The story of Soihtu
Kortepohja Student Village awarded with ARA’s Square Metres of the Year 2023 Award
The Housing Finance and Development Centre of Finland (ARA) has awarded its renowned Square Metres of the Year 2023 Award to the renovation and regional development project of the Kortepohja Student Village of the Student Union JYY.
Soihtu’s next new construction is a “hybrid building” combining housing and commercial services
Soihtu aims for a new, 9-story residential building to complement the building stock of the southern area of the Kortepohja Student Village. The new building is in the plans for the southern area of the Kortepohja Student Village, next to Kartanonkuja. No existing buildings need to be demolished because of this new construction, and the operation of the childcare facility in building Q will be secured during the implementation of the new project.
JYY and Soihtu are assessing their biodiversity footprint in cooperation with the School of Resource Wisdom of the University of Jyväskylä
The Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä JYY and its Business Unit Soihtu are assessing their carbon and biodiversity footprints. The analysis is carried out by JYU.Wisdom, the School of Resource Wisdom of the University of Jyväskylä.
Are you there, Student? It’s Soihtu speaking
Communicating change requires time and sometimes, also dealing with strong emotion. Mari Lähteenmäki, the communications manager at Soihtu, has an important message to share.
Viewpoint on Housing: Tenant Activity in Transition
In the early days of Kortepohja Student Village it was assumed, as was typical to the 60’s and 70’s, that everyone wanted to participate in developing their living environment.
One election that took place long ago
Tenants' involvement in decision-making has long roots in the Student Union housing traditions. In 2006, e.g. Rentukka and donuts were related to tenant democracy. But who won the election?
Yön etkot live music event streaming in Kortepohja
Yön etkot pre-club will be organized in Kortepohja Student Village on Thursday 6.5.2021 from 16-18. Remote event includes live performances from Joose Keskitalo, DDR Rap Session and Una Harnett.
The Student Union vintage car Susanna revealed in the showroom in Kortepohja Student Village
The vintage car Susanna of the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä has been revealed in the Kortepohja Student Village. The showroom is located in the newly renovated building C of Kortepohja Student Village, at the corner of the Rentukka square. The car is visible to all passers-by around the clock. The Vintage Car Susanna is a Packard convertible bought by the Student Union in 1960.