Uusi Kaupunki*, internationally now Nordic Works*, is a joint company of user-centered design offices, specializing in participatory urbanism. Our core service is to work with municipalities, communities and companies, using architecture and planning as a tool for problem solving in urban contexts. In order to improve our urban environments, we are dependent on multidisciplinary collaboration as well as extensive dialogue. We include the voice of the citizens in our work through an award-winning workshop method, the Design Sprint, and aim for the involvement of all parties in the early stage of planning.

During the Design Sprint, Nordic Works* works in small teams with selected topics and hand-picked professionals, providing our clients with several comparable solutions. To come in contact with the public, we typically locate our temporary design office in a busy public space during the Design Sprint. At the end of the sprint, each team presents a solution for current issues in the city. Visualized designs are an effective way to generate discussion and debate.

Nordic Works* started up by organizing two-day Design Sprints in 2013. A television series “Kaupunki Uusiksi” filmed by Finnish national broadcasting company YLE brought the approach into national spotlight during winter 2015. The collective is formed by 9 young and ambitious offices: Futudesign, Jada, Studio Puisto, Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen, Avarrus, Kaleidoscope, MUUAN, AOR and Virkkala de Vocht Architects. The offices also work independently on projects in Finland as well as internationally.

Would You like to know more or are You interested in collaboration with us?
The email info@uusi-kaupunki.fi reaches all the offices, don’t hesitate to take contact.
Check out our reference projects here!

Uusi Kaupunki Kollektiivi Oy | Punavuorenkatu 1, 00120 Helsinki | +358 40 5741926 | info@uusi-kaupunki.fi