Guest house with a camping site at the Finnish mill


Best Project of Private Residence

About the project

Many remarkable sites remain unseen behind those acknowledged as cultural heritage. Still they can be preserved in case they are repaired and their premises are revitalized.

Every day, dozens of people come to the Tohmajoki River at the Ruskeala Quarry to see the ruins of the old mill and the red Finnish house. Many tourists stay here overnight on the way to somewhere else.  To prevent total destruction of the ruins, this site should be breathed a new life into.

The author believes that a contrasting fusion of two time periods should do the trick — the existing Finnish structures surrounded by laconic and transparent modern facilities.


Ruskeala Village, Republic of Karelia, Russia

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Applicant and author of the project

Darya Dedova, architect

Project status

Design concept