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Aalto University Väre Building / Verstas Architects

02:00 - 25 October, 2018
Aalto University Väre Building / Verstas Architects, © Andreas Meichsner
© Andreas Meichsner

© Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Otaniementie 14, 02150 Espoo, Finland
  • Category

  • Lead Architects

    Jussi Palva (Partner-in-Charge), Väinö Nikkilä, Riina Palva and Ilkka Salminen
  • Team

    Mikko Rossi (Project Manager), Aapo Airas, Aino Airas, Heidi Antikainen, Otto Autio, Anna Björn, Kari Holopainen, Erik Huhtamies, Anna Juhola, Jukka Kangasniemi, Saara Kantele, Pyry Kantonen, Sari Kukkasniemi, Emma Kuokka, Oksana Lebedeva, Johanna Mustonen, Ville Nurkka, Arto Ollila, Milla Parkkali, Miguel Pereira, Pasi Piironen, Teemu Pirinen, Anna Puisto, Aleksi Räihä, Pekka Salminen, Lauri Salo, Katri Salonen, Juhani Suikki, Maiju Suomi, Anniina Taivainen, Tuulikki Tanska, Ilkka Törmä (Design Team), Soile Heikkinen (Landscape Architect), Tero Hirvonen, Karola Sahi (Interior Architects)
  • Area

    45400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Shaping the Future: What to Consider When Designing for Children

09:30 - 6 September, 2018
© Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin

Le Corbusier stated in his seminal text, Towards a New Architecture, that “...man looks at the creation of architecture with his eyes, which are 5 feet 6 inches from the ground.” Logical and rational codes such as this form the standard for much of architectural production - but of course, these "norms" are as constructed as architecture itself. This particular standard is especially irrelevant when designing for children, for whom the adult-centric assumptions of architecture do not and should not apply.

© Katsuhisa Kida © Antoine Espinasseau © John Donat RIBA Library Photographs Collection © Dorte Mandrup + 24

This 3D Printer, Designed Specifically for Architects, Is Surprisingly Easy to Use

10:15 - 16 October, 2017

Have you ever spent hours calibrating the nozzle of a 3D printer or preparing a print-ready file – only to find that the model has failed because of a missed zero-thickness wall? With this in mind, the Platonics Arka 3D printer currently being developed in Helsinki, Finland—has one simple goal: to remove all unnecessary set-up and technical processes by means of intelligent automation and, as a result, almost entirely eliminate the wasted time that architects and designers spend calibrating printers, or working up print-ready files.

© Platonics © Platonics © Platonics © Platonics + 9

Verstas Architects Win Competition to Expand Lapland Central Hospital in Finland

15:22 - 6 May, 2015
Verstas Architects Win Competition to Expand Lapland Central Hospital in Finland, Courtesy of Verstas Architects
Courtesy of Verstas Architects

Finnish firm Verstas Architects has been awarded first place in a competition for the expansion of Finland's Lapland central hospital for their design of a functional complex of "healing architecture." Responding to the challenge of Finland's aging population and changes in municipal funding, the winning proposal reflects the "hospital of tomorrow," creating a flexible and functional space in conversation with its urban surrounds.

Three Lessons From Finnish Architecture

00:00 - 26 December, 2014
Three Lessons From Finnish Architecture, Kuokkala Church – OOPEAA . Image © Fernanda Castro
Kuokkala Church – OOPEAA . Image © Fernanda Castro

I recently had the opportunity to visit Finland, representing ArchDaily on an architecture press tour organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. This was a chance for me to see firsthand some of the recent architecture projects built in the last several years by young architects.

I would like to share with you some of the lessons and best practices I learned from Finnish architecture that I believe we could apply to our work as architects (especially in Latin America, where I am from).

Verstas Architects Selected for New Core of Aalto University in Finland

01:00 - 4 October, 2013
Verstas Architects Selected for New Core of Aalto University in Finland, Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd
Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd

Helsinki-based Verstas Architects have recently been announced as the winners of a competition to design a new central campus for the Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. The new core of the university will sit alongside the campus's original Main Building and Library designed by Alvar Aalto.

Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd Courtesy of Verstas Architects Ltd + 12

Saunalahti School / VERSTAS Architects

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
Saunalahti School / VERSTAS Architects, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Espoo, Finland
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Väinö Nikkilä, Jussi Palva, Riina Palva, Ilkka Salminen
  • Main contractor

    YIT Rakennus Oy
  • Interior design

    Karola Sahi in collaboration with Verstas Architects
  • Area

    10500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

City Cottage / Verstas Architects

00:00 - 8 September, 2011
City Cottage / Verstas Architects, © Andreas Meichsner
© Andreas Meichsner

© Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner © Andreas Meichsner + 26

Kirkkojärvi Comprehensive School / Verstas Architects

02:00 - 7 September, 2011
© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

Architects: Verstas Architects Location: Espoo, Finland Client: City of Espoo Project Year: 2010 Project Area: 10,280 sqm Photographs: Rauno Träskelin, Tuomas Uusheimo

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo + 17