Travel and Service Centre . Tampere


Tampere Travel and Service Centre has not only the potential to become a gateway to Tampere and the rest of Finland, but also the potential of becomming a generator for the future development of the urban centre of Tampere.

Today the railyard imposes a large scar in the urban fabric.

Bridging the city – The scar in the urban fabric vanishes and the city is once again united.

Strategy 1 – Unify and connect – Extending the urban grid.

Strategy 2 – A new front side – ”the Arcade”.

Strategy 3 – The intermodal transportation hub – The heart of the city

Strategy 4 – A green lung in the city – Tampere Central Park

Strategy 5 – Ease of travel – Connecting local, regional and national  modes of transportation

Strategy 6 – Diversify & Enhance – Revitalize the neighbourhoods

The vision, “ReConnecting Tampere”, introduces an intermodal transportation hub in the heart of the city as well as a development plan for uniting the city centre. By introducing a diverse urban structure that extends from the east to west across the railyard, the project provides a solid and robust foundation for unifying the two sides of Tampere’s city center once and for all.

Tampere Travel and Service Centre
Location: Tampere, Finland
Client: City of Tampere, Finnish Transport Agency, VR-Group and Senate Properties
Program: New Travel and Service Centre for the City of Tampere, as well as a masterlplan for the areas surrounding the railyard in Tampere
Size: 120.000 m2
Status: 1st prize in competition 2014, on-going
Collaborators: Lundén Architecture, Rambøll Finland, Newsec
Team: Dan Stubbergaard, Eik Bjerregaard, Ted Schauman, Maja Halle, Andy Minchev