Students of the Architecture Study Programme from the University of Maribor Take Part in the Neptune International Project in Finland

From 21 to 30 March 2019, students of the Architecture study programme from the University of Maribor participated in the Neptune international project in Finland within the framework of the International Project subject.

The project involved students from the Department of Architecture of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation and Architecture (University of Maribor), Savonia University (Finland), Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Holland), Lucerne University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland), and Tambov University (Russia).

The Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation and Architecture of the University of Maribor was represented by Nejc Novak, Nejc Gonza, Nejc Ogrizek, Žana Jamnik, Aneja Lah and Aleksandra Korpič; Supervisor – Dr. Marko Jaušovec.

Architects, civil engineers, urbanists and transport engineers worked over the interdisciplinary project. In total – 30 students from 5 countries. Project title: “How to Eat the Cake and Save It?” The goal of the project was to find solutions for the infrastructure, promotion and sustainable development of a travel attraction – Puijo Hill, 150 metres high, located in the city of Kuopio with a population of 120 thousand people (approximately 500 kilometres north of Helsinki).

Puijo Hill is a popular sport and recreational destination. There is a 75-metre-high observation tower with a rotating panoramic restaurant on the top of the hill. Part of the complex consists of three ski jumps, where the World Cup competitions in ski jumping were held.

During the project, the working groups collaborated with Kuopio authorities, local entrepreneurs, environmentalists and a professional group of mentors from all partner universities.