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The Guggenheim in Helsinki, Finland by THEEAE LTD

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Article source: THEEAE LTD

The environment present in the city is the cityscape that creates the characteristic  of the town. It is a form of elevation that our eye can capture. It may be an expression of our needs to survive in the town. Furthermore, it would generate emotional and sentimental effusion by creating a memory out of it.

Image Courtesy © THEEAE LTD

Image Courtesy © THEEAE LTD

  • ArchitectsTHEEAE LTD
  • Project: The Guggenheim
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Site Area: 19,800 sqm
  • Total Building Area: 12,450 sqm
  • Floors: Level 1 to Level 3
  • Height: 18m
  • Status: Competition Entry Guggenheim

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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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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

Helsinki Central Library in FINLAND by ALA ARCHITECTS

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Article source: ALA ARCHITECTS

Käännös’ grows from the dynamic between the site and the goals of the library program. The interplay between the building’s three individual floors is the key concept of the entry. The public plaza in front of the building will continue inside, merging with a catalogue of meeting and experience features. The ground floor will be a robust, busy and frequently updated space suitable for quick visits and walkthroughs. The active, zero-threshold public spaces will be visible, attractive, understandable and welcoming to all visitors.

Image Courtesy © Jussi Tiainen

  • Architects: ALA ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: HELSINKI, FINLAND
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen
  • TYPE: Open competition, 1. prize
  • STATUS: In progress
  • PROGRAM: 16 000 m2
  • CLIENT: City of Helsinki
  • TEAM: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston with Aleksi Niemeläinen, Jussi Vuori, Erica Österlund and Martin Genet, Vladimir Ilic, Tiina Juuti, Julius Kekoni, Auvo Lindroos, Pekka Sivula, Jyri Tartia
  • COLLABORATORS: Renderings: Vizarch.Cz, Petra Grísová, Josef Veselý, Vratislav Zíka Energy technical specialist: Arup, Paul Dunne Mechanical engineering: Arup, Paul Dunne, Susan Cormican, Luke Stewart, Mona Holtkoetter Structural engineering: Arup, Rory McGowan, Aidan Madden, Colm Morrin Facade engineering: Arup, Anthony McCauley Scale model: Stoltmodels, Klaus Stolt
  • Software used: Autocad Architecture 2013

Sateenkaari (Rainbow) Housing in Helsinki, Finland by ARK-house Architects

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Article source: ARK-house Architects 

The building site is located in Vuosaari, the most eastern suburb of Helsinki in Finland. The site is characterized by the new artificial canal and its circular pool, which creates the ending and the new focus for the architectural composition of the area. The building site is located on the edge of the built environment, from the other side it faces the almost untouched virgin landscape dominated by dark fir forest.

Image Courtesy © Tiia Ettala 

  • Architects: ARK-house Architects
  • Project: Sateenkaari (Rainbow) Housing
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Photography: Tiia Ettala
  • Architects: Pentti Kareoja, Harri Ahonen, Heljä Herranen
  • Area: 5,800 ㎡
  • Client : NCC

“BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library in Helsinki, Finland by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Article source: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers

BIBLIO-Centrum – from the Greek word for book and the Latin word for center – will be Helsinki’s new “book center” or “book central”, a focal point for the most prominent facilities of the city:  Parliament, the Helsinki Music Centre, the Finland Opera House, the Kiasma Museum, Sanoma House, and the central railway station.  Proposed by d INKOFF Architects & Engineers, the BIBLIO-Centrum will be a center of diverse cultural and intellectual activities, a congregating point for people with a thirst for knowledge.

Image Courtesy d INKOFF

  • Architects: d INKOFF Architects & Engineers
  • Project: “BIBLIO-Centrum” Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Educational- Public
  • Client: City Of Helsinki, Public Works Department
  • Gross Area: 13 382 SqM
  • Net Area: 10 095 SqM
  • Design Principal:  Tino Dinkoff
  • Principal: Rick Sholl
  • Principal: Gary Gerber
  • Stanislav Hristov: Visualizations, Manuel Quevedo
  • Solar Engineers: Sun Light & Power Co., Berkeley, CA,USA
  • Technical: Langdon Wilson Architects, Los Angeles, CA, USA

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SILO 468 in Helsinki, Finland by Lighting Design Collective (LDC)

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Article source: Lighting Design Collective (LDC)

Disused oil silo has been converted into mesmerizing light art piece and a public space with the aid of swarm intelligence, interactive lighting and some crazy acoustics.

The project is a conversion of oil silo into light art piece and a public space designed by Madrid based Lighting Design Collective (LDC).

Image Courtesy HannuIso-oja

  • Architects: Lighting Design Collective (LDC)
  • Project: SILO 468
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Design: Lighting Design Collective: TapioRosenius, Oscar Martin, Rodolfo Lozano, Victor Soria, GorkaCortazar, Reinaldo Alcala, Rodrigo Arcaya
  • Client: City of Helsinki planning department, TASKE, Helsinki Energy
  • Project manager: HKR Executive
  • Executive Architect: Pöyry Finland Oy
  • Electrical Engineers: OlofGranlundOy
  • Contractor: VRJ Etelä-SuomiOy
  • Photographers: HannuIso-oja, TuomasUusheimo, TapioRosenius
  • Software used: For the concept stage mainly used: processing and video editing software, for the actual custom software writing used OpenFrameworks

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