Published in 3/2022 - Nature


Viitastenperä Shelter

Tilasto Architects

Architect Malin Moisio
Location Hervantajärvi recreational area, Tampere
Gross Area 9 m2
Completion 2021

The shelter is located on the shore of Lake Hervantajärvi and is part of a new 10-kilometre hiking trail. The end stop of the city’s tram line lies in the vicinity of the area. The shelter disappears into a hillock and carries references to peat goahtis. The vaulted structure consists of 2 x 4-inch planks. The building materials were transported to the site by a boat. In addition to the shelter, Malin Moisio has also designed woodsheds and dry latrines along the trail.

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

Photos Susanna Mikander, Malin Moisio