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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

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Max Plunger
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Steam of Life Pavilion / JKMM Architects

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

Sauna  · 
Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Hannu Rytky
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

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

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Tuomas Uusheimo Photography
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Jallukka House for Musicians / Talli Architecture and Design

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

Apartments  · 
Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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.

Amos Rex / JKMM Architects

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

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Mika Huisman, Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

OOPEAA Design Modular Floating Pool for Urban Waterfronts

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

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

© Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo

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

Apartments  · 
Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Tuomas Uusheimo, Tuukka Vuori
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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

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

© Kuvio © Kuvio © Kuvio © Kuvio + 27

Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Kuvio, Kuudes
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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

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

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

Houses  · 
Helsinki, Finland
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Marc Goodwin
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017