SIGGE Architects won the architectural competition organized by the city of Pori, for a market square pavilion in Pori, Finland. The city was looking for a proposal that is architecturally and technically sound as well as fitting into the existing environment. The winning entry was submitted together with Burger-Talo Oy the entry will be replacing the existing building with the new pavilion.
The pavilion is in two main parts and the space in between becomes an axis which visually and circulation wise connects to the symmetrically planned square. The commercial spaces occupy both ends of the new pavilion. The southern side also includes bathroom facilities and storage for the market square users.
The facade of the pavilion is covered with large glass walls in order to make the spaces visually light and inviting. On top of the glass, a wooden canopy hangs over the structure. It will be a perfect place to wait for a bus during rainy weather or scorching sun. The wooden wing is lit and will illuminate warm light to its surroundings. The metal facade portions of the building will have integrated city operated information screens and the roof will be covered with solar panels. The timetable is aiming for completion by the summer of 2021.