The goal of the architectural policy programme, APOLI, is to improve the aesthetic quality of the built environment. It is meant for all Lahti residents and as an everyday tool for operators influencing the built environment.
The current, existing architectural policy programme was drawn up in 2010, and its target year is 2020. An update for the programme is under preparation, and it will be completed in 2021. The preparation is made in a broad working group.
Apoli LAHTI treasures special characteristics of Lahti
The goal of the architectural policy programme is to promote the formation of the high-quality built environment. High-quality environment consists of good architecture, a well-executed street environment, landscape and the stories behind it.
High-quality environment improves the residents’ quality of life as well as the city’s competitiveness. Architectural policy programme supports the city’s strategy.
At the same time, an architectural policy programme for the whole Finland is under way. In that work, the future-affecting changes, their impacts on the built environment and the possibilities of using architecture to improve the quality of the living environment are taken into account. The programme is due to be completed by the end of October.
APOLI Lahti aspires to highlight local values and characteristics. The programme treasures special characteristics of Lahti that form the city’s image and a portion of the quality of the built environment.Architectural policy programme of Lahti, in Finnish