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”Ruukki is a partner for people that build, invest in, use, renovate or design buildings. These people are forward driven and innovative individuals who build their own tomorrow and fulfil their dreams.” RUUKKI. BUILDING YOUR TOMORROW.
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I am particularly happy about the fascinating variety of ideas. I want all of you to congratulate yourselves – you made my wishes come true. We all know that the challenge was tough but you made it. This can only prove that when you believe in yourself, nothing is impossible.” — Mr. Santa Claus
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STORY BEHIND THE UNBELIEVABLECHALLENGE This is a campaign that inspired architects from all over the world to come up with new ideas for Ruukki Construction and changed one man’s life. Participating in competitions is an everyday job for architects and a natural way of becoming familiar with certain construction materials. Their interest is driven by fame and references. We planned an ideas competition to design a logistics centre. The starting point was Ruukki’s innovative products, which are suited to even the most challenging conditions. The client who ordered the new ideas for the logistics centre is world-famous. His business idea is to fulfil people’s wishes and to deliver them once a year, in one night. This man is Mr Santa Claus. The campaign site drew visitors from all over the world. A lot of time and effort was put into the competition proposals. The first prize was an internship at Snøhetta, one of the world’s most renowned architecture and design agencies. Campaign surpassed all expectations in terms of the number and quality of the competition proposals as well as the worldwide recognition.
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Kari Korkman, Ritva Kuusisto, Marta Sekulska-Wro´nska, Eli Synnevåg & Petteri Lautso
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WORDS FROM THE JURY Aim and purpose The competition organisers share a conviction that the general quality of our living and working environment could be drastically improved by rethinking our approach to the architecture of mundane buildings. The competition was organised to explore this possibility thoroughly. It was aimed at young architects, partly because the organisers wanted to offer great opportunities for up-and-coming designers, but most importantly because this would provide the best opportunity to come up with truly fresh ideas.
Ideas with a huge variety of starting points The participants were asked to present an idea that would improve the cityscape or the buildings in areas dominated by large, single-storey structures found all around our urban settlements. The outcomes of the idea were to be demonstrated through a logistics centre for Santa Claus, located in the city of Oulu. As the form of the â€œbig ideaâ€? was purposely not specied, the jury was faced with a group of ideas based on product or technology, cityscape, building mass, social innovation, etc. as starting points.
General level was high The jury was genuinely surprised at both the sheer number of proposals and the amount and quality of thinking that had obviously been invested in the competition by the entrants. Almost all proposals presented an idea that would have been feasible under some circumstances. Some of the ideas were able to identify possibilities for improving the building type in general. The best proposals were also carefully thought through on all levels, starting from sustainable land use to detailed technical solutions.
Success in achieving the goal The competition as a whole made it clearly apparent that the building type in question can be improved drastically in terms of eciency, architectural quality and sustainability. The winner and the other awarded entries all portray very different kinds of ideas. The true value of the competition results lies in this variety. By combining these ideas in real-life projects, it would be possible to take a big leap forward in the way these large warehouse-like buildings contribute to society and deliver value to their owners.
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Kari Korkman, Ritva Kuusisto, Marta Sekulska-Wro´nska, Eli Synnevåg & Petteri Lautso
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NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE The strongest element in the design is responding to the challenge of ideas. The idea can be used invarious situations. The strength of this proposal is being able to exhibit an idea of surprise and magical character within the building itself. The magic happens at night-time on the building’s façade and there’s a link to the investor – Mr Santa Claus. It is feasible and innovative but not futuristic. It is also well thought-through, from land use all the way to detailing. The proposal presents an idea of making the most visible façade and the front of the building a magical element that could both integrate the building into its surroundings and highlight whatever aspects of the building or its functions are desired. It is realised by simple, feasible means using both technical solutions in the exterior wall and the forest in front of the building. The idea could be realised without sacricing any of the practical or economic aspects of the logistics centre. and it delivers a powerful eect that the jury felt would add value to many buildings and their users. It provides understandable solutions for energy eciency and attempts to introduce a lot of good thinking on how to utilise this within the building. It also demonstrates a good understanding of the local situation. The proposal tries to embrace and enhance the function of the building as a hub for new technology in addition to the logistics centre – it connects well with Oulu as a city.
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Alexandru Oprita & Laurentiu Constantin
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE The design is a building that is invisible at daytime and becomes visible when night comes - just like Santa. The invisibility effect is achieved by using a façade of photovoltaic membrane and a two way mirror membrane that would make it visible during the day due to the natural landscape’s reflection into it – also helping it integrate with the natural surroundings.
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Nuttapol Techopitch & Satavee Kijsanayotin
S.M.L.XL. LOGISTIC The design creates an architectural prototype where its formal language derives from logical sensibility: a structure that is pragmatic, sensible and elegant in its function and its form. S.M.L.XL is applied to the network-like hierarchy of logistical operations, from the small centralized administrative hub, to the extra large distributional system, all activity are dispersed from the center, while at the same time interconnected to one another.
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STORE 2 44,100 m2
12,900 m2 LOBBY /LOUNGE 330 m2 RESTAURANT
330 m2 RESTAURANT
822 m2 LANDSCAPE OFFICE
700 m2 VENTILATIONMACHINERY
500 m2 MAIN SERVICE 248 m2 WORK SHOP STORE AREA
500 m2 MAIN SERVICE 248 m2 WORK SHOP STORE AREA
2,400 m2 OFFICE + WC 100 m2
Maximizes and organizes storage facilities -- create overhang for dropoffs and loading docks
AXIS FROM SITE Rotate form to maximize connectivity
Maximize storage functionality
Central location allows complete oversee of facilities
822 m2 LANDSCAPE OFFICE
300 m2 OFFICE ROOM SANTA’S ROOM MEETING ROOM STORAGE + WC
OFFICE ROOM SANTA’S ROOM MEETING ROOM STORAGE + WC
12,900 m2 LOBBY /LOUNGE
Maximize connection -- create lobby and entrance
CONNECT + OCCUPY
SPACE IN SIDE OUT
Internal and external circulatory connections + formation of exterior gathering space
CIRCULATION DIAGRAM The circulation system forms a radial hierarchy, where the separation of function dictates accessibility and usage.
2,400 m2 SIZE OFFICE + WC 100 m2
This assignment of circulation zones and lane way allows for an organized and efficient operation that works in harmoniously with the main structure. ZO NE P
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The twist in the form also create an overhang which allows for accessible loading and distribution.
The elongated, stacked, and open plan form and space of the storage facility maximizes the internal mobility, storage space, as well as creating workshop areas. The hierarchy system of product sizes applied on each stacked level creates the S,M,L,XL system of organization. As a result, the logic of the storage function is apparent in the architectural form and space
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AT THE SPEED OF DREAM The design imagines Santa´s logistics center as a trail of his sleigh in flight from Perävainio to Korvatunturi during one of his several job´s travel. To transform this idea to architecture the logistics center is created with panels of different colours and materials, glass and metal, assembled to create optical illusion of something in movement.
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SANTAPOLE Dear Santa, I am writing you as I have heard about the competition for your new logistic center. To be very briefly and save your time, I will go straight to the point. The Concept. The whole project is about ones’ experience. All myths that your old profession holds and its future with fast development says at once that curiosity and new proficiency is the key of everything. Where Tradition and Innovation are living together in a fulfilled marriage the link between Now and Tomorrow is built. The SantaPole is an idea built on this kind of experience. The place where you cannot see the chaos or the constant movement, the logistic core, at the first glimpse from outside, but as a person you intuitively know that something new, something unseen is behind it. N
The SantaPole welcomes strangers with a softly dim lighted wooden house‐the main entrance‐ and gives an opportunity for a Magic, new possible experience to happen. The stone wall behind it only highlights that there is something about myth, the story. After you enter the building, the wide ramp takes an incomer straight to the main lobby, the inside plazza, where you can choose your destination, where all the movement is happening, the Now moment. Here the main lobby connects all functions and has an open view to the workshop space from above the loading docks and all the action there, where the Tomorrow is happening. The experience might be sharpened because it is possible to walk all perimeter of a workshop zone and take a glimpse at all stores. The offices are established on the second floor, to keep all Santas’ friends concentrated during the working hours. Here they have and open view to the roof surface of the Innovative part (Tomorrow),where new technologies shows up to collect solar energy and helps to maintain building during dark nights. The SantaPole suggests you to feel the process of experience, to understand it step by step and to wake up your curiosity. Well, Santa, this is my idea briefly about possible new but in a way very old logistic center. Best wishes and Merry Christmas!
The whole project is about ones’ experience. The idea is artistic, magical and mysterious, yet poetic. The Santa Pole welcomes strangers with a softly dim lighted wooden house and gives an opportunity for magical new possible experience to happen. The building is a focal point within the empty surroundings.
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ZONING SCHEME: 13
LEVEL 0.00 m
WORKSHOP MAIN LOBBY
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LEVEL -14.50 m 8
2.ENTRANCE (INTERLAYER) BETWEEN TWO PUBLIC FUNCTIONS
4.WORKSHOP(PUBLIC LAYER/ROUTE) & STORE
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5. HEAVY TRANSPORT ENTRANCE
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SOUTH-EAST ELEVATION sc 1:500
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CHANGING/ SHOWER/ WC
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BM/M & SERVER ROOM
RAINWATER TANK/ DOMESTIC AQUA
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10 550 m2
WORKSHOP ROUTE 3 300 m2
VERTICAL COMM. 288 m2
SUN ACTIVATED SURFACE 12 000 m2
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Urszula Chomiak & Pawel Potemkowski
(ICE)CLIMBING The Santaâ€™s gift for local community is the worldâ€™s largest (ice)climbing wall, which revitalizes the area and becomes socially vibrant space. Simple logistics center with fancy and usable facade, not only hides the Christmas mystery inside, but also reflects the changing cycles of nature. It becomes the symbol of modern Santa and attracts people from Oulu, whole Finland and the rest of the world.
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// THE IDEA
1 // GIFT: SOCIAL SPACE WITH (ICE)CLIMBING WALL
The Santa’s gift for local community is the world’s largest (ice)climbing wall, which revitalizes the area and becomes socially vibrant space. Simple logistics center with fancy and usable facade, not only hides the Christmas mystery inside, but also reflects the changing cycles of nature. It becomes the symbol of modern Santa and attracts people from Oulu, whole Finland and the rest of the world.
Mr. Santa Claus is a responsible person, who care about people and try to make the world a better place. On the other hand, building typical logistics center can be harmful to urban environment. But what, if it becomes a gift for citizens? As long as Finns love winter sports and they can do them for over 200 days a year, they hardly have any opportunity to climb mountains. Finland is mostly flat country with mountains on far
north. The building will give them opportunity, not only to climb in the summer, but also to iceclimb in winter. It might become a biggest ice climbing wall in the world, being a place of active rest for amateurs, whole families and even professionals. It’s an attractive and livable social space, that offers an unforgettable experience and present the most important values that Santa represents.
2 // SMART LOGISTICS CENTER The project redefines the logistic center. Turns its disadvantages into assets: +vast car parking becomes friendly and open green space welcoming visitors; +huge walls, usually empty and overwhelming, are a place of human activity and main attraction; +office workers can be proud, not looking at car park, but on happy people behind the window.
Overall, it’s a simple logistics center, that has energy effective shape and is economically constructed with common solutions. The only difference is the fancy and usable second facade, that influence the surrounding.
are free to walk around the iced building, try to look inside, but the secret has to last.
3 // MYSTERY INSIDE
For over 200 days a year, when temperature falls below zero, the facade becomes covered with ice. When ice melts, traditional climbing walls unveil. In the winter building fits in with a snowy Finish landscape, while in the summer its whiteness becomes a symbol and reminds of upcoming winter and next Christmas.
When it comes to visitors curious of the Christmas presents mystery, just like in Korvatunturi, they won’t unveil it here. They
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Logictic center is formed in circural shape the most energy efficient one
Daylight is mostly provided by evenly placed skylights
Using vast external walls turns its main disadvantage into public feature: (Ice)Climbing wall
Office spaces located in separated building provide decent daylightning and attractive views
Passage around the building allows easy use of entire climbing area and increases visitors curiosity
Fancy and usable second facade influence the surrounding and provide vast car-free public space
SITE PLAN //1:2000 BUILDINGS
1. Office building 2. Store building
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1. Visitors parking - 32 2. Bike parking 3. Office parking - 156 4. Store parking : trucks 8 car 48
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Office building provides additional functions: Sport-equipment rental point, Restrooms and Cafe
Contrary to central public space, parking areas are divided into smaller ones and located all around
ICE CLIMBING Store building area Office building area Total
GRUND LEVEL //1:500
10077,36 3180,82 13258,18 m2
1. Reception 2. Lobby 3. Building management, monitoring and server room 4. Lobby 5. Lounge 6. Kitchen 7. Restaurant 8. Cafe
46,97 47,08 44,6 147,46 103,52 86 232,42 66,88
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1. Store area/work shop 2. Store area/work shop 3. Store area/work shop 4. Store area/work shop 5. Office 6. Break room 7. Changing/shower 8. Office 9. Break room
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22,05 16,20 64,80 22,05 16,20 64,80 22,05
LEVEL -1 //1:500
1. Ventilation machinery 2. Storage 3. Building maintence store
500,13 80,69 50,69 631,51 m2
1 Store area/work shop
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2 Store area/work shop
4Store area/work shop
LEVEL +1 //1:500 16 17 14
1. Santa’s room 2. Meeting room 3. Meeting room 4. Meeting room 5. Landscape office 6. Office room 7. Office room 8. Office room 9. Office room 10. Office room 11. Office room 12. Landscape office 13. WC 14. WC 15. WC disabled 16. Cleaning room 17. Office room 18. Office room 19. Office room 20. Office room 21. Office room 22. Office room
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LEVEL +2 //1:500 6
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1. Santa’s room 2. Meeting room 3. WC 4. WC 5. Meeting room 6. Landscape office 7. Office room 8. Office room 9. Office room 10. Office room 11. Office room 12. Office room 13. Landscape office 14. WC 15. WC 16. WC disabled 17. Cleaning room 18. Office room 19. Office room 20. Office room 21. Office room 22. Office room 23. Office room
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Logistic center is designed with common and economic steel structural solutions. The only difference is the usable second facade - climbing wall. The rainwater collected in underground tanks, in winter, is used to create ice-covered climbing wall.
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El Hadi Jazairy, Chen Lu & Kelly Koh
SANTA CLAUSâ€™ PLANETARY GARDEN Santa Claus has decided to quit his job and trade it for a life of a planetary gardener. His logistics center will resemble a botanical garden dedicated to the collection of plants from various climatic regions of the planet. The project shifts the focus of the logistics center to the botanic garden, rethinking the relation of humans to their environment.
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Fiorini Micaela, Pagand Thibault & Louis Vincent
1026.23 MT The design has an interactive reception hall with a landscape office on top, to share the newest gift ideas. It’s like a marvelous workspace area close to the sky with an amazing and inspiring view of the surrounding environment. A path goes around the building as a kind of promenade for visitors to tour the workshop and a runway for Santa´s sledge.
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Marcin plewa & Zofia paluszkiewicz
280110 The design is based on the form of snowy mountains, of which Santa could start his trip on sleigh. The simple shape of the office building with huge glazing is covered by â€?a second skinâ€? to bring this place mystery and give employees privacy. The second skin is made of steel plates. In these plates were cut out the shapes of snowflakes. This kind of elevation gives beautiful light effect by night.
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THE IDEA Johanna Brand
ARTICHUB This design offers an unforgettable landmark combined with hardcore functionality and flexibility. Even Santa Claus would be able to see this unique assembly of shale cliffs only separated by a ray of light, from far above.
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ow do we orientate in rural landscapes? cityscapes, mountains and otHer landscapes tell us trougH tHeir scale wHere we are. tHe site is located in rural oulu and a vitalising construction was called for. tHis design offers an unforgettable landmark combined witH Hardcore functionality and flexibility. even santa claus would be able to see tHis unique assembly of sHale cliffs only seperated by a ray of ligHt, from far far above.
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Wojciech Losa, Pawel Kuczynski & Mikolaj Cierlak
AURORA Who is santa claus for you? For us he has been an investor for two months, but since our childhood he has been a mystery. so when we had opportunity to design logistic center for him, we took care of keeping his secrecy untouched.
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AURORA CTR The main idea for the design was to create a building that will be a natural supplement for northern landscape. The architectural form grows out of the ground and appears as aurora borealis on the sky. The building will complement rather than dominate the landscape.
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Nina Wojtczuk & Krystyna Smolka
AURORA POLARIS The northen lights, that are known for unusual shapes and magic colours, were an inspiration for this logistic center. The building is on led light wires along the elevation to obtain the eye-catching effect. Thanks to this solution the building will gain even greater dynamism and became more three-dimensional and magical.
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WHITE LINE WALLS ONLY GREY LINE - C WALLS BLACK LINE FLOOR ONLY
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LOBBY WITH RECEPTION AND LOUNGE
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AURORA SLOPE SantaÂ´s logistics center is based on two ideas: to connect architecture with nature and to add the extra value to a typical logistics center. The interactive system is placed on the roof to illuminate the snow. It will create abstract moving images, similar to the aurora borealis. The roof becomes s playground for children.
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BOW MOUNTAIN By stacking up the different functions of SantaÂ´s logistics center there is room for outdoor activities. It also increases the height of the building. These spaces are covered in pitched roofs in order to manage snow load more efficiently and provide sledge slopes.
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Lucía de Retes Cascales
BULB-SCAPE Santa´s logistics center is part of the landscape by growing in the forest. The designs translucent covering allows the best natural light to shine in and workers and visitors can enjoy the particular conditions of the sky. The darkness transforms the buildings into its own lighthouse and inside there´s huge mountains of gifts and floating conveyors.
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Heng Choon Yong
BY THE SNOW SantaÂ´s logistics center is created by an inspiring idea that is conceptualized by snow. The pattern of a single snowflake brought as a design which is able to take advance on both aesthetic and functionality value. The snowflake pattern bonds with every required space in the huge building and effectively reduces outdoor activities and increases work efficiency.
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C3PO The inspiration for the design comes from the motif of a snowflake that is commonly associated with Northern regions. An elypsis-based dome forms a body that is intriguing and creates an object that is not aggressive in the context of its surroundings.
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Jon Espinosa Molano
CHIMNEYS FIELD The logistics center is based on the love that Santa has for Chimneys. The building is designed as a collection of chimneys with different sizes that colonize the new building. Constrained by the thermal needs of the interior spaces the new building takes advantage of this new cover separating the spaces according to the required temperature.
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CHRISTMAS BOXES In the middle of SantaÂ´s logistics center is a giant Christmas tree and all the surrounding buildings are designed as presents of different colours. On the highest part of the area two yellow boxes contain the lobby and office spaces. Descending from lobbyÂ´s building a red ribbon becomes a shelter that guides the visitors from the parking area to the main building.
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Carolin Brüggebusch & Florian Raabe
CHRISTMAS BUSINESS The design is based on the idea of minimalizing the footprint of the building while maintaining an adequa¬te building volume for the required tasks through no¬vel storage techniques. Four main building volumes are interconnected on different levels, the recessed connections can also be seen from the outside.
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NTRY TITLE: CHRISTMASJOKESARECOOL
CHRISTMASJOKESARECOOL In the design warehouses transform into a four hill landscape. This way the workshops hide under the land- Theme path scape cover, appear more natural and blend better with surroundings. A circular theme path runs over the hills allowing visitors to see inside the Sled slope workshops through rooftop skylights.
View from the side of the road
Site plan 1:2000
Workshops are positioned along the sites borders, creating an open area in the middle.
Landscape cover hides workshops big volumes and helps them blend into its surroundings
All other programs are set between the hills and create a village-like atmosphere - Santaâ€™s village atmosphere.
A circular theme path runs over the hills allowing visitors to see inside the workshops through rooftop skylights. The path also crosses two suspended bridges on its way and end with a sled ride to the lobby.
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CLAUD NINE On this project, three essential elements were treated. Each on a scale. The first scale is the one of the attraction. The second that of the comfort of the worker and finally that of the energy performance of the building. For a long time, the industrial space is considered by being a boring space. A workspace wherethe minimum of comfort is offered. The idea in this project is to create a comfortable workspace, andlet’s not forget that our customer is Santa Claus personally. Thus the concept is to create a placeattracted by all, a little bit similar to the fact that we see during movies. Something which would looklike the factory of chocolate factory of the movie ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory’. A place wherethe color creates aspecial dynamism. The space will not only be attractive from the outside but from the inside too. Every workspace has a direct view on the central dynamic green space. The idea is to bring spring in autumn. Create a space where it will be beautiful all year long.
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scape to preserve the all round nature. This landmark, a sort of visionary architecture, is a four divided tall building that works to emphasize and to inspire a new cityscape into a presently unattractive industrial area made of lying low sheds.
Storage buildings Drop-off area
Central handling s Offices building
Scheme The scheme considers a comprehensive solution with a variable numbers of storage modules (from 4 to 8) linked by a central handling spine to connect all the activities. Three “service boxes” with double elevators between two modules allow to move all the goods from the ground level to the higher levels. The “service boxes” also contain staff stairs and lifts, all staff support spaces and the main parts of the technical plants. A double loading bay beneath each module allow to park into two truck each (4 loading bay/8 trucks parked). The possibility to build from two (or four) up to eight modules in the area ensures a great level of flexibility and fast changing to all the system. At last, an head building that contains offices, main lobby and welcome areas for visitors, is located at the end of the handling spine, close to the drop off area.
THE CLIP The design creates a tall attractive landmark for the surrounding areas and reduces the footprint in the landscape to preserve the all around nature. This landmark, a sort of visionary architecture, is a four divided tall building that works to emphasize and to inspire a new cityscape.
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According to the brief document, the purpose is to densify all the logistics areas, so the concept is to design a four level and 60 meters high building to avoid sprawl all around. Also the outdoor car parking is located into a dense drawing area also for not having problems to the future expansion of the building modules.
External view from north-west: 1 External view from south-est: 2
Outdoor car parki Woods
Storage buildings Way out
Loading bay truck Storage building Service box N
Loading bay truck Staff entrance N
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CONE FOREST The majority of Christmas symbols represent a triangle for example a fir-tree, Santa’s cap and a snowman. The design follows the form of a triangle for harmonious distribution. The functions of the logistics center are arranged by the size and degree of importance – from bottom to top. For example Santa’s room is located on the top of the building.
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Dagmara Cegielska & Piotr Cegielski
CONIFER The design is based on triangle theme that serves as a basis for all crucial elements of the buildings such as construction, elevations and skylights. The “head” of the building contains majority of rooms, while “back” of the building consists of four storage areas concentrated around sightseeing with visitors’ footbridge. The design is based on triangle theme that serves as a basis for all crucial elements of the building such as construction, elevations and skylights. Triangle refers to conifer motif as an equal background for Finnish landscape and a symbol of X-mas tradition strongly connected with Santa’s activity. The ‘head’ of the building contains majority of rooms, while ‘back’ of the building consists of four storage areas concentrated around sightseeing with visitors’ footbridge. The design of the site is an invitation to discover Santa’s world.
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Enrico Oldini, Angelo Plebani & Francesco Pulice
CRYSTALFLAKE Diamond is the cornerstone of the building, wrapped in a lightweight frame, symbolizing the snowflake. Logistic spaces are fastened to a hexagon which allows the snowflake design emerge gently from the ground as it falls from the sky.
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OFFICE CLEANING SERVICE STORAGE MEETING FLEXIBLE SPACE
A snowflake fallen from sky
Exagon, geometric base of the snowflake
Crystal, exagon elevation
Snowflake over diamond
Snowflake merge with crystal
Exagon fit in context
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Adrej Smatana Two world
Open Santa world
Limit Imagine Santa world
Santa is like an iceberg. We can see the fascinating piece of ice in the water but we can´t imagine the actual size of it. Logistics center works in the same principle as the iceberg. Stores are buried in the ground and Santa’s office is located exactly on the surface. Santa´s office is glazed and allows a visitor to be between these two worlds.
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Imagine Santa world
Two Worlds Everyone knows that Santa gives out presents but not many of us can imagine Santa's whole systém of work. He needs a number of helpers and lot of storages. Santa is like a Iceberg. We can see a fascinating piece of ice in the water but if we imagine the actual size of it. It is Unbelievable. This is the world Santas. The Iceberg is the concept. One unit divided horizontally into two parts. Visible and accessible second part only in imagination of unavailable but still, can be perceived. Logistics Center works in the same principle. Stores are buried in the ground. Visitors see them as secondary and undefined to door of his imagination. Do not know exactly what they are but the options as you do in pieces idea. Using skylights on the roof and inside the main building can follow the work of Santa's helpers. Santa's office is located exactly on the surface.It is glazed and allows you to be between these two worlds and have everything at the plate. In the horizontal plane, there are also two worlds. Iceberg and land that are divided obstacle. (sea) Santas center also has two horizontal worlds. Our real world, and Santa unbelievable world that divides the ditch to supply warehouses. This obstacle can be overcome by a bridge as a symbol of joining two things worlds.
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Lorenzo De Matteis
DEAR SANTA, THIS YEAR FOR CHRISTMAS I WISH Santa´s logistics center is excavated to make the building partially disappear into the ground, becoming less impacting from the street view and doesn´t disturb the landscape. The design creates a complex where Santa´s room, the offices, the meeting room and the restaurant are the “brain” and a starting point of the “limbs” that are the stores and the linked rooms.
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onsiderations Zachary Wong
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Improving publicity and circulation of traffic with site layout and architecture
The logistics center, as the home to all the Christmas presents is a celebration to the working elves, the people working for the happiness of people.working Circus, pine forest, Scandiand architecture. Public and office user can ic centre separates navian town and bunch of Christmas also enjoy the courtyard view and storage Design improves publicity the key words formulating of traffic with elves site are layout will front the adverse weather. the architecture. The architecture is functional and at the same time has a hint of imagination.
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creates berm to conserve energy. In summer, sun shines into the courtyard and in winter, sunlight is directed into the interior.
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TOUCH AND RECORD
Who is the Santa Claus? Does he really exist? If so, how do people see him? There are many questions that have been bothering us for ages: the answers might be simple and easy but are they ever satisfying? The only changing thing is our reaction to these questions. From kids' fascination and boost up their imagination to adults' indulgent grin. Although we all 'know' the attributes of Santa Claus such as wide honest smile, sleigh �lled with presents, his reindeers and sometimes bottle of Coca-cola, we might have forgotten the true reason behind his existence. The question therefore should be 'who is the true Santa Claus'?
Emotions sent from all over the world
Touch the ball 3 times to record the wish Ball with recorded emotions
Shape of a hand
Shape + size of a hand
TOUCH AND PLAY
Ball detect your pulse, sex and age during the recording/ playing wish, and create unique picture and color pattern - ‘eMOTION Picture’
Touch the ball to play the wish
Ball save colors and changes of it, start owning the emotions of diﬀrent people.
Ball detaches from the cloud and come back to the ground. I believe that Santa Claus is an pure idea. An idea about giving, sharing positive emotions and caring. Gifts are only the point in time, without emotions they are only things. What matters are feelings and commitment that people put to create heartwarming Christmas atmosphere. Inspiring idea of sharing the positive energy. What really counts is not the unboxing time but every second person EXPECT ON this point in time. The period se in time, when people show friendships, love, sincerity . When the 'ENERGY OF GOOD PURE EMOTIONS' is born.
EMOTION CLOUD Santa Claus is a pure idea about giving, sharing positive emotions and caring. Gifts are only the point in time, without emotions they are only things. Wishes are files with emotions and the medium are interactive balls. Before every Christmas time all the balls create a cloud that continuously changes due to the passing time, emotions or weather conditions.
How to materiali�e this idea? Wishes are �les with emotions and medium are interactive balls. I imagine thousands of wishes loaded in interactive spheres. This makes all the positive emotions capable of transferring from our souls into the world. Thousands of balls = Thousands positive feelings, dreams. Before every Christmas time all the balls create a cloud that continuously changes due to the passing time, tim emotions or weather conditions. THE BUILDING IS FILLED WITH PEOPLE'S SENSITIVITY.
Emotions from people around the building
Ball get back to the cloud
eMOTION Picture Balls react on weather condition, create unique picture and color pattern - ‘eMOTION Picture’
Accretion cloud in time
SNOW SUN TEMPERATURE
Time line How is it possible to combine the logistic centre for Santa Claus with the idea of pure emotions, in the world where people follow only money, atavistic, often sel�sh needs while forgetting about love and empathy? Recalling an idea of 'A Christmas Carol' might be necessary to make it happen. I am convinced that presents should be put aside leaving the gap to be �lled with positive emotions and good deeds. Maybe Logistic Center for Santa Claus should not be �ll only in presents but mainly in good emotions and feelings. Maybe it's high time to hidden Logistic Center underground creating a new landscape with the cloud of pure joy and happiness - 'ENERGY OF GOOD PURE EMOTIONS'?
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Interaction with ball
Constant motion of balls - �uctuation of cloud, variability of emotions and feelings.
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App ‘eMOTION Cloud’
Record wishes around the world and send them to the balls
Tracking recorded ball in the cloud on digital model.
Receive ‘eMOTIONS Pictures’ from recorded balls.
Sharing ‘eMOTIONS Pictures’ by social networks.
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END.JOY End.Joy is a concept for logistics center that combines speed, social interaction, technology and entertainment from beginning until the end of the time in the center. SantaÂ´s logistics center includes sky restaurant, tour de factory, gospel amphitheater, the happiest sliding, the labyrinth maze, flower promenade, Santa hug stage and garden of heaven lobby.
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THE FJORD OF IMAGINATION The fjord is a natural place, closed, which can be accessed exclusively by an opening, which reveals only part of what there is inside. Once you cross the natural threshold, the mystery is revealed. The factory is closed to the outside but at the same time conceal inside a place to explore for visitors and a bright place for workers.
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Lelio di Loreto & Letizia Gorgo
THE FLAKE The design is a representation of the architecture of the unreal. The stylized crystal shape of a snowflake inspired SantaÂ´s logistics center. The whole project is developed inside the original shape: the flake is not modified in its symmetrical complexity but only in its geometrical symmetry.
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THE FLUCTUATING SANTA CLAUSâ€™ LOGISTIC CENTER The shapes of the waves have influenced the designs roof. The roof is the most important and distinguishing part of the logistics center and the rest has a typical rectangular plan. The different heights of steel frames are linked with tension lines and horizontal steel beams.
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Adeline Scheuren, Flora Major & Maury Lintermans
THE FOREST The logistics center is discretely located in a public forest and the roof follows the continuity of the treetops. The design creates harmony between the logistics center and the forest by using materials in both of the worlds. Wood and stone from the forest and steel and glass from the logistics center.
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tree huts random columns
concrete roof floor
translucent facade panels + glass
Surrounded by three main roads, we delimit the site by creating a public forest where the Ruukki logistic center is discretely located. The building disappears into the dense forest being buried into the ground giving optimal inertia. The roof, being green, wood or solar panels, follows the continuity of the tree tops. In a forest we find wood and stone. In a logistic center we find steel and glass. Using both, we create a harmony.
IMPLANTATION PLAN Scale: 1:2000
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FOREST STUMP The inspiration comes from Finnish movie â€œRare Exportsâ€? that turns Christmas and Santa upside down. The design for the logistics center is meant to look unearthly, strange and bit eerie. The construction consists roughly of two different volumes. One of which is a dominant, can be described as a stump. The second, lower part of the building complements the dominant volume.
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The logistics center for Mr Santa Claus
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Marco Di Foglio
FORTRESS The design for Santa´s logistics center is a fortress of joy. It´s shaped like a snowflake and its inspired by stories from the beginning.
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Olga Beatrice Carcassi, Marta Gnesi, Viola Tamberi & Alessandro Ariel Terranova
A GIFT RIBBON SantaÂ´s logistics center is shaped like a ribbon to create a dialog between inside and nature. The outside of the ribbon is coated with wood paneling, whereas the part that faces the inner courtyard is fully glazed, so that there is total perception of whatÂ´s going on in all parts of the functional center. This is the part where you can really experience the sense of Santa Claus.
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THE GIFT 483 The designÂ´s envelope is aerodynamic and energy efficient. The building has an interior greenhouse for gathering in case of special events and also as a heat buffer and light source for the workshop area. SantaÂ´s logistics center is buried 6m deep and for better sustainability the structure is made out of glulam and steel.
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THE GIFT SantaÂ´s logistics center is partially blended into the landscape by slopes, which bring new field of activity to the neighborhood. Using only low cost interventions, idea is economically and environmentally sustainable. Logistics center becomes a gift itself.
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LARGE GIFT STORE VIEW “Automatic high bay store”
SMALL GIFT STORE VIEW “Automatic mini load store”
GIFT MOUNTAINS Gift strings symbolize the excitement before opening the gift and the strings preserve the gift itself. The new logistics center preserves it´s secret and mystery until the visitor gets inside. The inspiration of arctic mountains unites the new logistics center to the nature of Lapland and Korvatunturi.
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THE GLACIER Logistics center “The glacier” let´s Santa Claus save the climate. The design creates an icon for preventing the greenhouse effect. Santa´s purpose isn´t only to make children of the present generation glad but also to make the future generations children happy. That requires acting in a sustainable way.
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A GLADE IN THE FOREST The structure of SantaÂ´s logistics center follows the shape of the site. Logistic buildings are slipped under the trees. The center has flexible structure at the boundary between nature and architecture.
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Santa House (offices)
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Future leisure places
GLOWS PROJECT The Glows project is positioned as a main hub, which reconnects with the surroundings. The openings on the facade are defined by interior spaces, which creates contrast with the burnt wood facade and glows in the landscape as landmark for the new area.
The Glows project is positioned as a main hub whic are opened to works with the futur leisure area on facing the future industrial area. And the officies, re center are looking on the forest and reconnecting stable will be introduced.
The Glows project consists of a visitor passage whic from the outside to the inside, it provides a flexible temporaral events, etc.). The main workshop and s different capacitites of adaptability by the shape. villion which could be removable. It can be seen b cape officies area provides flexible spaces organis are occupied by mais officies( like Santaâ€™s room) a
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GRAY BOX The design is a multipurpose space that will ensure the uniqueness of the project. The basic principles are flexibility, transparency, modernity and convenience. Parking area has a system that indicates about available parking spaces with lights.
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Jingying Zhang & Lin Zhang
GREEN LIGHT FOREST The overall site design emerges in a triangular shape of the Christmas tree, aligns with the boundaries and also satisfies the theme as a Santa ClausÂ´s logistics center. The essential form of the building layout and facades is drawn from the extraordinary character of aurora, with irregular curving shape and the echoing colours.
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Evgenia SuverinaThe Urbanization of modern world is arising more and more active but the mankind understands that the main basis is nature. The creation of architecture in harmony with visual environment is the toppriority task for a modern architect. Fascinating landscapes which create urbanized environment are chracteristic for Norway. As the distinguishing features of Norway are boundless plains and mountains, in this project I used a big number of straight planes which don’t interfere with environment’s perception. Only on the roof I created a complex On the roof there´s a complex construction, which reminds of mounconstruction which reminds of tains´ peaks and ice crystals´ sides. peaks and ice crystals’ sides. It makes possible to desegregatemountains’ the building into a landscape without It makes possible to desegregate the building losing it´s originality. into a landscape without losing it’s originality.
HARMONY OF ARCHITECTURE AND NATURE
Forming. Triangle crystals.
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Working out the conception I leaned on the thing that projection is making for a norwegian city which is situated with geographical conditions of snowy winter. I decided to start the engineering from the snowflake form which is created by nature and therefore harmonious. Form: Triangle At first in a way of consecutive simplification I obtained triangular planes which interrelate with each other perfectly. Studying the forms of individual snowflakes further I saw that some forms can be
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Khairul Afif Mohd Hasan
HIDDEN FOREST OF SANTA CLAUS The idea of back to nature is derived from the relationship between humans and trees.Taking the concept of Pine trees, the proposed project is comprises by series of column as a core structure supporting Mr. Clausâ€™ agendas during busy celebration.
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Criollo Cruz & Hernandez Andrea
HO HO HO The design is based on Santa Claus’s laughing slogan, which is HO HO HO. In this respect, the proposal shape symbolizes the “O” that compounds the mentioned slogan. In the same way, the “O” has an equality and unity meaning. Simplicity, flexibility and integration within the natural environment are the design intentions.
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RST FLOOR scale 1:500
HOHOHUB The climate, resources, wooden culture of Finland and the sustainability issues of today inspire the design. The openings between the waves allow daylight into the deep storage and the whole building. A continuing sloping roof all the way to the ground level, allows the public connection, minimizes the overall volume and makes a perfect ramp for Mr. Santa Claus and his sleigh.
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HOT ROLLIN MILL The design is based on a simple concept of contiguous parallel bars. The project gives a pragmatic solution to the programmatic and operational requirements of the logistics center and explores a spatiality to better relate it to its immediate context. SantaÂ´s logistics center contributes to the creation of an attractive cityscape.
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SECTION A-A 1:2000
DESCRIPTION OF THE MATERIALS The chosen materials represent the tradition of Finland and the modern and technological approach of Ruukki company. Corrugated sheet used on the facade corresponds with wood, which was in the past the main material in traditional ﬁnnish architecture. Under the corrugated sheets is a sufﬁcient layer of thermo isolation. Supporting structure is made out of steel Ruukki columns and steel Ruukki trusses. According to a simple construction design, the logistics centre allows multifunctionality and different uses of the space. SITEPLAN 1:2000
Tomaž Cirkvenčič & Dani Kaludjerovič
HUIPPU-IX The design is an abstract silhouette of mountains in Finland and a symbol of a Finnish village. Santa´s logistics center reminds of a set of houses placed tightly next to one another, creating a volume with glass atriums in between. These atriums provide the feeling of being in nature, when standing inside of the building.
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ICE CUBE SantaÂ´s logistics center is very gimmicky space. The design is transparent to attract and make visitors curious. Containers are stored vertically by using elevators placed all around. The design has a globe inside of a cube which spiral around to show that Santa is going all around the world.
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Liu Dandi, Mu Qipeng, Xu Ruipeng, Zhou Jifa & Zhang Zhongtian
ICE GOTHIC SantaÂ´s logistics center is gothic, romantique, towering, transparent and lightsome. Though the whole body of the building is cold and transparent, the busy work inside will bring you a kind of passionate psychological imagination.
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Ardit Qereshniku & Hysen Cifliku
THE ICE LOGISTIC SantaÂ´s logistics center is shaped like a silhouette of a snowflake fallen to the site. The four stores are orientated to the main roads, leaving the administrate store in the other side, making it more private. The tips of the snowflake are elevated which makes the building more dynamic and visitors experience the building differently from each part of the road they pass by the building.
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ICY KINGDOM The key idea of the design is ice in the sea. Santaâ€™s logistic center consists of two volumes: storage and office. Store building resembles two large ice floes, and the office part is like an iceberg having the complex shape. Both buildings are reflected in the ponds, which are located near them (round the office and in front of the stores).
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200 23 22
21 20 19 18
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1.7 3 500
10 9 8
6 30 x 150 =
1.4 8 500
7 100 3 600
1. landscape ofce 2.-21. ofce room (12 m2) 22.-24. ofce room (20 m2) 25. Santa’s room 26.-27. meeting room (60m2) 28.-30. meeting room (40m2) 31.-34. WC 35. WC disabled 36. cleaning room
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Aleksandra Prawda, Jan Piziak, Katarzyna Sawicka & Aleksandra Tomaka
ILMARINEN’S NEST In Santa´s logistics center every floor is bright. The building has glass walls and walkable paths around the offices. The design has flexible spaces curtailed in four independent modules consisting of storage, delivery space, transfer area and workshop.
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Patryk ´S lusarski
IMPATIENT CHILD The design focuses on three basics: function, making co-operations and making the world a place for creativity. Santa´s logistics center has big opened spaces. The building is friendly to landscape and sustainable.
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David GonĂ§alves Monterio
IN BETWEEN SKYLIGHTS AND SHELVES SantaÂ´s logistics center is defined by the organization of three volumes. The main building for the logistics center and two warehouses each divided in two separated areas. The main building, with a reduced height settles as almost as a rock in the landscape. This building is directly connected to the green area in the site.
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INTO THE WOODS The design transforms the industrial site to a vivid, lively and natural area. Foresting the whole site ensures a mild microclimate that protects the area from wind and the noise from the highway. The forest grants a pleasant milieu for workers and visitors.
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JÄTKÄNKYNTTILÄT The shape of traditional Finnish log stove inspires the concept. Jätkänkynttilä is a simple heat source used instead of common campfire. The hearth of the jätkänkynttilä is fire located on the bottom of the log. There´s four hub buildings located on the north of the site. The office building is the center of the complex and it is located at the top of the hub buildings. All buildings are connected with the office.
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Marta Siemin Â´ ka
KALEIDOSCOPE SantaÂ´s logistics center should be functional and magical, universal and unique. Due to that, the plan is really simple: an empty inside cuboid with a core, like box with a present. The facade represents the extraordinary image of the building. The skin of the building is like wrapping paper for a gift. It consist of the colorful, demi-transparent or reflective glasses or mirrors, which provides not only the privacy and a lot of light but also the possibility to observe activities going inside.
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valley is created. In the basement level, this valley serves as a connection between the two peaks, joining the areas of production to the packaging and distribution center. In the ground floor, this valley provides ample public space to enjoy warmer days. It is also the main path to approaching the project.
Mónica A. Rivera
KORVATUNTURI 99999 Finnish tradition places Santa Claus in the mountains of Korvatunturi, surrounded by nature where he hides his workshops in the three peaks. The concept reinterprets the three peaks of Korvatunturi in three distinct triangular volumes. The first peak represents Santa Claus’s room, where there´s a perfect view to the remaining two peaks.
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THE LANTERN SantaÂ´s logistics center consists of three mayor elements: two storage units and an office building, the three joined by a public plaza that connects with the surrounding park designated area. The structure containing the office building can turn into a huge light creating a landmark in the woods.
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Ewelina ElzÂˇ bieta Cis
LETTERSâ€™ VOYAGE Letters to Mr. Santa Claus has inspired the design. Logistics center in city of Oulu is a modern complex that meets the high functional requirements and provides an unforgettable aesthetic experience. Complex is divided into two parts: technical and representational. The design is a combination of white and gold.
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Patrycja Słowik, Katarzyna Klimasz & Małgorzata S´mietana
LINKING BETWEEN Santa´s logistics center links urban, functional and natural together. The design combines the near by urban areas to the center like a paper clip merges paper. The path in the logistics center loops in such a way that the visitor is able to see all the functions of the center. The height of the building is reduced at six meters.
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Alina Abdrakhmanova & Arsen Khairov
LOGISTIC HUB FOR MR SANTA CLAUS The big idea of this design is that delivery vehicles have an access to every storage area at the ground floor and doesn´t have intersections with visitors. Santa´s logistics center provides sheltered yard that protects the visitors from wind.
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Store/ Hard presents Flat landscape
Museum & Exhibition & Excursion zone
Office spaces Flat landscape, beautiful views and three roads around competition site are main reasons that dictate the circle form of the logistic center's plan.
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2. Building #1
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Oulu Airport 8,5 km
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Circle shapes the first building that consists the store, service spaces and restaurant. The second building is a trapezoidal shape that acts as the main lobby. The basic volume of the first building is pushed up from the ground and creates a new height level.
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The circle shape consists of the store, service spaces with parking places around them and restaurant.
The trapezoidal shape acts as the main lobby with a couple new functions - creative zone for small visitors and them parents.
The basic volume of building #1 is pushed up from the ground and creating a new height level. Entrance to the building #2 is connection to the new level. During warmer months, they are used as a place of recreation and picnic area, and in the cold season, the slopes become a place for winter fun.
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LOGISTICS CENTER IN OULU
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POSSIBILITIES OF ExTENDING ThE BUILDING
LOGISTRUCTURE The design for Santa´s logistics center is steel structural building filled with prefabricated boxes. The steel structure allows redeveloping the building if it’s needed.
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LOGVILLE The shape of the building was designed to work with surroundings and suite the context of the Oulu city, as well as the lifestyle of Santa Claus. The design is a combination of functions of a logistic center and functions of a village. The visitors and delivery are separated on different levels.
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Ewa Górska, Tomasz Jaz· dz· ewski & Rafał Grunwald
LUMIKINOS The headquarters of such a unique person should have a unique form. The simple shape of the building is inspired by snowdrift that´s been carried away and raged by the Arctic wind. Each element of the building has been refined to find its place in the Christmas story. Even driveway to the car park is designed to image the flowing water from the melting glacier. When the snow will cover everything Santa´s logistics center becomes an integral part of Oulu’s landscape.
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THE MAGICAL CRYSTALS
THE MAGICAL CRYSTALS
Truck parking area
Santa´s logistics center consists of storage and workshop zone and a zone of a visitors’ center. The common roof, supported by treelike steel supports, unites visually different functional areas. Multifaceted skylights in the roof remind of the structure of ice crystals.
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Designed building of Santa Claus’ logistics center in the city of Oulu is a combination of different functions in a single volume. The building consists of a storage and workshop zone and a zone of a visitors’ center. Visually different functional areas are united by the common roof, supported by treelike steel supports. Multifaceted skylights in the roof remind of the structure of ice crystals. The name and an image of the project are related with shining crystals in winter forest. Free shape of the building allows it to fit harmoniously into the surrounding landscape. Stores are the volumes without windows, lit only overhead light. In contrast to the stores area visitors’ center is designed as a fully glazed three-level volume. Panoramic glazing is oriented to the trees growing in the border area.
At the first level of the visitors’ center a loun restaurant and office and technical facilities a Technical rooms are located so that it was m provide the normal functioning of both parts At the second level there are offices, meeti of Santa Claus. This is the main hall of the b above the main entrance. To Santa Claus's o staircase and the panoramic elevator conduc level. Entrance to the visitor center is highlig colors designs. From the offices of the secon access to the storage area through extensive workshops can be arranged. The third level is a terrace where workplace of the center and a zone of reception of visit
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MAGICSCAPE The volumes of the building emerge from the earth and the fields will become floating green roofs. The sequence of Santa´s working operation inspires the relations among the functions, which are organized around an internal “secret” square. Square´s curved surface derives from the slope from which Santa starts his Christmas journey.
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MAKE DREAMS REALITY The main concept is connecting the regular forms of the working zones with the much smoother forms of the public areas, thus forming two interconnected zones - Work and Leisure. The public building is situated in between the two zones and in front of it there is a reflection pool that goes deep between the stores. In summer people can go for a walk along it and in winter they can ice skate. Green spaces are increased by a huge usable green deck above the four stores where people can go for a walk and enjoy the views from above. You can go up there via a big ramp, which in winter becomes a ski and sleigh piste from where Santa can take off or land.
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MAKHARIA JIMA The idea of SantaÂ´s logistics center is obtained in the form of improvisation. The project characterized the interior space, which will be directly connected with nature. The design combines the natural resources in the interior.
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Kostandin Jano, Ardevis Keraj & Ardit Memisha
MOUNTAIN SILUETE The design reaches the 4-th dimension and goes beyond the limits of an ordinary logistic park. SantaÂ´s logistics center is functional, attractive and creative. The building borrows characteristics from nature like continuity, sustainability and colours.
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MR SANTA CLAUS LOGISTIC CENTER The design is a subtle fusion of traditional Christmas symbols and modern design. The building has two round lifts that remind of Christmas baubles and columns shaped as candy canes. The center has special LED system, which changes colours and creates aurora illusion.
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MY LEGENDARY UNBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE The main concept of SantaÂ´s logistics center is based on legends and fairy tales. The storage area is designed to look like ice, diamond or candies. Colours are red, white and green inspired by Christmas and Santa Claus.
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SANTA´S NETWORKING CENTRE
a VERTICAL CIRCULATION LOBBY RECEPTION LOUNGE
WORKSHOPS AND STORES
BUILDING OPENS TOWARDS THE SOUTH AND PROTECTS ITS VISITORS FROM NOISE OF THE HIGHWAY
b´ VERTICAL CIRCULATION WORKSHOPS AND STORES
CIRCULAR COURTYARDS LEAD LIGHT INTO THE WORKSHOPS AND STRENGHTEN THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY
NEW IDENTITY FOR SANTA
STAIRCASE FACING SOUTH INVITES TO SIT DOWN
LANDSCAPE OFFICE SMALLER OFFICES STORAGE AND WC PARKING FOR 200 CARS 250 BICYCLES 4 TRUCKS
TREES CREATE A TRESHOLD BETWEEN THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE BUILDING
SANTA´S OFFICE IS SITUATED ON A PROMINENT POSITION IN THE REFURBISHED HUT WHICH IS SHOWING THE RESPECT TO TRADITIONAL VALUES
a´ RESTAURANT WITH OUTDOOR TERRACE
GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1:500
MEETING ROOMS LARGER OFFICES STORAGE AND WC
GROUND FLOOR PLAN 1:500
The design changes the image of Santa´s business. Santa of the future uses his worldwide network for promoting cooperation. His clients are encouraged to actively take part in the generosity we connect with Santa. Workshops are organized and the information about possibilities to volunteer and help is gathered.
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B-B´ SECTION 1:500
MATERIAL FOR THE FACADE: INSPIRED BY POLAR BEAR´S FUR VARIOUS WORKSHOPS ARE ORGANIZED, THE CENTRE OFFERS ENOUGH SPACE FOR EXCHANGING AND DONATING GOODS AND SKILLS
(VIZ BIONICS IN TEXTILES: FLEXIBLE AND TRANSLUCENT THERMAL INSULATIONS FOR SOLAR THERMAL APPLICATIONS STEGMAIER, LINKE, PLANCK, 2009)
TRANSPARENT THERMAL INSULATION
ABSORBER FOR MEDIUM HEATING
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Leslie Bouille, Eugenie Pellissier & Roy Claire
NORDIC ANTHOLOGY This design stands out from traditional logistics building with a composition of volumes inspired by the cultural and architectural Finnish wealth. The roof reflects on an exceptional imagery of northern shapes, coming both from a local vernacular culture and a popular imagination of Santa Claus.
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THE NORTH POLE LOGISTICS CENTRE The idea of the design is to create a building that would go beyond the mundane industrial facility and ultimately possess a strong identity that would add an experiential quality to its surroundings. The focus has been to create naturally lit spaces that ease the work as well as sustainability by using Ruukki products to make the building airtight, fire resistant and energy efficient.
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Pavel Khegay, Amir Idiatulin, Evgeniy Morozov & Dmitriy Chalenko
NORTHERN BOXES SantaÂ´s logistics center is bright and salient. The center attracts local people with exhibition space, lecture hall, nursery and gift-shop. The functions transform to different pavilions connected by an open gallery. The pavilions have gift wrap around them â€“ brightly coloured facades with patterns in the Finnish style.
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NORTHERN LIGHTS AND FACES OF THE MOON Santa´s logistics center is inspired by Finland’s beautiful winter nights. On dark times the walls of the main building are lighted with reflections of Northern lights, created with lights under the roof and on the ground. Especially on greenish glass facade this creates marvelous sight. There are northern lights also inside the building.
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and uninterrupted interactions between the zones. We at the Northpoint Nexus hope that you will thoroughly enjoy this magical ride! Let the merry season begin!
Merry Christmas, The Northport Nexus elves team
Lim Meng Jin
to Oulu city center 37 minutes
THE NORTHPOLE NEXUS SantaÂ´s logistics center is constructed with a modular grid, both for structural and shelving purposes, allowing units and spaces to be arranged with great flexibility, both horizontally and vertically. The intention is that visitors feel as if they are a present, taking a ride on the conveyor belts, experiencing the process inside out.
to Korvatunturi 6 hours
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to Oulu Airport 37 minutes
The Northport Nexus is oriented in such a way that it is precisely facing Korvatunturi, where Mr. Santaâ€™s factory and headquarters are located!
PERAVAINIO SITE PLAN 1:2000
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ON THE FOUR WINDS The design is based on the combination of mythic-mythological elements of the Nordic traditions. The courtyard base circle resembles a shaman drum. The circle and building group is oriented along the main compass directions. Each functions of the building entity are allocated in connected separate units, which resemble samic cone shaped huts. Uppermost of all is the visual symbol of the building, formed like reindeer horns.
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PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL AREA
E8 CULTURAL CENTER
OPEN PASSAGES AND EXCLAMATION MARKS
NEW FACTORY. EXISTING GREEN PATH WAY EXISTING BUILDINGS CATALYZED PATHS EXCLAMATION POINT
847 NEW FACTORY. EXISTING GREEN EXISTING BUILDIN CATALYZED PATH EXCLAMATION PO
PROPOSED ACTIV ROAD TOWN BOUNDAR PROPOSED INDUS
GREEN PATH WAY Nature, PublicEXISTING Spaces, Factories. EXISTING BUILDINGS CATALYZED PATHS EXCLAMATION POINT
Reassembling action. Open Public Passages network. Open Passages. Future lines of growing being part of the urban structure.
The Open Passages connect territorial relevant areas each other : the Exclamation Marks. Site plan. 1/2000
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PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL AREA
The pairing space public / industry opens new logics of work and new opportunities for the public space. The project focuses on the reassembly of the parts (space public / industry) for a better performance. Reassembly at multiple scales, paraphrasing Bruno Latour, cultural, social and industrial.
Nuria Bernal Rivera
OPEN PASSAGES AND EXCLAMATION MARKS
PROPOSED ACTIVITIES -SPACES ROAD TOWN BOUNDARY PROPOSED INDUSTRIAL AREA
VISITORS CYCLE LANE EMPLOYEES LORRIES CARS CAR PARKING LORRIES PARK
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Razvan Florin Apostol & Mihaela Surdu
OULU LOGISTICS SantaÂ´s logistics center represents attributes of the following century. Storage of the center is positioned vertically and truck parking area is moved into the basement. The four main storages are divided into cube shaped modules with a size of five meters, which unite and form larger or smaller storage spaces as needed.
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OVER THE HILLS
OVER THE HILLS The design connects industry to the plot - Oulu, Finland nature, offering the employees both creative and comfortable working spaces and a stretch of greenery that would also give the inhabitants of Oulu the possibility to interact with the place “where the magic happens”. The form clearly marks the location while celebrating the metaphorical fairytale hills and the Finnish landscape - without overpowering it.
logistics? flexibility? organization!
build: can the landscape handle just a box for functions?
storage + workshops offices
separate the functions to invite light and air inside
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THE GREEN HILL THE WHITE HILL delivery area truck parking
The concept of OVER THE HILLS came from the idea that a place that works all year long for that one day of people’s happiness shouldn’t be locked away from the public. As an industrial object’s purpose was never closer to the people, it should be celebrated just like a public space, but also a workplace for all it’s employees and a highly representative building.
access: separate heavy transportation from guests and commuters
Legends and fairytales from our childhoods leave us believing that all the magic in this world happens over the hills, over the forests and far away. We grow up accepting that those stories are our only window into the intangible fantasy world. The magic of Christmas is an exception in that matter, since once every year we get the unique oportunity to experience its wonders. That is the time we actually may find ourselves believing that the scary forests are not so dark, the mighty hills might be climbed and we can get a little touch of what is inexistent in our everyday lives.
surrouding? fill with nature! allow people to enjoy it
OVER THE HILLS connects industry to nature, offering the employees both creative, comfortable working spaces and a stretch of greenery that would also give the inhabitants of Oulu the possibility to interact with the place „where the magic happens”. The form clearly marks the location while celebrating the metaphorical fairytale hills and the Finnish landscape - without overpowering it.
guest and employee parking pathways flowerbeds and other vegetation lawn and tall grass trees
site plan 1:1000
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PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
PACKMAN The center is a well-known secret that everybody knows and sees, just like Mr. Santa himself. The building is circle shaped with load bearing transportation pipes that cross around the facade. The whole mass is lifted up to separate the truck transportation and parking. A light gap inside the building is the heart of the new logistics center.
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TRUCK CHECK-IN TRUCK AND PARKING ENTRANCE
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
Sanni Sipil채 & Lotta Kindberg
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
MR SANTA´S RUUKKI PRODUCTS MADE LOGICTIC CENTRE IN OULU IS EVERYDAY AS FUN AS THE CHRISTMAS DAY!
ROOF CONSISTS MOSTLY OF RUUKKI SMART ROOF. IN THE EDGES OF THE ROOF THERE IS A SLICE OF THIN GREEN ROOF.
PIPE SLIDES CIRCLE AROUND THE BUILDING EXTERIOR FUNCTIONING AS A FUN TRANSPORTATION METHOD AND SUPPORT. THE SLIDES ARE MADE OF RUUKKI RR LARGE DIAMETER PILES.
THE FACADE IS MOSTLY MADE OF RUUKKI LIBERTA SOLAR SYSTEM PANELS. GLASS PARTS IN BETWEEN THE SOLAR PANELS ARE TEMPERED AND LAMINATED CLEAR GLASS WITH SOLAR PROTECTED SHIELDS. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE ARE CLEAR GLASS PLANKS IN A WELDED FORM.
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT
MAIN STRUCTURE OF THE BUILDING MASS IS MADE OF RUUKKI STEEL TRUSSES.
SANTA CLAUS´S NEW LOGISTIC CENTRE IN PERÄVAINIO, OULU IS FUN, INNOVATIVE AND COOL. THE CENTRE IS A WELL KNOWN SECRET THAT EVERYBODY KNOWS
THE BUILDING IS CIRCLE SHAPED WITH LOAD BEARING TRANSPORTATION PIPE SLIDES CROSSING AROUND THE FACADE. THE WHOLE MASS IS LIFTED UP TO SEPARATE
THE WORKSHOPS CREATE THE OUTMOST LAYER IN THE BUILDING. FOUR SYMMETRICAL WORKSHOP SPACES ARE DESIGNED TO BE AS FLEXIBLE AS POSIBLE AND
BIG SLOPE FROM THE STREET LEADS THE VISITORS INSIDE. AROUND THE LIGHT GAP ANOTHER SLOPE LEADS PEOPLE UP TO THE OWNERS, MR. SANTA
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Boris Hermann Kamte Mekontchou
PANDORAâ€™S BOX The design creates a relationship between the architecture and the city. SantaÂ´s logistics center becomes an ideal working space. The project takes advantage of the opportunities offered by the cold climate, terrain and vegetation to produce a great and convivial setting.
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Kaori Takano, Ayaka Ushiyama, Haruka Okugawa, Sayaka Tsuruda, Mari Miyaji & Ayane Hamaguchi
PLEASANT PRESENT FOREST Santa´s logistics center is bright and open place. There are piles of presents towering like mountains and a great chimney where Santa´s room is. The chimney is a landmark for the whole center.
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Sabirova Liliya & Elena Radchenko
POLAR LIGHTS HOUSE The site plan is developed from the traditional patterns of the Finno-Ugric tribes and the volumetric planning decisions were based on the trajectory of the sun and turns of a truck. SantaÂ´s logistics center is a cold iceberg resembling a lighthouse for the trucks, which are lost during the polar night. At the same time, the roof of the public part serves as a ski slope.
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“THE POLAR SNAKE” 2/3 Mikko Siltanen
THE POLAR SNAKE The building is like a snake in the field. The facade reminds colourful northern lights. The form of the roof slope is changing. Building separates the traffic of the site from the truck yard, car parking and pedestrian area.
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Kirsty Grascha & Simon Perdereau
POLARIS The “tail” of Santa´s logistics center seems to penetrate the ground, whereas the “head” reaches up to a height of about thirty meters, offering a stunning view of the surrounding landscape. The shape of the architecture reminds us of both the animal and mineral world.
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Section drawing AA 1:500
Space distribution diagram Main lobby & Office spaces Workshops & Storage area Service spaces Truck car park Space distribution diagram
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Drop-off area Main lobby & Office spaces
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Main traffic diagram Truck traffic Truck access
Pedestrian access diagram Rooftop and ground area pedestrian access
Car traffic Car access Main traffic diagram Truck traffic
Pedestrian access diagram Rooftop and ground area pedestrian access
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Gudrun Jona Arinbjarnardottir
POLE STAR BRINGING FORTH THE YULETID SantaÂ´s logistics center is an attractive building that draws attention to the fascinating spatial expressions that a warehouse can offer. The building does not overshadow the surrounding residential areas because the warehouse is lowered by six and a half meters.
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THE PRESENT The logistics center we made depicts an unwrapped present. In the heart of it there is a round dome that connects the store rooms and also serves as an event hall. The center is connected to Oulu by bicycle ways that wind through the store rooms and give visitors a chance to peek into Santa`s doings.
Lauri Läänelaid & Anne Kaljas
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P.Venkatesan, Atul Dwivedi, Sahil Gupta, Devendra Singh & Aftab Alam
QUTUB The building is conceptualized in such a way that it comprises greenhouse technology and energy efficient methods. The design maximizes the natural light area that the building is less dependable on artificial lights. SantaÂ´s logistics center allows the maximum concentration and efficiency.
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Tommaso Maserati & Simone Varani
THE RED BARN Organic and natural landscape outside the building was designed to create a sharp contrast with the rational and geometrical lines of the interior. The buildings main opening reveals a tree structure of workshops and office spaces with SantaÂ´s office on top.
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THE RED SPARROW OF THE NORTH The design encloses cars and industrial operations into a shell of strong colours, so it makes it easily recognizable, and leaves the illusion that inside there is more green, almost like a continuation of the landscape that surrounds it. The green oasis inside the shell acts as a filter between the road and the parking lot and gives the impression of a continuous green.
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RÉNSZARVAS AGANCS The design values the Finnish traditional landscape. The traditional view, smell and touch of wood create unforgettable experience for urbanized brains. Although this is an industrial building it never feels like one.
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. SANTA CLAUS
THE RESIDENCE OF MR. SANTA CLAUS The main idea of design is the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle includes the North Pole and some parts of different countries: Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Canada, Alaska, Russia. Their forms on the geographical map were starting point for forms of pavilions of the logistic center. Guests can see only the most interesting, and the technical part is hidden from their eyes under the ground. The central point of the Arctic Circle - the North Pole – belongs to Santa. The glass residence of Mr. Santa is located under the huge Christmas tree in the center of the yard which combines all pavillons.
SITE PLAN M1:2000 GUESTS AREA SERVICE AREA OFFICE AREA SANTA AREA
TOP LEVEL PLAN M1:500 13 m2
FIGURE SKATE AND SLED RENT 247 m2
12 m2 13 m2
BUILDING MANAGEMENT, MONITORING AND SERVER ROOM
16 m2 16 m2
4 m2 2
13 m 12 m2
12 m2 13 m2
OFFICE 13 m2 ROOMS 13 m2
STORE AREA 1
13 m2 12 m2
MEETING ROOM MEETING 40 m2 ROOM
CLEANING CENTER MEETING ROOM
WC 35 m2
OFFICE & BREAK ROOM
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OPEN CAFE 100 m2
SANTA’S ROOM 69 m2
STORAGE MEETING ROOM 2
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THE REVEALING LANDSCAPE
ought about hard & he balance between re-shape the existing ping the permeable
The area has been mainly divided in a front and back area: the front one more public and the back one more private. The building creates a formal contrast mimicking the sharp ice layer that once was over the smooth hilly Finnish landscape.
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SANKI Logistics center is locally a community center and globally a destination. Santa aids the local society by creating an ice skating area during the winter and an open park in summer. Beneath the frozen lake is a lounge. A thin layer of ice above the ceiling forms beautiful compositions of fissures and flowers as light pores through.
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SANTA CLAUS SUPER STAR The Christmas tree is the center of the logistics center where the family of colleagues gathers from the offices. The structure of a snowflake has inspired the form of the building. Radially spreading paths leads to the warehouses.
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THE SANTA CLAUS TEMPLE SantaÂ´s logistics center is designed to look simple from outside and beautiful inside. The exterior evokes the rigor of the work while the inside inspires dreams and will appeal to your imagination. The design is a mix of regular pattern of Oulu and a temple for Santa ClausÂ´s workshops.
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SANTA CLAUS’S LOGISTICS CENTER Santa´s logistics center is made from different shaped gift boxes. Office spaces, main lobby and service spaces are situated in red and white box that are mainly made of glass. Santa´s office is in the white box where he can view the entrance, reception and lobby.
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Jor-El Su Martinez
SANTA FANTASY AND REALITY In the design fantasy and reality of Santa converge to create a delightful space where fun and work come together; where the reality of efficiency and the delight of fantasy is merged to blur their difference.
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SANTA LOGIC Logistics center for Santa Claus is a gift for visitors. The shape of the soft line in the aurora borealis inspires the form of the building. The center of the open atrium symbolizes the Christmas day.
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SANTE PRESENT SantaÂ´s logistics center is all about sharing. Employees and visitors share time, space, ideas and activities. Red coloured metal surface serves as an external skeleton to support the panels of the facade. Its design makes the building resemble a large parcel in decorative wrap.
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Alexandra Mihailescu & Ilinca Buzea
SANTA’S CHRISTMAS STAR Santa´s logistics center emerges from the ground reminding of a volcanic eruption. The building has a core as bright as magma. The entire structure is sunken, entrance being possible after descending on wide ramps. The slope created from one of the warehouse’s roofs provided the dynamic and interactive input needed, ensuring a good playground for children.
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Jose A Carbo-Dominguez
SANTAâ€™S CONIFER CONE HUD Hud is based on the pine cone structure and growing process. Pine cone has a central and primary structure that by the growing process of the seed gets covered by the remaining parts of the seed in helicoidally shape. In terms of the building the main and primary structure are the workshops and the remaining program covers them. The helicoidal shape is represented by the ramps that facilitate the circulation.
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Patrycja Pokrzywa, Yorick Isnard, Jiri Pokorny & Ivan Genov
SANTAâ€™S DOCK SantaÂ´s logistics center is interesting, lively and dynamic. The design creates a lake to attract and invite visitors. The lake also makes it possible to use floating objects. These objects are pods placed on pontoons with a plan of a functional warehouse or small factory. They are made with wood and translucent glass.
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SANTA'S GOT LOGISTICS ? Nikolina Kordun
SITE PLAN 1:2000
LEVEL 0_ 0.00_1:500
SANTAâ€™S GOT LOGISTICS
The logistics center has four storage halls and one hall with offices, restaurant and lounge for welcoming visitors. All five halls are connected with wagons on the first level. They all have steel support structure and metal facade cladding, only in different colors.
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SPRINKLER CENTER TRASHROOM TELE/DATA
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Christina Amberg santa`s interface_oulu/finland
extension area lorry parking
parking zone recreation area
drop off zone visitors
The center located nearly in the middle of the site generates two exterior areas: one for visitors with an appealing spot in front of the building and one for workers with an green recreation space. The office is the heart of the logistics center between the two storage areas. site plan 1_2000
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connects the main components of logistics: efficient strategies, storage and transport in form and structure. the most important instance of an logistic center is the office managing the coordination, controlling and transportation of good. furthermore the right amount of the right products on the right place and quality on time. the center located nearly in the middle of the site generates two exterior areas: one for visitors with an appealing spot in front of the building and one for workers with an green recreation space. conceptual based on the office called - the interface - linking all necessary processes together, functioned as the heart of the logistic center between the two storage areas. the form orientates on the information flow outsending from the interface and functional adapting to the program. it integrates into the land site with its up shaping to the storage sides out of the interface. the inner structure and front deduces out of the concept and flow into each other. along the facade wide open ribbon windows ensuring for good
office main lobby
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Stefano D’ Armento
SANTA’S LIGHTS The design aims to hide all the facilities by integrating them in the landscape. Santa´s logistics center has only one visible building. The building has classical and familiar hut shape, with the use of glass that lets the building light the surroundings. Santa´s logistics center is a light landmark in the dark winter days.
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SANTA’S LITTLE HELPERS The designs main block uplifts itself like a giant iceberg. Instead of using reindeers which are not very efficient Santa will “make his magic” by using drones. The shape of the building focuses the winds from many directions and transfers it to the center of the building. Focused wind drives the drones’ propellers and creates electricity for the whole complex.
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composing building to create a centre and a heart of the logistic village
Jiri Betlach & Michala Konarikova
SANTAâ€™S LOGISTIC VILLAGE SantaÂ´s village composes the buildings together to create a center and a heart of the logistic village. A multifunctional platform connects all the buildings and provides a place where to rest or meet with colleagues. The facades are made of wood and glazing is orientated to the south to maximize the solar power.
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glazing is orientated to the south to maximize the solar power, an exterior shading system is of course necessary
multifunctional platform connects all the buildings into the exterior, it also provides a place where to rest or meet with colleagues southern view
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Michał ´S cigaj
SANTA’S MOUNTAIN The logistics center covered by mountain gives sustainable shelter for Santa to hide his elves and give incredible impression for visitors. It is a place of fun and entertained working. Santa ’s Mountain has some kind of mystery in it that will never be discovered.
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Monika Rafajova & Tereza Keilova
SANTAÂ´S MOUNTAIN The most important element of the new logistics hub is its mountain peak shape that represents strong logistics center. This shape is inspired by the traditional gable roof design and mountains natural elements, which grow up from the flat surface and transform it. The design is a new complex that highlights both nature and culture.
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Magdalena Polewczyk, Magdalena Gołofit & Ewa Piszczek
SANTA’S SHINING COTTAGE Santa´s logistics center cooperates with nature and binds with typical local houses. The warehouses are hidden under a green platform. On top of the building there are skylights similar to typical Oulu homes. The design includes Santa Claus´s promotional center, which uses the famous Santa Claus to attract potential tourists and investors.
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SANTAâ€™S SHOWROOM Logistics center is divided into four parts: reception with lounge, office space, workshop and services. In between is a â€œstreetâ€? covered with three layers thick glass roof, which supplies the building with natural light and creates a space for people to interact. The building is not only designed as a factory but as well as a showroom. Visitors can get to know the building by walking on a ramp.
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Livie Sukma Taristania
SANTAâ€™S SNOWFLAKE SantaÂ´s logistics center is inspired by the crystal structure of snow. The concept of the main facade is to accentuate the modern side and to create something iconic. With the use of the material that characterizes modern buildings such as glass, steel and concrete, this logistics area allows the legend to become a reality.
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Raluca Lazar, Alexandru Neagoe & Irina Padina
SANTAâ€™S VILLAGE The concept on which we based our project is a small community of elfs working for Santa Claus. The design is a small village where elfs bring the Christmas magic to life. Every house has its own special workshop where handmade toys are created, letters from all over the world are carefully read and where gifts for all the children are wrapped and delivered further, in every corner of the world.
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Marta Sokulska, Jacek Malinowski & Monika LemanÂ´ska
SANTAâ€™S WEB The design is combination of practical and eco-friendly construction with the futuristic vision. The walls of the building are smoothly emerging from the ground. The shape rises in waves to create an inner space for the halls. The halls are partly underground and the roof has many slopes with windows. Symbolic part is the snowball that rises above the hills where Santa HQ operational office is located.
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SANTAâ€™S WORK PLACE Concept of this project is to create not only strong but also exciting connection between visitors and logistics. The design gives three different types of opportunities for visitors to explore logistics: bridges around the whole complex, ropeway connections and glass-roofed tunnels, which are placed under the stores and work shop areas.
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The character of the building is calm and pragmatic. ROOF This corresponds OPERATED to typological characteristics of the logistics center and does not contradict with the landscape. Silhouette and form are as simple as possible. The main accent is the entrance - made of red coloured sandwich panels. There is a growing Christmas tree in front of the main entrance. Public area can also serve as a Christmas market.
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SANTAS MAGIC VILLAGE SantaÂ´s magic village has many separate buildings in order to make the whole area an attraction for all users. In the first building with main lobby and the offices is a huge Christmas tree where everyone can put their Christmas letters and cards. The store buildings have several secret underground passages that lead to Santa ClausÂ´s office and he is the only one that can use them and know their existence.
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SANTE PRESENT The logistics center is divided in six categories and those parts are like Christmas presents surrounded by pine trees. The design brings joy, happiness and colour into the workplace and visiting destination.
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SCH-SANTA’S CHIMNEYS HATS The basis of Santa´s logistics center follows the form of the area and it is six meters high. All the offices are in four big chimneys, like the universally known representation with Santa Claus with his hat coming down the chimney to bring the presents.
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Catarina Bota Leal
SECOND NATURE In an imaginary world where trees are complex structures designed by human hands, a new architecture is born. The tree emerges as the conceptual module for the idea of Santa´s logistics center. By rearranging and repeating a tree, one comes to the building design, a second nature following a first one. The module/tree sets the foundation for a versatile and sustainable project.
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SHOOTING STAR FANTASY Magic and elegancy are the core concepts of the design for this logistics center. A simple curving trajectory creates the main administration function of the facility and dragging by a huge volume of workshop part which also alludes the symbolic huge red gift bag of Mr. Santa Claus. The upper level will open to a roof top snow scape, where a visitor can slide on sleigh, just like a shooting star.
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A simple curving trajectory creates the main administration function of the facility and dragging by a huge volume of workshop part, whi bag of Mr. Santa Claus. Ramping or stepping up to the upper level will open to a roof top snow scape, where both kid and adult can enjoy
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Singular is a unique logistics center concept built around two continuously running circular conveyer belts. The continuous flow of material allows users to simultaneously take, modify, store and build products. The two circular belts naturally create three functional Santa´s GLASS spaces: OPENING IN EVERY ENTRY workshop and the supply yard within the circles and the management area in their intersection.
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The white colour of the vertical cladding gives to the logistic center a kind of magic, a sort of immaterial character that make it blurring inside the snowy landscape. The boring common storehouse are replaced by a space for community, a building that seems almost intangible, that is in a perfect relation with the natural environment and that is able to collect people attracted by different activities, all related to the great world of Santa Claus.
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Lenka Petra ´ kova ´, Matu´ˇs Nedecky´ & Stefan Turcovsky
SKYHALL Main interest was to satisfy both the functional needs of the project while simultaneously creating a cultural community hub that would help develop the area in a genuine way. The building is divided by a central community garden that reflects its surroundings and incorporates its genius loci. By creating a natural break in the building various semi-public areas are created, as well as common spaces for visitors and employees at differing levels. The logistic centre is a new idea hub to promote technological advancement and provoke a reason for tourists and locals to continually return in order to keep up with the new implementations. The project looks into the future of architecture of logistic centres by shifting the workflow towards robotic systems. This will make it possible to optimize the future growth of needed space in an efficient and effective manner.
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Jiri Vojtesek & Jakub Rolecek
SKYLIGHT The design reduces unnecessary tasks and helps to smoothly manage collaborations, traffic and logistics. Center is a symmetrical box with a crossing neck, which is layered to five levels; both sided for better view and control. SantaÂ´s hub runs like a clock, looks like a sky and is a place where visitors can catch a glimpse of Santa.
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Christopher Nelson & Heather Cooper
SNO-GLOBE FIELDS The project actively adapts both the united dedication of the work environment and vibrant energy of the public to one another to create a haven for interaction, learning and inspiration. From the street front one can see Christmas trees as newly crafted gifts appear on the trees and as a visitor one will be able to experience a magical realm of snow.
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SNOW DRAPERY The project bases its program on a fusion of constructed areas and the integration of public spaces and open-air spaces. To make SantaÂ´s logistics center an incredible experience, the project works as a posture generator. It transforms public space to suggest postures, parcours, or choreographies.
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SNOWFLAKE LOGISTIC CENTER Like a piece of snowflake lying on the ground, the logistics center is composed of four separated buildings, two storage buildings and two office buildings. The whole project is distributed in shape, but highly integrated in operation. A walking platform is designed to connect each building, like the main branch of the snowflake. The roofs of the buildings are designed to be sloped down to the central walking platform in order to maximize the solar heat gain, collect the snowmelt and protect the roof garden from the cold wind.
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The logistics center comes part of the surrounding area and integrates itself in the traditional building environment. Light flushes the huge interior space and creates different light atmospheres. A lot of small windows are placed like stars and they bring additional light into the So the concrete form needs to be linked with something SantaÂ´s logistics center.
organic. Inspired by the northern lights, which are typical for Scandinavia, four colored glass tubes are cutting into the stabile form. The tube cuts through Walls and roofs and appears partly inside and outside. Light flushes the huge interior space comes and creates different light atmospheres by mirroring in the concave and convex form. The conection to the sky of Finland is also readable in the facades. A lot of small windows are placed like stars and bring additional light into the indoor and create a good atmosphere for the office spaces.
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Parallell people who want to visit the building are guided by a loop through the storage building. They get an impression of the workflow and some informations about the company. On the walkway the loop brings the
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From the outside the building is integrated in the woody environment. The fir trees create a layer around the logistic center and let people approach the building stepwise. This makes you curious to investigate the Mystical thing. The different flows of visitors and working people share the sensitive designed surrounding space without disturbing each other.
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Oswald Leonardo Baron Corredor & Silvia Ximena Duran
SPIRAL CLAUS The project is composed around a center where recreation areas of the architectural program which are enveloped by the volume composed of irregular facade panels and exposed about these and framing the principal facade and interior.
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SPS SANTA’S PACKING SHOP Santa´s logistics center is located northwest side of the site and the area is surrounded with fence. The center consists of four separated buildings with related facility in between. The design has big windows on every side including the roof.
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STALLER GLACIER The form of the building refers in its shape and colours to a glacier digging in the ground. A part of the building is hidden below the ground, while the grass climbs gently up the roof. The roofing of the building consists of irregular triangular roof slopes, a part of which are glassed and act as skylights providing additional lighting to shops and to offices located on the first floor.
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Felipe López González
SURPRISE The design integrates with the environment creating a union between the facade, landscape and river. Santa´s logistics center seems like an ordinary logistics center at first but after visiting the site you can see the contradiction between the fictional and the reality.
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TRAIL OF SANTA parking car x 205 The logistics center works as a runway for Santa to take off with his sleigh. In the design Christmas is understood as the feast of the sun: the sun has reborn from the dark winter after the longest night of the year. Center is shaped like a curve that has been inspired by the sun track during the winter solstice. In the middle of the building is an artificial lake, which shape is elliptical, and it corresponds to the orbit of summer solstice.
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so it should be adaptable to changing conditions and demand. Finland is famous for its nature and forest. Fir-trees inspired the form of the storage blocks. At the same time, that form mekes it possible to fold block one into another when there is less storage space needed. In autumn and spring it can help to save on heating costs. In summer it becomes a venue for music and arts festival, since folded storage block can be easily transformed into stages. Such festival can attract lots of tourists and bring more life to inhabitants of Oulu, many of which are students. The building consists of three main parts: offices, storage spaces and a museum tower. The tower is like a beacon to the region, it is 55 meters high, coated with perforated metal painted in red. It houses Santa Museum, and like a star on christmas tree, it becomes a key element of the buliding, symbolising all the joy and laughter Santa brings to us every year. Office block has a big lobby lit with sunlight from the glass roof, the lobby provides acces to the museum, restaurant, meeting rooms
and offices, including Santaâ€™s office. The architecture of the block is very neutral, it has big windows on the southern side and smaller ones on northern side to utilize the sunlight. Storage blocks have glazing on the northern side, so that the goods are not damaged by direct sunlight. Facades of the storage blocks have cladding made of RUUKKI Liberta Glass panels. Reflective surface of the panels let the building dissolve into the surroundings.
SantaÂ´s logistics center will be used, mostly in winter, so it should be adaptable to changing conditions and demand. The storage blocks are like a fir-tree and it makes it possible to fold one block into another when there is less storage place needed. In summer center becomes a venue for music and arts festival, since folded storage blocks can be easily transformed into stages.
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THE TREASURE CHEST OF HAPPINESS The design represents the magical and secret world of Santa. Most of the factory is made invisible externally by coating the building with mirrors that completely blends the factory into the surrounding landscape.
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SANTA’S OGISTIC CENTER
TRINEO The design for Santa´s logistics center relies on a round shape throughout the whole project. The shape is interpreted in different structures such as walls, windows and floors. Most of the roofs are green and covered with grass, which filters pollutants and carbon dioxide. The rest of the roofs are white, which works as a reflective surface.
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age buildings through a connection path. To make this logistic center both environmental and sustainable it is equipped with supplementary features. A big part of the roofs are green roofs and are covered with grass. The
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Trineo is the name of this logistic center, which means sledge in Spanish. Trineo would benefit Mr Santa Clause in many ways and make his work more fun, different and environmental, which would make Trineo Santaâ€™s logistic center.
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TUOHI The side cover of the design is created in reference to the pattern of Finnish handicraft Tuohi. The building is multileveled, warehouses are one over another and every floor expands like the open toolbox. SantaÂ´s logistics center serves appropriately and visually improves the local landscape.
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TWISTED CLOISTER Spaces in Twisted Cloister are turned inside to the patio, creating a calm atmosphere at the workplace. It can also be a place where people gather to visit and see the production process, allowing people to get a richer vision of life, not just from a finished product. The twisted shape allows the warehouses to be connected. PLAN [LEVEL 1 + EXTRACT FROM LEVEL 2]. 1:500
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ULTIMATE SPIRAL The storage has spiral plan and the height of shelves is increased when it goes to outer parts. The spiral shape increases the store space. SantaÂ´s logistic center has four storages in certain distance from each other and the main building is placed in the middle. The buildings have only one roof to create harmony with the surroundings.
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Magdalena Ziolkowska & Mariusz Jaworski
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Alan Mañe FRONT VIEW SCALE 1 : 500
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The concept of Santa´s logistics center was inspired by snow particular and Santa’s hat. The design of the plan is circle to make the loading easy and the dome roof helps the maintenance of the building. Parking lot is designed to follow the concept of the site and building design. WEST VIEW SCALE 1 : 500
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Ar. Parag Ghode
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Alexandru Serban Barbu, Denisa Anamaria Badoi, Bianca Azap, Silviu Theodor Capucean & Horia Calin Cristescu
UNWRAPPING ANACHRONY SantaÂ´s logistics center is a transparent building that gives away to activities inside and outside. The surrounding forest creates a mythical land in a relation to rational building. The offices are made from wood inspired by traditional Finnish architecture. The result is reminiscent of a traditional village and SantaÂ´s Village, brought to life in a modern context.
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All the roofs are tilted providing a pedestrian ramp for visitors. As they enter the building they can purchase their entrance ticket from the reception that wraps itself around the truck lift. The visitors then proceed to the exterior ramp that leads them to the top of the building where they have a magnificent view of Oulu, reach Santas personal office and the restaurant. Along
Benjamin Alstrup Velure & Elin Schnipper PEDESTRIAN RAMP
UP UP & AWAY Santaâ€™s logistic centre is built vertically, which allows a for a smaller plan area which therefore preserves the terrain of the existing site. The design does not include storage spaces, instead the product arrives, is wrapped and then sent away for delivery immediately. The core of the building holds a large truck lift that can elevate 8 trucks at a time, rotate them to their allocated delivery spot and then be lowered to drive out through the exit. This eliminates the necessity for turning circles and parking spaces.
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this promenade there are several resting platforms that offer views into the logistic centre as well as out to the surrounding areas. This allows the visitors to witness the interior operations without intervening and causing disruption. The large shell-like structure protects this ramp as well as the facade of the logistic centre from the harsh winter climate. The shell is
perforated with small windows along the ramp, allowing visitors to peek out into the open. Unlike most logistic centres, we decided to build vertically rather than horizontally. This preserves the nature of the existing site and allows the building to expand vertically allowing trucks to be elevated by the
truck lift as high as necessary. In terms of material choices we have chosen predominantly wood, which we feel, ties the building in with its cultural traditions. However we require the use of Ruukiâ€™s steel products in the truck lift, person lift as well as the supportive frame of the shell structure.
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Zdravko Barisic & Miroslava Spasenovic
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Duan Xiao Ming
THE WAVES The building interacts with human being, the surrounding environment and the local climate. Santa ClausÂ´s logistics center produces poetry and energy in interaction and becomes the center.
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WHAT HUB HO-HO-HO-HUB The design was inspired by the landscape and the shape and dynamics of SantaÂ´s sleigh. Christmas candies and ice inspired the colors and rhythm. The hub was created to feel like if the building is moving and going to take off.
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WHERE MAGIC BEGINS LOGISTIC CENTER The design was inspired by the magic of New Year´s Eve and the legend of Santa Claus. Entire form is in a shape of a Christmas tree with the presents on the bottom. The form gives a ´fifth´ facade that can be used as a Santa´s Sleighport or ski trails for visitors.
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Ketham Santosh Kumar
WHITE LIGHT LOGISTIC CENTRE The spaces of SantaÂ´s logistics center have been designed to be flexible, easily adaptable and transformable in utility according to the requirement. Steel framed structure or trusses have been incorporated as walls and for spanning large, clear spaces offering a column free functional area inside. Skylights on the ceiling cut down the usage of power during daytime.
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Santa Claus’s new logistics center is fundamentally different from a usual logistics center. It’s open for everything, for example nature, humans and city life. This new type of logistics center is created in a form of an “arc” like a “Christmas wreath”. Design creates a connection with the surroundings.
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XMAST LENS FLARE CENTRE Santaâ€™s logistic centre combines the best qualities from the tradictional factory, the village and the sourrounding landscape. The matrix of the project is the idea of community, the objective was to create a new village in order to revitalize the entire area and attract visitors from all over the world trought the whole year.
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XOXOXOX The design is inspired by the anatomy of polar bearÂ´s skin. The building has a fat, hairy and multi layered mass. The trucks circulate inside the mass to give visitors impression of the logistics around them. In the center of the mass is SantaÂ´s office that is surrounded with organic landscape. The building shines with millions of colours in the night with the fiber optic by GRB lights.
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THE YULE GOAT The design is shaped like a Yule goat. Each part of the Santa´s logistics center represents a certain functional need. Every “leg” was meant to be one of the four huge store spaces, the “face” is for meeting area and the “brain” and “ neck ” are for office spaces.
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