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Maritime Centre Vellamo, Kotka

New Construction

Architecture: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

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Maritime Centre Vellamo was opened to the public in 2008 and  is situated in the traditional and currently transforming Old Port of Kotka, eastern shoreline in Finland.

It was designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects with architect and professor Ilmari Lahdelma as the main designer.

The facade of Maritime Centre Vellamo, which resembles a massive wave, consists of sheet metal cassettes, silk-screened glass panels and aluminium grids. The sheet metal cassettes reflect the blue, green and grey shades of the sea.

The building has 1,960,000 kg of steel structures and its total length is 300 meters.

Photos: Jussi Tiainen