HONORARY AWARD IN THE LOGOMO BRIDGE PLANNING COMPETITON
Architect Office Aaro Söderlund Oy has achieved on June 23, 2016 the second place and has been credited with a Honorary Award in the Logomo light traffic bridge planning competition, arranged by the City of Turku, Finland.
The competition was invitational. Based on a pre-evaluation the six best planning teams were invited.
In our team acted, besides Architect Office Aaro Söderlund Oy, also Finland’s leading bridge planner office WSP Finland led by Pekka Pulkkinen and Esko Järvenpää, Architect Office Jussi Tervaoja, energy- and lightning planner Janne Käpylehto as well as internationally accomplished designer Stefan Lindfors.
La Bamba, the proposal of our planning team, was praised as holistic, ambitious and functional by the jury. More information on our Finnish pages.
Archipelago Road is Finland’s strategic connection to Åland Islands and Sweden. The Concept Plan for its 'One-Bridge-Solution' between Prostvik Nagu and Lillmälö Pargas was designed by ASOY without work order in 2013-2014. All what happened after it was released during the Entrepreneur Cruise of the City of Pargas in October 2014 is history!
According to an old good principe ‘One Takes What One Has’, Archipelago Road with its newly refurbished bridges (Lillmälö // Mattholm // Sattmark) should be utilized to its maximum - and only the missing piece should be added - i.e. the suggested ‘One Bridge' with its short ramps.
According to the long period calculations made by WSP Group should this One-Bridge-Solution save 300 million euros when compared with the present type car ferry connection within 100 years period.
All what is not needed should be left aside: ‘Less is More’. The miles long Haverö alternative (The Regional Plan and Environmental Impact Assessment 2002) with its many bridges is hopelessly complex, and painful to the islanders and violent to the nature. Many aspects do support the 'One-Bridge-Solution’.