Koli Cultura is based on responsible nature tourism. We act according to the values and regulations of the National Park at all stages of the development and operations.
LOCATED OUTSIDE THE PARK
The location of Koli Cultura represents responsible nature tourism at its best. Its 10-hectare area is right next to Koli National Park, but outside the park, along the existing and growing tourist stream. Location respects the objectives of Finnish national park legislation.
Cooperation takes place at local, regional, national and international levels. It includes experts in architecture, construction, landscape design, transport, energy, engineering, tourism, nature conservation, and many other fields.
SUSTAINABLE TRAFFIC SOLUTIONS
Koli Cultura offers a sustainable solution to the current inadequate parking capacity in the area. The underground parking center is for 300 cars and serves also daytime visitors, who can access the National Park easily. We develop electronic traffic solutions for local traffic.
Koli Cultura's architecture is advanced, ecological and functional. Buildings use a lot of wood and other natural materials. The center a combination of the best innovations of two top offices, JKMM Architects and Harris-Kjisik.
APPRECIATING THE LANDSCAPE
The visuality of Koli Cultura has been carefully considered so that the center fits into its surroundings and do not disturb the landscape that opens up from the Koli hill. Landscape design by LOCI Landscape Architects.
The compactness of the Koli Cultura Center is comfortable for the traveler when the services are within easy reach - and the National Park with its trails is close. Construction to a relatively small area saves untouched nature.
Koli Cultura combines modern technological solutions that save energy, costs and the environment. Ecological energy is produced in the center's own bioenergy plant.
The center provides much needed services for over 200,000 annual visitors to the National Park. Service production is guided by the principle of responsibility and sustainability. The choice of materials and outsourced services favor locality and environmental friendliness.
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