Kaxjäla Archipelago Village
Location: Lövö, Kimitoön, Finland
Program: Archipelago Village Masterplan
Size: 100 ha
Status: Commission, on-going
Collaborators: Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
Team: Jonas Nordgren, Ted Schauman
The project, called, Kaxjäla Archipalgo Village introduces a welcoming and inviting, small scale environment that is based on the context and its surroundings. A village with a variety of identities, each one with a strong relationship to the existing landscape and the history of the site. A symbiotic relationship to nature and the sea are the starting points for developing Kaxjäla as a sustainable and contemporary 21st century archipelago village.
Kaxjäla Archipelago Village has not only the potential to become a physical gateway to the archipelago, but also a manifestation of the values and qualities that the archipelago represents. A strong building tradition and a respect of nature, are elements that characterize the success of the villages in the archipelago. These are also the key values that characterize Kaxjäla.
When you arrive in Lövö over the bridge from the north you are greeted by the historical setting in Gösta Serlachius archipelago farm on the right hand side. The project proposes to open up the historical setting to the public and make it accessible for everyone who is looking for a summer retreat in the archipelago, where fishing, gardening and local food are key values.