähdä torit ja kadut uusin silmin.
Circular Sauna is a frontrunner project to create a carbon-neutral, sustainable sauna experience. The sauna is heated with biowaste which is processed to biogas with a biodigester. The sauna combines the ecological sauna concept by RaivioBumann, innovative wooden architecture by architect Pekka Pakkanen (Planetary Architecture) and a biogas-engineer.
PARKLY – HAPPY PLACES, LIVEABLE CITIES
We founded Parkly to fast-track the transformation of public places and to accelerate sustainable urban change. We believe that happy places and happy people go hand in hand.
Parkly transforms public places with a modular, scalable solution, by creating a platform for hanging out and enjoying the urban greenscape. It a platform for co-creation and participation. Read more about Parkly’s first adventurous year here.
VIRTA – PUBLIC ART WORK WILL BE BUILT IN LAHTI IN 2024
Our proposal Virta won the first prize for a public art competition in 2019 organised by the city of Lahti and YIT for a park in Ruoriniemi residential area. Virta aims to bring life and an active, strong identity for the park. The stream of logs can be viewed from the upper floors of the surrounding residential buildings. Virta invites people to walk, balance and sit on the colored logs – and to encounter others. Read more.
Päivi from RaivioBumann is joining the group of Placemaking Leaders from 2021 onwards. The leaders help push the growth the Placemaking Europe network all over Europe and act as a connector, and spark for their country’s placemaking initiatives.
WELCOMING PLACES FOR ALL
Our City? Countering exclusion in public space -book (Stipo 2019) covers topics such as gentrification, touristification, inclusion and desigining with people and many more. Our placemaking project for Lähiöprojekti Meri-Rastilamme is introduced as a local case study of how to turn an unwelcoming public square into an inclusive place for all.
The book is now out and can be ordered via this link.