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Tampere Travel and Service Center in Tampere, Finland by COBE and Lundén Architecture

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Article source: COBE and Lundén Architecture

The international design competition for Tampere Travel and Service Centre was decided today at 11 AM Finnish time at Tampere City Hall, where Mayor Anna-Kaisa Ikonen unveiled the winning project. The winners are Danish architects COBE and Finnish Lundén Architecture in collaboration with Ramboll Finland and Newsec. The competition is the largest of its kind in Finland in many years.

Image Courtesy © COBE and Lundén Architecture

Image Courtesy © COBE and Lundén Architecture

  • Architects: COBE and Lundén Architecture
  • Project: Tampere Travel and Service Center
  • Location: Tampere, Finland
  • Client: City of Tampere, Finnish Transport Agency, VR-Group and Senate Properties
  • Engineer: Rambøll Finland
  • Property valuation: Newsec
  • Programme: New Travel and Service Centre for the City of Tampere, as well as a masterplan for the areas surrounding the railyard
  • Size: 120.000 m2
  • Assignment type: 1st Prize in competition in 2014

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Visual Material in Vaasa, Finland by MANDAWORKS

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article source: MANDAWORKS

Grown out of an ambition to create a modern town, Carl Axel Setterberg’s 1860’s plan utilized a simple grid to achieve connectivity, hierarchy & diversity.  The power of Setterberg’s grid has eroded as the city has expanded. Today, modern infrastructure and large complexes have cutoff the city center’s grid from the surrounding neighborhoods.

Image Courtesy © MANDAWORKS

Image Courtesy © MANDAWORKS

  • Architects: MANDAWORKS
  • Project: Visual Material
  • Location: Vaasa, Finland

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HOUSE RIIHI in Alajärvi, Finland by OOPEAA

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Article source: OOPEAA

The building is located in Alajärvi, a small village in eastern Ostrobothnia in Finland, in a valley-like area next to a small island of forest on the side of a farm field.

It was commissioned by a family of an entrepreneur father, an artist mother and two sons, who needed a house with spaces to live in accompanied with spaces for their hobbies and a studio to serve as an atelier.

Image Courtesy ©  Jussi Tiainen

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: OOPEAA
  • Project: HOUSE RIIHI
  • Location: Alajärvi, Finland
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Software used: Real models and Hand-sketching
  • Client / user: private
  • Commission:  direct commission
  • Years:  2010- 2014 (completion)
  • Architect in charge: Anssi Lassila
  • Project architect: Jussi-PekkaVesala
  • Design team: Iida Hedberg, Hanna-KaarinaHeikkilä, TommiHeinonen, JuhaPakkala
  • Size: 239 m² + 120 m² + 120 m².

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Kamppi Chapel in Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects Ltd

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Article source: K2S Architects Ltd

The Kamppi Chapel is located on the south side of the busy Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It offers a place to quiet down and compose oneself in one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

Image Courtesy © Marko Huttunen

  • Architects: K2S Architects Ltd
  • Project: Kamppi Chapel
  • Location: Simonkatu 7, Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tuomas Uusheimo, Marko Huttunen
  • Client: Helsinki Parish Union and the City of Helsinki
  • Completion: April‐May 2012
  • Total floor area: 352 m2
  • Structural engineering: Insinööritoimisto Vahanen Oy, Matti Kivinen, Ulla Harju
  • Design team: Jukka Mäkinen, Kristian Forsberg, Abel Groenewolt, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Mikko Näveri, Miguel Pereira, Outi Pirhonen, Teija Tarvo, Elina Tenho, Jarno Vesa

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Kannisto School in Vantaa, Finland by LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Article source: LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

Kannisto School is the building for primary school, daycare centre, local community centre and local dental care. School is situated in the Marja-Vantaa area, which is the most significant new urban residential and business area to be emerged within the Helsinki Region. It will offer homes for some 30.000 inhabitants and 25.000 jobs in the future.

Image Courtesy © LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

Image Courtesy © LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.

  • Architects: LINJA ARCHITECTS LTD.
  • Project: Kannisto School
  • Location: Vantaa, Finland
  • Client: City of Vantaa
  • Software used: designed mainly with AutoCad. 3D modelling with SketchUp.

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Kalasatama Fiskari and Fregatti residential buildings in Helsinki, Finland by INSINÖÖRITOIMISTO MÄKELÄINEN LTD

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Article source: Tekla

As Oy Kalasataman Fiskari and As Oy Kalasataman Fregatti, and the connecting car park are the figurehead block of the new residential area built in Kalasatama, Helsinki.

The buildings are situated by the seashore. The architectural plan won a property lease competition organized by the City of Helsinki, and was praised by the jury for its unprecedented, personal and refined whole, giving the property a strong and new identity.

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Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center in Helsinki, Finland by Hakli Architects

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Article source:  Hakli Architects

The Omenapuisto day-care centre is designed on a narrow site and follows the adjoining street pattern. The southern part of the site is reserved as a play area which the group rooms and corridors open on to. The aim is to achieve lightness and openness coupled with the necessary degree of supervision.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: Hakli Architects
  • Project: Omenapuisto Day-Care-Center
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • Translation: Nicholas Mayow
  • Floor area: 890 kem2
  • Year of completion: 2013
  • Building Developer: Helsingin kaupunki, Tilakeskus
  • Client: City of Helsinki, Social Servicves Department, Child Day Care
  • Building developer consult: A-Insinöörit Rakennuttaminen Oy
  • Structural design: HKR-ARK-TTO / Antti Nurmi
  • HPAC design: Pöyry Finland Oy
  • Electrical design: Olof Granlund, United Engineers Ltd
  • Main contractor: Larmix Group Oy

New Helsinki Central Library in Finland by Henning Larsen Architects

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Article source: Henning Larsen Architects

The new Helsinki Central Library is uniquely situated in the historic city centre, with direct views to the downtown area and Töölönlahti Bay. The design of the new building is inspired by this exceptional location, incorporating and intertwining the park and city in a sweeping gesture reminiscent of a yin yang symbol.

Image Courtesy © Henning Larsen Architects

  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects
  • Project: New Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Client: The City of Helsinki
  • Gross floor area: 10,000 m2
  • Year of design: 2012 – 2013
  • Type of assignment: Open International Competition

Kalevala Koru Jewelry Flagship Store in Helsinki, Finland by Happimaa Oy

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Article source: Happimaa Oy

Kalevala Koru, with Happimaa, opened their flagship store on Helsinki’s central esplanade at the end of 2012. The well-known Finnish jeweler was looking for a new type of jewelry store that would showcase their brands in a new and more innovate way. Working within a very tight schedule, the designers proposed a radical idea of bringing the customer into direct contact with the jewelry.

Image Courtesy © Antti Ahtiluoto

  • Architects: Happimaa Oy (Jay Magnusson, Ioana Maftei, Liisa Heino and Tero Helenius)
  • Project: Kalevala Koru Jewelry Flagship Store
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Antti Ahtiluoto
  • Software used: AutoCAD and SketchUp Pro
  • Total area: 77.5 m2
  • Sales area: 74,5 m2
  • Open: 30.11.2012

Sauna tonttu in Soini, Finland by Lassila Hirvilammi

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Article source: Lassila Hirvilammi

The sauna is located on top of a rock which rises 200 meters above sea level. You reach the sauna along a little path through a cornfield, which leads to a sheltered terrace. The walk up to the sauna is part of the purification process.

Image Courtesy © Mikko Auerniitty

  • Architects: Lassila Hirvilammi (Anssi Lassila)
  • Project: Sauna tonttu
  • Location: Soini, Finland
  • Photography: Mikko Auerniitty
  • Years of planning: 2009
  • Construction: 2009-10
  • Floor area: 16 m2 , 72 m3
  • Builders: Petri ja Martti Piipponen
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