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Mököinen

Mököinen

Particularly in the 1960s and 1970s, the culmination of structural change in Finland was also reflected in the culture of construction. Rapid urbanisation and the growing need for housing were solved by industrialising the construction processes and making agreements with construction companies on extensive regional construction projects. In Salo, Mököinen became an example of efficient regional construction. The original wooden houses in the outskirts of the township were dismantled, and Mököinen was transformed into an are of apartment blocks in two stages: the eastern side in the 1960s, and the western side in the 1970s. Architecture in the real sense of the word moved aside, and construction technology solutions took centre stage: the process of constructing with prefabricated elements and slip forming technology ended up defining the appearance of the buildings.

Updated 11.1.2023