Samppalinna pool
Mikko Lemmetti
Turku, Finland

Samppalinna pool

© Aki Aro

Centrally located in Turku, Finland’s oldest city, the Samppalinna outdoor pool and its associated facilities recently underwent a complete facelift. Architect Mikko Lemmetti chose Kebony for the pool house cladding and outdoor tiered seating as well as the siding in the bathroom. The Olympic-sized pool was one of eight outdoor swimming pools built in Finland during the 1950s, a period of economic boom and a notorious decade for Finland following the 1952 Summer Olympics. 

The primary objective for this renovation was to ensure the legacy of this historical building was protected and restored, with modern architecture adapting the facilities for the 21st Century. Kebony Character shiplap was used as cladding for the main house, while Kebony Clear was selected for sidings, benches and wall decoration in the bathroom area. All Kebony wood was delivered by our Finish distributor Novenberg. 

Mikko Lemmetti commented: “From my experience, design is characterised by the creation of durable solutions that will be cost-effective throughout their lifecycle. As a result, Kebony was the perfect choice of material, as it is durable, low maintenance, environmentally friendly and cost effective in the long run. I would love to make use of Kebony in the future and will certainly recommend this sustainable material to my contacts in the industry.”  

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