City services to open at Koilliskeskus on Monday 12 September
Tampere’s Koilliskeskus, located next to the Prisma in Linnainmaa, has been completed. Starting Monday, 12 September 2016, Koilliskeskus will provide library services and youth services, maternity and child health clinic services, home services for families with children and increasingly diverse advisory services. During the autumn, the centre will furthermore begin providing what are referred to as mobile services. These include housing advice for young people and advice on social services for adults.
In accordance with the new service model of the City of Tampere, the services of different districts are centered in wellbeing centres and the city’s “Lähitori" locations. Tampere’s Koilliskeskus earned its place as the wellbeing centre of the northeastern district on the basis of feedback gathered during a number of events organised for residents.
Koilliskeskus is a meeting place for people of all ages and a concentration of the district’s services, including both public and private everyday services conveniently under the same roof. The services are smoothly mixed, thanks to which you can read children’s books in the library while waiting to get called in for your appointment at the child health clinic, buy a cup of coffee from a café and take it with you to the reading room or stop by the city’s info desk to ask for advice on everyday issues.
The centre also houses plenty of premises which the district’s residents and associations can book and rent for the purposes of meetings, hobbies or, say, holding a birthday party. In the autumn of 2016, the versatile premises in Koilliskeskus can be rented on weekdays (Mon–Fri) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the premises can also be rented on Sundays for regular activities by organisations, associations and the various units of the City of Tampere. These premises are free of charge for non-commercial associations and societies that function in the northeastern district, for example. For other parties, the premises are rented for a charge of EUR 15–40 per hour. The premises can be rented from 19 September at www.koilliskeskus.fi.
Opening hours for the city’s services located next to the Prisma in Koilliskeskus from 12 September:
- Library Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.–4 p.m. (self-service Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–10 a.m. and Sat 9 a.m.–10 a.m.)
- Youth services Mon–Thu 2 p.m.–9 p.m., Fri 2 p.m.–10 p.m. and, Sat 4 p.m. –10 p.m.
- Maternity and child health clinic (by appointment) Mon–Thu 8 .m.−4 p.m., Fri 8 a.m.−2:15 p.m. and, every other week, also 4 p.m.−6 p.m.
- Home services for families with children Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–4 p.m. (by appointment)
Koilliskeskus will expand into the premises of the current Linnainmaa health centre in phases during 2017. Following the remodelling work, the property will house the services of the district’s health centre, dental clinic, physiotherapy, maternity and child health clinics, home care as well as home services and family work. In addition, the same property will come to include a space for communal activities.
The Lähitori of the northeastern district is located in Kämmenniemi. During the autumn of 2016, we will carry out a new kind of service trial, in which a local business – in this case, Kessan kahvila & baari – will function as one of the district’s Lähitori locations, where residents will have an ITE self-service point at their disposal for the purposes of monitoring their own health. At the same time, we are testing the remote streaming of various cultural events.
The opening ceremonies of Koilliskeskus will be held in connection with Tampere Day on 1–2 October 2016.
Photos Illustration: Arkkitehtitoimisto Tähti-Set Oy