Published in 3/2022 - Nature


Kirkkokivi Shelter

Tilasto Architects

Architect Malin Moisio
Location Kintulammi nature reserve, Tampere
Gross Area 23 m2
Completion 2018

The shelter is named after a large boulder nearby, which according to lore has functioned as the Hatanpää Manor horse shepherd’s church since the 18th century. The shelter serves as the central shelter in the Kintulammi area and is accessible via a barrier-free route. The walls and roof structure, as well as the benches that brace the structure, are made of the same type of timber, 5 x 5-inch baulks. The plinth is made of recycled paving stones. All the wood parts are treated with a natural mixture of tar, turpentine and boiled linseed oil.

Read more on the architect’s thoughts on designing hiking infrastructure → Inspired by Nature

Photos Julia Kivelä, Malin Moisio