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Albertinpiha / JKMM Architects

01:00 - 28 February, 2019
Albertinpiha / JKMM Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Juha Mäki-Jyllilä
  • SAFA Architects

    Samuli Miettinen, Teemu Kurkela, Asmo Jaaksi, Tuomo Toivola
  • Area

    2500.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Eventes Business Garden / Arkkitehtitoimisto HKP

21:00 - 26 October, 2018
Eventes Business Garden / Arkkitehtitoimisto HKP, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman + 17

Amos Rex / JKMM Architects

05:00 - 29 August, 2018
Amos Rex  / JKMM Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Tuomas Uusheimo + 47

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mannerheimintie 22-24, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Category

  • Leading Architect

    Asmo Jaaksi
  • Project Architects

    Freja Stahlberg-Aalto, Katja Savolainen
  • Participating Architects

    Teemu Kurkela, Samuli Miettinen, Juha Mäki-Jyllilä, Edit Bajsz, Markus Manninen, Christopher Delany, Marko Pulli, Jussi Vepsäläinen
  • Area

    22000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Our Favorite Nordic Photographers: The Best Photos of The Week

07:00 - 2 July, 2017
Our Favorite Nordic Photographers: The Best Photos of The Week, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Often informed by its harsh climate and stunning landscapes, Nordic design, specifically architecture, has a unique relationship with nature. Photographers of Nordic architecture have benefitted from studying this close connection in their photos that experiment with capturing light, innovative materials, and landscape to create a compelling composition. Below is a selection of images of both public and private architecture by prominent photographers such as Pasi Aalto, Bert Leandersson, Mika Huisman and Åke E: Lindman.

© Åke E:son Lindman © Pasi Aalto © Åke E:son Lindman © Rasmus Hjortshøj + 8

OOPEAA Wins 2017 Spotlight Prize for Emerging Architects

16:00 - 26 May, 2017
OOPEAA Wins 2017 Spotlight Prize for Emerging Architects, Periscope Tower / OOPEAA. Image © Anssi Lassila
Periscope Tower / OOPEAA. Image © Anssi Lassila

Finnish practice OOPEAA has been awarded the 2017 Spotlight Prize for emerging architects. First given in 2009, the award was established by the Rice Design Alliance to celebrate the work of architects from around the world within their first 15 years of professional practice.

Past winners of the award have included Cadaver & Sola-Morales, OUALALOU+CHOI, 5468796, Interboro Partners, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, LA DALLMAN, Sou Fujimoto, and Anton García-Abril.

Kärsämäki Church / OOPEAA. Image © Jussi Tiainen Suvela Chapel / OOPEAA. Image © Mika Huisman House Riihi / OOPEAA. Image © Jussi Tiainen Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA. Image © Mikko Auerniitty + 8

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

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Maunula House / K2S Architects

02:00 - 16 February, 2017
 Maunula House / K2S Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman + 20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Metsäpurontie 4, 00630 Helsinki, Finland
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen
  • Area

    3100.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award

07:40 - 30 January, 2017
40 Projects Shortlisted for the 2017 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies Van Der Rohe Award, Courtesy of EUmiesAward17
Courtesy of EUmiesAward17

The European Commission and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation have announced the 40 shortlisted works that will compete for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award. The jury has chosen from 355 nominated works and the shortlist highlights the opportunities and the trends of today’s European territory: cities, housing, heritage, and memory. The five finalists will be announced in mid-February and the winner and the Emerging Architect in mid-May.

A third of the works tackle the challenge of contemporary architecture in relation with built heritage and a third of the work tackles the contemporary challenges of housing. The management of the historic urban landscape will be among the priorities highlighted by the ‘European Year of Cultural Heritage' in 2018.

"I would want the shortlisted schemes to demonstrate an interest in making places, in exploring convention and known typologies, in celebrating the pleasures of everyday use by a consideration of detail and an unspoken resistance to the current global tendency towards a self-referential architecture, one that belies context and the act of inhabitation." - Stephen Bates, Chairman of the Jury.

Seen the shortlist after the break.

Suvela Chapel / OOPEAA

09:00 - 6 January, 2017
Suvela Chapel / OOPEAA, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Espoo, Finland
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Anssi Lassila
  • Project Architect

    Iida Hedberg
  • Area

    2150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Fazer Visitor Center & Meeting Center / K2S Architects

02:00 - 30 September, 2016
Fazer Visitor Center & Meeting Center  / K2S Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Finland
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen
  • Area

    5130.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

4 Projects Named as Finalists for the 2016 Finlandia Prize

12:00 - 6 September, 2016
4 Projects Named as Finalists for the 2016 Finlandia Prize

The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) have announced a shortlist of 4 projects in contention for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016. Now in its third year, the prize continues with the goal to “increase public awareness of high quality Finnish architecture and [to highlight] its benefits for our well-being.”

Following the tradition of the award, while the shortlist was selected by a panel of architects, the final winning project will be chosen by a non-architect. This year, former Prime Minister of Finland Paavo Lipponen will have the honor of picking the winner.

Find out more about the 4 projects after the break.

Lahti Travel Centre / JKMM Architects

03:00 - 5 May, 2016
Lahti Travel Centre / JKMM Architects , © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

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15 Awe-Inspiring Libraries That Will Make You Want to Read All Day

12:00 - 10 April, 2016
15 Awe-Inspiring Libraries That Will Make You Want to Read All Day

From community meeting hubs to secluded refuges, places to learn and places to study, libraries can be so much more than just a place to a check out a book. With this in mind, we’ve rounded-up 15 awe-inspiring libraries, including a Canadian church that was converted into a library, the first library in Muyinga, Burundi – built using participatory design and local materials – and the largest academic library in Finland. See what makes each of the libraries unique after the break.

Finnish Nature Center Haltia / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

04:00 - 29 February, 2016
Finnish Nature Center Haltia / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

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Nine Projects to be Highlighted in 'In Therapy', the Nordic Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 19 February, 2016
Nine Projects to be Highlighted in 'In Therapy', the Nordic Contribution to the 2016 Venice Biennale, RRA's National Tourist Route in Trollstigen is among nine selected projects which will be displayed in-depth. Image via rra
RRA's National Tourist Route in Trollstigen is among nine selected projects which will be displayed in-depth. Image via rra

The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (ArkDes) have revealed that In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face—the exhibition for the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, curated by David Basulto—will partly comprise "a contemporary survey of Nordic architecture." 300 projects, drawn from over 500 submissions to a recent open call, will be complemented by an in-depth study of nine projects completed post-2008 by practices including Tham & Videgård, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, and Lahdelma & Mahlamäki.

"Just as Sverre Fehn’s pavilion is a crystallisation of Nordic architecture—embodying a precise and fluid articulation of structure, light, and nature—the nine we have chosen to focus in on as particularly representative of the contemporary scene have a similar gravitas and complexity – but with their own distinct identities" says Basulto, who has made the selection alongside James Taylor-Foster, Assistant Curator.

Tree Hotel / Tham & Videgård (Harads, Sweden). Image © Lindman Photography             Finnish Nature Centre /Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (Haltia, Finland). Image © Mika Huisman Puukuokka Housing Block / OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture (Jyväskylä, Finland). Image ©  Mikko Auerniitty Råå Daycare Center / Dorte Mandrup (Kustgaten, Sweden). Image © Adam Mørk + 12

5 Projects Shortlisted for the 2015 Finlandia Prize

06:00 - 4 September, 2015
5 Projects Shortlisted for the 2015 Finlandia Prize, OP HEADQUARTERS / JKMM Architects. Image © Mika Huisman
OP HEADQUARTERS / JKMM Architects. Image © Mika Huisman

The Finnish Association of Architects SAFA has announced the five projects shortlisted for the 2015 Finlandia Prize for Architecture. After hosting the competition successfully for the first time last year, the Association has returned to “increase public awareness of high quality Finnish architecture and [to highlight] its benefits for our well-being.”

Similarly to last year, while the five shortlisted projects were selected by a jury of architects, the final winning design will be chosen by a non-architect. This year Kaija Saariaho, an internationally renowned Finnish composer, will select the 2015 winner. “I’ve always taken a keen interest in architecture and of course concert halls," said Saariaho. "When visiting the buildings now proposed for the prize, I gave much thought to how deeply architecture affects our lives on a daily basis."

Learn more about the five shortlisted projects, after the break.

Viikinmäki Quarter House / AFKS

13:00 - 7 August, 2015
Viikinmäki Quarter House / AFKS, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman + 28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Harjannetie 36, 00710 Helsinki, Finland
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Jari Frondelius, Jaakko Keppo, Juha Salmenperä architects SAFA
  • Area

    3600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects

01:00 - 19 December, 2013
Helsinki University Main Library / Anttinen Oiva Architects, © Mika Huisman
© Mika Huisman

© Mika Huisman © Tuomas Uusheimo © Mika Huisman © Mika Huisman + 36