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Think Corner Helsinki University / JKMM Architects

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

© Mika Huisman © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Mika Huisman + 19

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects: JKMM Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  13000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Merianto, Panasonic, Baumannn, Cacoon CACOON, Carl Anderson S ö er FRONT +12

Amos Rex / JKMM Architects

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

12 House / ORTRAUM

© Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin © Marc Goodwin + 23

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects: ORTRAUM
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  72
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: KLH, Robert McNeel & Associates

Box by Posti Self Service Store / Fyra

© Riikka Kantinkoski © Riikka Kantinkoski © Riikka Kantinkoski © Riikka Kantinkoski + 11

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects: Fyra
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Bolon, Planlicht, Adobe, Durat +5

An Emergency Housing Complex and a Museum in Helsinki: 7 Unbuilt Projects Submitted by our Readers

This week’s curated selection from our readers’ submissions focuses on some of the essential components of our present-day cities.

Featuring the best-unbuilt architecture, the article highlights adaptive reuse projects that transformed abandoned warehouses and factories, a street design in Luxembourg, a regenerative master plan in Seoul, and an emergency family accommodation to temporarily house those in need. Moreover, the roundup distinguishes a library in South Korea and an extension of a museum in Helsinki, because the cultural aspect is an integral part of our urban environment.

K-Kampus Head Office / JKMM Architects

© Hannu Rytky © Mika Huisman © Hannu Rytky © Pauliina Salonen + 23

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects: JKMM Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  34200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019

Helsinki-based Architects JKMM Selected to Design the National Museum of Finland

JKMM’s “Atlas” proposal won the international design competition for the new extension of The National Museum of Finland. Organized by the Finnish Heritage Agency, the National Museum of Finland and Senate Properties, the competition entitled “New National” or “Uusi Kansallinen” in Finnish, gathered 185 entries from all around the world.

Courtesy of JKMM Architects Courtesy of JKMM Architects Courtesy of JKMM Architects Courtesy of JKMM Architects + 19

Kalasatama Electricity Substation and Suvilahti Graffiti Fence / Virkkunen & Co Architects

© Max Plunger
© Max Plunger

© Max Plunger © Max Plunger Kalasatama Electricity Substation and Suvilahti Graffiti Fence / Virkkunen & Co Architects Courtesy of Tuomas Kivinen + 25

Steam of Life Pavilion / JKMM Architects

© Hannu Rytky © Hannu Rytky © Hannu Rytky © Hannu Rytky + 10

Helsinki, Finland

JKMM's Dance House Helsinki is Designed to Advance the Performing Arts

Courtesy of JKMM & ILO Courtesy of JKMM & ILO Courtesy of JKMM & ILO Courtesy of JKMM & ILO + 8

Finnish practice JKMM’s newest project, The Dance House Helsinki, is set to become Finland’s first venue dedicated primarily to dance and the performing arts. Offering rehearsal and performance spaces for artists, Dance House forms an extension to Cable Factory, the largest existing cultural center in Finland.

JKMM Designs New Tammisaari Museum Outside Helsinki

JKMM Architects has won the competition to design a new museum in the sea side town of Tammisaari outside Helsinki. Organised by the Albert de la Chapelle Art Foundation, the competition aims to create a museum for the foundation's art collection with space to exhibit the work. JKMM’s entry was designed to act as a landmark and beacon for the city's cultural quarter to invite the public from the town’s main square.

New National Museum of Finland in Helsinki Architecture Competition

Uusi Kansallinen (in English: the New National) is a two-stage, open ideas architecture competition for the design of an Annex to the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki. The competition has been jointly organized by the Finnish Heritage Agency, the National Museum of Finland and Senate Properties.

The new Annex will facilitate the production of large-scale and technically demanding exhibitions for the National Museum of Finland. In addition to exhibitions, its multi-use, easily adaptable spaces will be well suited for a diverse range of cultural, art and recreational events, conferences and other functions.

A maximum prize pool of EUR 220,000 is available for prizes.

Artek HQ Helsinki / SevilPeach

© Tuomas Uusheimo Photography © Tuomas Uusheimo Photography © Tuomas Uusheimo Photography © Tuomas Uusheimo Photography + 24

  • Architects: SevilPeach
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  470
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Artek, Belux, Vitra, Kvadrat

Jallukka House for Musicians / Talli Architecture and Design

© Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo + 16

Helsinki, Finland

Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Create Triangular Towers for a New High-Rise District in Helsinki

Finnish office Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects have won the competition to design a new high-rise district in Helsinki. Proposing a cluster of public space and triangular plan towers, the firm will see the phased construction of the high-density, mixed-use towers and public space alongside construction firm YIT. Located in the Pasila district, the project is called Trigoni as a reference to the triangular plan of the towers and the desire to create strong connections around sustainable development.

Trigoni, Helsinki High-Rise. Image Courtesy of Brick Visual Trigoni, Helsinki High-Rise. Image Courtesy of Brick Visual Trigoni, Helsinki High-Rise. Image Courtesy of Brick Visual Trigoni, Helsinki High-Rise. Image Courtesy of Brick Visual + 20

OOPEAA + Lundén Architecture Company Design Charred Timber Housing District in Helsinki

OOPEAA, working in collaboration with Lundén Architecture Company, has won a design and build competition for a timber housing development in Kivistö, Vantaa in the Helsinki metropolitan area of Finland. Organized by the City of Vantaa, the competition asked entrants to design a district of wooden housing, part of a commitment “to provide climate-conscious development in housing.”

Titled “Upstairs – Downstairs, Living Together on Three Levels,” the OOPEAA and Lundén scheme will form part of the broader sustainable district, creating a link between natural forest, active streets, and railway infrastructure.

Helsinki Energy Company to Go Entirely Energy Neutral

In the quest for carbon neutrality, the City of Helsinki in Finland announced its action plans to minimize greenhouse gas emissions substantially by 2035. The city’s fully owned energy company, Helen Ltd, a producer of district heating, power, and district cooling, aims to augment this policy by converting its largely coal and natural gas energy production processes to climate-neutral energy production, thereby eliminating carbon dioxide emissions fully by 2050.