Drawing on interviews, workshops and other source materials to create conceptual design and letting materials



Total area 30,000 sqm

Creating conceptual design and letting materials based on interviews, workshops and other source materials

Top 5

  • Concept creation for unique cleantech innovation cluster in collaboration with City of Espoo, Omnia, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and NCC.
  • Engaging cross-disciplinary group of stakeholders in concept development process
  • Coordinating project communications and clarifying shared set of goals through workshops
  • Visual modelling for Cleantech Garden
  • Conceptual design and letting materials for client, visual design of all materials

Project team

  • NCC
  • City of Espoo, Omnia Education, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Architectural design and visualisations: Jaakkola Arkkitehdit, Arkkitehtityöhuone APRT
  • Amerikka team: Teemu Nojonen, Linda Praulina, Matias Hietanen, Arno Puukko, Fiia Mustonen, Sami Maukonen, Maria Kelter

Turning ideas and visions into design concepts

Cleantech Garden is a circular bioeconomy cluster bringing together education, research and business under one roof. This extensive new development in the immediate vicinity of the upcoming Kivilahti metro station is expected to create jobs and bring new services to the area.

NCC, alongside Omnia Education, has an option to develop the site at Kiviruukki, Espoo to create the Cleantech Garden circular bioeconomy cluster.

Amerikka’s role has been to collate the stakeholder views on the project and use them to create a conceptual design for the site. Alongside NCC, the project partners involved in the project are the City of Espoo, Omnia Education and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.


Workshops to shape direction

In order to engage with the project stakeholders, we ran a series of remote workshops to allow the stakeholders to meet and share their views of the project. The workshops were also an opportunity to update staff with the latest developments. Thanks to the latest online meeting tools and workshop practices at our disposal, we were able to run effective workshop sessions involving more than 40 participants. We then created a concept guide and marketing materials based on the ideas and views shared by the stakeholders.

The cleantech experts shared their visions for the future on a range of exciting topics including urban living and new transport and energy solutions. As part of our work, we also interviewed a range of businesses and individuals who are already manufacturing and utilising advanced materials in their work. We also heard form researchers specialising in urban transport and energy solutions. Cleantech Garden is already bringing together the people creating tomorrow’s solutions today.

Find out more on the City of Espoo and NCC‘s website.



Thinking about a development project? Get in touch! Contact Maria Kelter, Account Executive, maria.kelter@amerikka.fi of +358 40 595 8580

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