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Multi-purpose arena in Tampere, Finland

featured in sb magazine 1/2022
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published in sb magazine 1/2022


The Nokia Arena sits atop Tampere’s railway tracks in the heart of the city. The mixed-use programme includes a multi-purpose ice hockey arena, a 273-room hotel and five mixed-use blocks topped by five residential towers. The urban-scale development creates a new live-work-play complex and creates a connection between the historic city and the 20th century extension. Studio Libeskind, along with SRV Rakennus, and local partner ARCO Architecture Company / Aihio Arkkitehdit, have achieved LEED Gold, Nokia Arena being the second building to be completed on the mixed-use development site.


It is located in a dynamic urban nexus that is the epitome of a thriving European city – where the railways reconnect on all axes with the new multi-purpose arena, and where the historic fabric all comes together. Once the development is complete, it will stitch the urban fabric back together again, connecting East to West, creating a new vibrant hub of high-quality living, working, leisure and culture for the city of Tampere and Finland.

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Tampere, Finland

SRV Rakennus Oy

Architect & Principal Designer
Studio Libeskind
US – 10038 New York

Local partner
ARCO Architecture Company

Aihio Arkkitehdit

Ice hockey boards
Vepe Oy

Studio Libeskind

Hufton + Crow

Official opening
December 2021

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