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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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