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OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts

12:00 - 16 July, 2018
OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts, Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA
Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA

OOPEAA (Office for Peripheral Architecture) has won an invited competition for the design of the Allas Sea Pool Family in Helsinki, Finland. Constructed on floating platforms, and designed as a modular, flexible, adjustable system, the Allas Sea Pool Family is intended to be a new global typology for coastal sites, where building on land is not feasible.

The invited competition asked entrants to submit proposals which responded to varying environmental and seasonal conditions, with OOPEAA ultimately chosen for their “strong concept that places the floating spa in a central location in the city.”

Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Outdoor Function. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Choreography and Views. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA Visualization. Image Courtesy of OOPEAA + 11

ALA Architects' Central Library Oodi and JKMM's Amos Anderson Art Museum Near Completion in Helsinki

14:00 - 29 June, 2018
ALA Architects' Central Library Oodi and JKMM's Amos Anderson Art Museum Near Completion in Helsinki, The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects
The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects

The Helsinki Central Library Oodi, designed by ALA Architects, is nearing completion in Finland. Due to open its doors on December 3rd 2018, the library is situated in the cultural district of Töölönlahti, where it will sit as a ”powerful and iconic temporary design” among other architectural landmarks.

Situated across from the Finnish Parliament House, the scheme represents an interaction between the state and its citizens, “a new avenue to promote freedom of speech and democracy.”

Amos Anderson Art Museum. Image Courtesy of JKMM Architects Amos Anderson Art Museum. Image Courtesy of JKMM Architects The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects The Helsinki Central Library Oodi. Image Courtesy of ALA Architects + 9

Lorentzinpuisto Apartments / Playa Architects

03:00 - 28 February, 2018
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuukka Vuori © Tuomas Uusheimo + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Koirasaarentie 32, 00870 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects

    Johanna Ojanlatva, Veikko Ojanlatva, Tuukka Vuori
  • Design Team

    Ilona Palmunen, Kristian Kontula, Heini Saari
  • Area

    6200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

Futudesign Wins Competition to Transform Saarinen's Railway Station Into Hotel

06:00 - 26 January, 2018
Futudesign Wins Competition to Transform Saarinen's Railway Station Into Hotel, Courtesy of Futudesign
Courtesy of Futudesign

Finland based Futudesign has been announced as the winner of a competition which invited firms to repurpose part of the Helsinki Central Railway Station. The design, which will transform the station’s underutilized eastern wing into a hotel, both reinterprets and modernizes Eliel Saarinen's original architectural intent.

Second Floor Plan Third Floor Plan Fourth Floor Plan Fifth Floor Plan + 16

Easton Commercial Center / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

02:00 - 6 December, 2017
Easton Commercial Center / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, © Kuvio
© Kuvio

© Kuvio © Kuvio © Kuvio © Kuvio + 27

OOPEAA Wins Multi-functional Church and Social Housing Proposal in Helsinki

06:00 - 2 November, 2017
Courtesy of OOPEAA
Courtesy of OOPEAA

OOPEAA and Lujatalo worked together to design the winning proposal for a new multi-functional church and social housing project for Tikkurila, Helsinki entitled Church in the City. The project is unique in the way that the architect, builder, and client participated in a highly collaborative design process.

Courtesy of OOPEAA Courtesy of OOPEAA Courtesy of OOPEAA Courtesy of OOPEAA + 7

MK5 House / ORTRAUM

05:00 - 25 October, 2017
MK5 House / ORTRAUM, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin + 27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Martin Lukasczyk
  • Area

    230.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

TIKKU Micro-apartment / Marco Casagrande

02:00 - 13 October, 2017
TIKKU Micro-apartment / Marco Casagrande, © Jenni Gästgivar
© Jenni Gästgivar

© Jenni Gästgivar © Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu © Nikita Wu + 37

Students Design Temporary Furniture for Victims of Displacement

08:00 - 12 October, 2017
Students Design Temporary Furniture for Victims of Displacement, © Jani Luukkonen
© Jani Luukkonen

Ten third-year furniture design students from Finland's Lahti University of Applied Sciences - Institute of Design, created temporary living solutions using only plywood and corrugated cardboard. Low cost, quick and easy fabrication, with no tools necessary: Rehome is a solution for recent catastrophes, such as natural disasters and the ongoing refugee crisis, which leave many people displaced from their homes.

© Jani Luukkonen © Jani Luukkonen © Jani Luukkonen © Jani Luukkonen + 16

NRT's Renovation of Aalto University Center Wins 2017 Finlandia Prize

12:10 - 6 October, 2017
NRT's Renovation of Aalto University Center Wins 2017 Finlandia Prize , © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

The renovation of the Aalto University Harald Herlin Learning Centre in Otaniemi, designed by NRT Architects in collaboration with JKMM Architects (interiors), has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Finlandia Prize for Architecture. Completed in 2016, the project is the first renovation to be awarded the prize. The original building was completed in 1970 to fit into the Alvar Aalto-designed Otaniemi campus plan.

Now in its fourth year, the prize was established to “increase public awareness of high quality Finnish architecture and [to highlight] its benefits for our well-being.” Last year, APRT Architects’ Rovaniemi Sports Arena, Railo took home top honors.

Y Installation / Y-team

02:00 - 14 July, 2017
Y Installation / Y-team, © SWANG
© SWANG

© SWANG © SWANG © SWANG © SWANG + 14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Seurasaarentie 11, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
  • Y-Team

    &' [Emmi Keskisarja & Janne Teräsvirta & Company Architects], Tommi Alatalo, Antrei Hartikainen, Kaleidoscope Nordic AS, Irmelin Rose Fisch Vågen
  • Lead Architects and Structural Design

    Emmi Keskisarja, Janne Teräsvirta, Tommi Alatalo, Antrei Hartikainen
  • Area

    15.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

A•lava / Aalto University Wood Program

02:00 - 12 July, 2017
A•lava / Aalto University Wood Program, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Philip Tidwell © Philip Tidwell + 33

House Spaak / AVARRUS Architects

09:00 - 21 June, 2017
House Spaak / AVARRUS Architects, © Ville Vappula Photography
© Ville Vappula Photography

© Ville Vappula Photography © Ville Vappula Photography © Ville Vappula Photography © Ville Vappula Photography + 32

Traffic-Integrated Self-Driving “RoboBus” Line to Launch in Helsinki

14:20 - 14 June, 2017

The city of Helsinki has announced the launch of a self-driving bus line that will integrate into the city’s regular transportation service. The service, known as the Helsinki RoboBusLine, is the second phase of a three-year experimentation with autonomous buses as part of the Sohjoa project, an EU-financed venture by the six largest cities of Finland, Finnish universities, and transportation authorities to prepare for new public transit services and autonomous vehicles.

The first phase of the project, debuted in August of last year, saw the implementation of two self-driving electric minibuses capable of traveling at just 11 kilometers per hour, and with an operator on board in case of emergency. The RoboBusLine will take the next step, allowing the bus to travel like a more traditional bus.

Lonna Sauna / OOPEAA

03:00 - 7 June, 2017
Lonna Sauna / OOPEAA, © Jussi Tiainen
© Jussi Tiainen

© Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen © Jussi Tiainen + 26

Helsinki Airport to Be Transformed with Undulating Roof and Public Landscape

12:15 - 6 June, 2017
Helsinki Airport to Be Transformed with Undulating Roof and Public Landscape, Rendering by VIZarch. Coutesy of ALA Architects
Rendering by VIZarch. Coutesy of ALA Architects

The team consisting of ALA Architects, HKP Architects and Ramboll Finland has won an invited competition for the renovation and expansion of Helsinki Airport’s Terminal 2 with their entry titled “City Hall.” Organized by Finnish airport operator Finavia, the competition asked four international firms to create a new airport plan centered around a reenvisioned terminal that will allow the airport to efficiently serve up to 20 million passengers per year. 

Rendering by VIZarch. Coutesy of ALA Architects Rendering by VIZarch. Coutesy of ALA Architects Rendering by VIZarch. Coutesy of ALA Architects Rendering by VIZarch. Coutesy of ALA Architects + 8

Contemporary Housing to Reinforce Finland's UNESCO World Heritage Fortress

08:00 - 13 May, 2017
Contemporary Housing to Reinforce Finland's UNESCO World Heritage Fortress, Perspective view. Image Courtesy of Heikkinen & Kangasaho
Perspective view. Image Courtesy of Heikkinen & Kangasaho

When placed in a historic landscape, contemporary architecture requires a layered approach. It must often strike a respectful, vernacular tone, whilst embracing the innovative, functional hallmarks of a modern building. This balance has particular relevance at Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, located off the coast of Helsinki, Finland. Throughout its 300-year history, it was once occupied by the armies of Sweden, Russia and Finland – a rich history attracting UNESCO World Heritage status, and almost one million annual visitors. The site is more than a museum, however, but a living district of Helsinki with 800 inhabitants and 500 jobs.

Against the prerequisites of past and present, Heikkinen & Kangasaho Architects have combined sharp, functional modernity with respectful, restrained simplicity in a new housing scheme to sit amongst Suomenlinna’s historic fortifications.

Perspective view. Image Courtesy of Heikkinen & Kangasaho View from the sea. Image Courtesy of Heikkinen & Kangasaho Section. Image Courtesy of Heikkinen & Kangasaho Site plan. Image Courtesy of Heikkinen & Kangasaho + 7

Kalasatama School and Day Care / JKMM Architects

05:00 - 19 February, 2017
Kalasatama School and Day Care / JKMM Architects, ©  Studio Hans Koistinen
© Studio Hans Koistinen

©  Studio Hans Koistinen ©  Studio Hans Koistinen © Mika Huisman ©  Studio Hans Koistinen + 38

  • Architects

  • Location

    Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect in Charge

    Juha Mäki-Jyllilä
  • Partners

    Asmo Jaaksi, Teemu Kurkela, Samuli Miettinen
  • Area

    8480.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs