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Keilaniemi metro station in Espoo, Finland by ALA Architects

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Article source: ALA Architects 

The first phase of the extension of the metropolitan area subway connects Ruoholahti, Helsinki and Matinkylä, Espoo. Upon completion, in late 2017, the West Metro will service over 100,000 passengers every day.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: Keilaniemi metro station
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: Autocad, Navisworks, Rhinoceros
  • Client: Länsimetro Oy
  • Team: ALA partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Sami Mikonheimo, Pekka Tainio, Niklas Mahlberg, Harri Ahokas, Santtu Hyvärinen, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Nina Rusanen, Miguel Silva, Pekka Sivula, Jyri Tartia and Yena Young, in collaboration with Esa Piironen Architects (Esa Piironen, Juha Lumme, Henriikka Ryhänen)
  • Collaborators: Sweco PM (Project consultant), CJN Arkkitehtitoimisto (coordinator), Konsulttiyhteenliittymä FKW (Geo & track engineering), Rockplan (Rock engineering), Insinööritoimisto A-Insinöörit (Structures), Pöyry Building Services, Insinööritoimisto Olof Granlund and Konsulttiryhmä Nissinen-Niemistö (HVAC)
  • Status: Built, Metro Traffic Starts in November 2017

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Aalto University Metro Station in Espoo, Finland by ALA Architects

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Article source: ALA Architects 

The first phase of the western extension of the Helsinki metropolitan area subway line, the West Metro – in use since November 18, 2017 – connects Ruoholahti, Helsinki to Matinkylä, Espoo. The West Metro will service over 170,000 passengers per day. The objective that has been set for the architecture of the eight new stations along the first, and the five new stations along the second phase of the extension is to create distinctive, location-specific identities for them on both urban and interior scale. At the same time the metro will act as a link between the various urban centers of the City of Espoo and in a way create its new backbone.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects, (Esa Piironen)
  • Project: Aalto University Metro Station
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: Autocad, Navisworks, Rhinoceros
  • Client: Länsimetro
  • Collaborators: Sweco PM (project consultant), CJN Arkkitehtitoimisto (coordinator), Konsulttiyhteenliittymä FKW (geo, track & rock engineering), Insinööritoimisto A-Insinöörit (structural design), Pöyry Building Services and Insinööritoimisto Olof Granlund with Konsulttiryhmä Nissinen-Niemistö (HVAC), YIT Rakennus (main contractor, station)
  • Building: 15,500 m2
  • Status: Built, metro traffic started on November 18, 2017

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Aalto University Main Building in Espoo, Finland by ALA Architects

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

Article source: ALA Architects

Dipoli, the listed iconic and experimental student union building of Helsinki University of Technology designed by Raili and Reima Pietilä and completed in 1966 has gone through a complete renovation and gotten a new life as the main building of Aalto University. The building reopened for fall semester 2017.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: Aalto University Main Building
  • Location: Otakaari 24, Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo, Marc Goodwin
  • Software used: Autocad
  • Client: Aalto University Properties
  • Team: ALA partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Toni Laurila, Pekka Sivula, Simo Nuojua, Lotta Kindberg, Tiina Liisa Juuti, Marlène Oberli-Räihä, Mirja SIllanpää and Sari Vesanen
  • Collaborators: Workspace (office space concept), Creadesign (service design), Kristo Vesikansa (conservation), Ramboll Finland (building services engineering), Palotekninen insinööritoimisto Markku Kauriala (fire safety), Vahanen Group (structural design), Tuuli Sotamaa (interior design), Helimaki Acoustics (acoustics design), Suurkeittiö-Insinööritoimisto Rita Pulli (kitchen design), NCC Building (main contractor)
  • Status: Completed, the building re-opened for fall semester 2017

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Suvela Chapel in Espoo, Finland by OOPEAA

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Article source: OOPEAA 

The Suvela chapel was commissioned by the Espoo Parish Union and it will be used jointly by the Espoo Parish Union, the Swedish Parish of Espoo and the City of Espoo to serve the entire community of Suvela. It is a multifunctional building that offers a space for the people of the community to use together for their many different needs regardless of their religious affiliation.

OOPEAA embarked on the design and planning for the Suvela Chapel and the nearby community park in 2012. The goal was to create a building that has a strong identity of its own while also entering in dialogue with the multicultural context of its suburban neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © Marc Goodwin, archmospheres

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: Suvela Chapel
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, archmospheres
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Parish of Espoo
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect (construction phase): Iida Hedberg
  • Team: Juha Pakkala, Teemu Hirvilammi, Jussi-Pekka Vesala, Hanna-Kaarina Heikkilä, Anis Souissi, Miguel Silva
  • Commission: Tender
  • Size: 2.150 brm²
  • Year: 2010 – 2016

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Renovation Of The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre in Espoo, Finland by Arkkitehdit NRT Oy

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Article source: Museum of Finnish Architecture

The former main building of the Helsinki University of  Technology took on a new role when three universities were merged as Aalto University in 2010. The Otaniemi  Campus designed by Alvar Aalto was chosen as the shared home of the Aalto Schools of Engineering, Business and  Arts & Design.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: Arkkitehdit NRT Oy
  • Project: Renovation Of The Aalto University Undergraduate Centre
  • Location: Otakaari 1, 02100 Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: ArchiCAD versions 11 to 13
  • Total area: 47 985 brm2
  • Volume: 183 879 m3
  • Year finished: 2015

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MotorCenter Espoonlahti in Espoo, Finland by Architects Soini&Horto Ltd

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Article source: Architects Soini&Horto Ltd

MotorCenter is a retail office building, which gathers car dealers and related companies under one roof.  The building is located in Espoo in the intersection of Länsiväylä and Soukanväylä.  The two floors feature high interiors, and some of the spaces include a mezzanine. The second floor deck gives drive–‐in access to second floor stores, with some of the parking spaces right in front of the stores. The MotorCenter now features such services as vehicle inspection, collision repair shop and paintshop, and a garage and restaurant for the customers and workers in the area. The front facade, which faces Länsiväylä, is clad with ceramic   plates and the rest of the facades with steel cassette panels.

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

Image Courtesy © Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Architects: Architects Soini&Horto Ltd
  • Project: MotorCenter Espoonlahti
  • Location: Espoo, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architects in charge: Kalle Soini, Teemu Asikainen
  • Area: 4500sqm
  • Year: 2014

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