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Showroom Exhibition Architecture in Helsinki, Finland by avanto architects ltd

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Article source: avanto architects ltd

Showroom design, interior design and lighting event for professionals is organized second time in Helsinki Fair Centre 13.–15.9.2017. The event is collaboration between Helsinki Design Week and Habitare, the biggest interior design fair in Finland. We were asked to design exhibition architecture but we found the task very challenging as we always start from the site. The vast empty exhibition hall didn’t provide us with any starting points. We started thinking what the fair is all about. As all the information can be found in internet, what is the point of this kind of events? We concluded that the main point is the contact between exhibitors and visitors. This is why we focused on interaction between people instead of designing fancy physical exhibition structures.

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Pyramid House in Sysmä, Finland by VOID Architecture

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Article source: VOID Architecture

A pyramidal roof culminating in a fully glazed nature observatory defines this wooden house built on a square footprint.

The owner of a beautiful plot stuck between a mountain forest and a lake in Finland wanted a house with a distinctive character that would offer the comfort of a contemporary lifestyle and, at the same time, establish a tight connection with the strong and beautiful natural features of the site.

A solution was found in a wooden building designed around a pure geometric shape, balancing clean contemporary lines, traditional materials and complex spatial solutions.

Image Courtesy © VOID Architecture

  • Architects: VOID Architecture
  • Project: Pyramid House
  • Location: Sysmä, Finland
  • Project size: 125 m2
  • Site size: 1010 m2
  • Building levels: 3
  • Completion date: 2017

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Biofore House in Helsinki, Finland by Helin & Co Architects

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Article source: Helin & Co Architects

UPM, the world’s second biggest forest company, leads the integration of bio and forest industries into an innovation-driven, resource-efficient future.

The main spatial element of the interior is the atrium, which allows for communication and gives the building an integral part of its identity. Adjacent to the entrance is a high cone-shaped gallery which enables product and art exhibitions and other small-scale events. Conference centre on the ground floor swirls around the atrium – guests are received in the bright café area in the lofty atrium. All workspaces, management included, are open-plan. The layout of the office floors is dynamic and enables impromptu brainstorming and one-on-one meetings for informal testing of new ideas “in statu nascendi”.

Image Courtesy © Mikael Linden

  • Architects: Helin & Co Architects
  • Project: Biofore House
  • Location: Alvar Aallon katu 1, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin, Mikael Linden, Martin Sommerschield, Totti Helin
  • Gross area: 16,000 m²
  • Client & user: UPM Group
  • Year of completion: 2013

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Easton Shopping Centre in Helsinki, Finland by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

Friday, November 24th, 2017

Article source: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

Easton Helsinki, a shopping centre by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki in Itäkeskus, Helsinki, opened its doors to the public today. The 66,000m2 development is the first phase in a larger urban plan and looks to celebrate the identity and culture of Helsinki’s eastern districts. The project idealistically and physically centres itself around food, bringing together local vendors and businesses at the heart of the shopping centre; at the same time introducing in a much more varied commercial programme around this. Whilst become a beacon to those on the motorway, the shopping centre takes a much more calm approach when viewed from the street, with its gently undulating façade of ceramic tiles taking on the local red-brick aesthetic and sitting comfortably within the urban scale.

Image Courtesy © Kauppakeskus Easton

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Villa Lumi in Nummela, Finland by avanto architects

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Article source: avanto architects

Villa Lumi (lumi = snow) is bordered from three sides by streets. The incoherent suburban environment doesn’t provide any interesting views or starting points for the architecture. This is why the building turns around a courtyard. The noise of traffic is blocked with a glazed pool wing. Terrace courtyard, opening towards the evening sun from the west, is a place of several activities for the family living in the villa.

Image Courtesy © Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield

  • Architects: avanto architects (Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen, architects SAFA)
  • Project: Villa Lumi
  • Location: Lemminkäisenkuja 1, Nummela,  Finland
  • Photography: Anders Portman and Martin Sommerschield
  • Interior design: the client together with the architects
  • Structural design: Marko Kujala, RI
  • HVAC design: Ekotek LVI-suunnittelu Oy/ Juhani Huttunen
  • Electrical design: InsinööritoimistoTechniplan Oy / Heikki Grundström
  • Gross floor area: 370m2
  • Design and construction: 2006-2014

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Aalto University, Otakaari 1 in Helsinki, Finland by Architects NRT Ltd

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Article source: Architects NRT Ltd

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

  • Architects: Architects NRT Ltd
  • Project: Aalto University, Otakaari 1
  • Location: Otakaari 1, 02100 ESPOO, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Software used: ArchiCAD versios 13-16 and we also used several other programs for text editing, listings, and layouts.
  • Detailed information: Former TKK main building Original design by Alvar Aalto 1964 Phase 2-4 renovation
  • Client/Contractor: Aalto University Properties Ltd.
  • Project acquisition method: Bidding competition 2009

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A•lava in Helsinki, Finland by Aalto University Wood Program

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Article source: Aalto University Wood Program

Designed and constructed by a team of 20 students from the Aalto University’s Wood Program, the pavilion provides a sheltered stage for Annantalo, an art center for young people and families in the center of Helsinki, Finland. The stage is build as a semi-permanent building and will accommodate various art events from the school during the summers for the next five years.

Image Courtesy © Philip Tidwell

  • Architects: Aalto University Wood Program
  • Project: A•lava
  • Location: Annantalo, Annankatu 30 00100 Helsinki
  • Photography: Marc Goodwin and  Philip Tidwell
  • Engineer: Antti Haikala (FI)
  • Tutors: Pekka Heikkinen (FI), Philip Tidwell (US), Willem van Bolderen (NL)
  • Student Design Team: Alba Aguilar (MX), Emilia Almqvist Jansson (SW), Mathias Björkman (FI), Caio Cintra (BR), Rodrigo Giorgi (BR), Riccardo Guerri (IT), Noora Kassinen (FI), Loreto Mancilla Bahamonde (CL), Elsa Mendoza (MX), Guido Mitidieri (IT), Teodor Nilson (SW), Tatsuro Sakata (JP), Andrea Settimi (IT), Heidi Silvennoinen (FI), Hannah Smith (CA), Kire Stavrov (MK), Jianlin Sun (CA), Kenji Takahashi (JP), Paul Texereau (FR), Sonja Äärilä (FI)
  • Area: 81 m2 (covered)
  • Project Year: 2017

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Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 expansion in Vantaa, Finland by ALA Architects

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Article source: ALA Architects

ALA, HKP AND RAMBOLL WIN THE COMPETITION FOR THE EXPANSION OF HELSINKI AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 

ALA Architects, HKP Architects and Ramboll Finland have won the invited competition for the expansion of Terminal 2 at Helsinki Airport with their entry “City Hall”. The competition was organized by the Finnish airport operator Finavia. Altogether four teams were selected for the competition based on a request for qualifications. In addition to the expansion, the design task also included a regional plan for the airport area and the necessary modifications of the existing terminal, as well as a ground transportation hub to be built at a later stage. The schematic design phase commences immediately after the publication of the results. The expansion will be built in phases with the preliminary date of completion set for 2021. The project is part of Finavia’s development program, worth approximately one billion euros.

Image Courtesy © ALA Architects & HKP Architects

  • Architects: ALA Architects
  • Project: Helsinki Airport Terminal 2 expansion
  • Location: Helsinki Airport, Vantaa, Finland
  • Renderings: Petra Grísová, Vratislav Zíka and Jakub Frolík (VIZarch)
  • Client: Finavia
  • Team: ALA Architects’ principals Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston with HKP Architects’ principals Pekka Leskelä and Mikko Suvisto and ALA employees David Gallo, Petri Herrala, Lotta Kindberg, Rachel Murray and Pauliina Rossi
  • Engineering: Jukka Sirén, Pekka Kuorikoski, Pekka Ahola, Juha Åberg, Rauno Laatikainen and Juho Suolahti (Ramboll Finland)
  • Program: Approx. 30,000 sqm of new construction and 45,000 sqm of renovation

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House Spaak in Helsinki, Finland by AVARRUS Architects ltd

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Article source: AVARRUS Architects ltd

House Spaak is an exceptional building project where historical and modern wooden architecture combines. New terraced house comprises an idyllic entirety with Konstaapeli Spaak’s log house which was erected around 1730. Designed by AVARRUS Architects, these terraced apartments have a solid wood frame and natural ventilation. Whereas Spaak’s log-frame house was renovated with piety into sauna and workshops for the residents.

Image Courtesy © Ville Vappula Photography

  • Architects: AVARRUS Architects ltd
  • Project: House Spaak
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Ville Vappula Photography
  • Software used: Archicad
  • Architectural design team: Pauli Siponen, Atte Aaltonen, Niilo Ikonen
  • Lead Architects: Pauli Siponen, architect
  • Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 450 m2
  • Completion Year: 2017

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The Baltic Gate in Helsinki, Finland by Taller Proyectual

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Architects: Taller Proyectual

Helsinki is a multicultural, diverse, enigmatic and charming city, considered one of the best cities in the world in all aspects, also known as the \”Pearl of the Baltic\”. It is a cultural, urban and sustainable worldwide reference.

Image Courtesy © Taller Proyectual

  • Architects: Taller Proyectual
  • Project: The Baltic Gate
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Client: Municipality of Helsinki
  • Team: Miguel A. Arias
  • Area: 44 Ha
  • Year: 2015

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