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  • Kivi Sotamaa (archive creator)



Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 361 digital files (374 MB), 57 photograph prints, 56 drawings, 2 models

Scope and Content

Series consists of records documenting two of Kivi Sotamaa and OCEAN North’s projects: the Open Arena – Töölö Football Stadium and the Terra Cultura – Jyväskylä Music and Art Centre. Both projects were international architectural competitions worked on concurrently in 1997. The collaborative process around these projects allowed exploring design methods through the usage of digital tools.

Records, for the most part, consist of digital files and show the design process for both projects. In discussions with Greg Lynn, Johan Bettum and Kivi Sotamaa have expressed that they had broached Töölö as a landscape and Jyväskylä as a cloud. Altogether, this vision is visible in the digital drawings for both projects, although more predominantly in the Jyväskylä records which also includes detailed plans. For both projects, digital drawings and models were created using CAD software (Microstation, form*Z, 3D Studio). Many drawings were saved exclusively as raster or vector images.

Project records include physical drawings. For Töölö, drawings show mainly the work on the shape of the structure and include printouts from CAD drawings. These are partial plans and sections. The records for Jyväskylä include sections and plans of the different levels of the building as well as an annotated sketch.

Textual records in Series 2 provide more context for the design process and the creation and use of methodologies such as particle streaming, used in the design process for Jyväskylä, and Channelling Systems, used in the design process for Töölö.


Greg Lynn, ed. Archaeology of the Digital 17: OCEAN North, Jyväskylä Music and Arts Centre, Montréal: Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2017. ePub.

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Physical Description

Physical drawings in this series require careful handling due to them being damaged.


Material in this series is arranged chronologically by project start year. Digital files within projects were kept in their original order. Drawings were grouped by projects.

Language of material

English, Finnish


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