Sonja invests in board work
Original text: Anni Pajari | Pictures: Tiina Salminen Sonja Jokinen is an economics student and a member of The Student Union Board of Executives. On the board, the focus of her responsibilities is on the corporation and the Student...
Escape from the city’s noise
Original text: Anni Pajari | Pictures: Tiina Salminen When Mari Lähteenmäki, who works as a Communications Manager at Soihtu, moved to Jyväskylä to study, she wanted to find a safe haven in the nearby forest of her new hometown. Laajavuori...
Open for new makers
Text: Mari Lähteenmäki | Pictures: Tiina Salminen Hacklab Jyväskylä has a community workspace on the street level of the O building in the Kortepohja Student Village. Such workspaces are internationally described as makerspaces or...
Home is a safe harbor
Amanda believes that the best thing about Kortepohja is its location, which is reasonably close to the center but also close to nature. She also appreciates the fact that the rent includes, for example, electricity and an access to gym.
Dancing brings happiness
Kortepohja Dance club meets twice a week. On Sundays with the basics of salsa, bachata, bollywood, ballet and belly dance, and on Tuesdays a bit more casual training with easy choreographies, danced to pop music.
Venue Manager is busy on many fronts
Ilokivi’s venue manager Laura Partamies often starts her workday by opening Venue's living room for customers at midday. She prepares the bar counter and puts on the background music for customers who come to study, have coffee or just hang out.
From a swimming spot to a sledding hill
Soihtu’s real estate manager Markku Kilpi names Haapaniemi beach his favorite place in Jyväskylä.
In Soihtu Korttelikylä, the overall sustainability is key
Soihtu Korttelikylä, literally “Block Village”, is Soihtu’s new housing location in Mäki-Matti District. "The completed local service infrastructure and environment are rewarding for the resident and the developer
Student Village is home for the kids as well
Sara Ailu, who is studying to become a class teacher, lives with her family in Kortepohja Student Village. The best thing about the Village, Sara thinks, is the open atmosphere and community spirit.
September’s moving day
“The best thing about my job is making the everyday life easier for students. It’s also wonderful to see the sincere joy of the tenants moving into their own home,” concludes Katri Leppänen from Soihtu Housing team.
First of May picnic in any weather
“First of May picnics spent here either in sunshine or cold rain are kind of collective memories for students. The atmosphere is always cheerful and relaxed, with good friends and carefully prepared snacks.”
What happens behind every apartment change?
Approximately half of the residents of Soihtu change every year. Apartments are checked after each tenant and if necessary, cleaned or repaired.