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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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Helsinki Central Library in Finland by Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Article source: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

Shared Dreams is a proposal for the new Helsinki Library, sited at a strategic point within the city, the cultural cluster in the Töölönlahti area, with the Helsinki Music Centre, the Aalto congress centre, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum. Office buildings and housing also contribute to urban life around the Makasiinipuisto Park. The new library is committed to strengthening this cluster.

AERIAL SIMULATION VIEW : Image Courtesy Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez

  • Architects: Kubota&Bachmann Architects+Martinez
  • Project: Helsinki Central Library
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Architect: Thoma Amarty, Pierre Voirin, Charlotte Thietart
  • Client: Helsinki City
  • Type of Competition: Open International Competition
  • Program: Library, childrens’ world, Exhibition, Cinema, Public service space and office
  • Site Area: Competition Study Area : 4 800 m²
  • Building Surface (Projet): Usable Floor Area : 10 526 m², Gross Floor Area 19 560m²
  • Result (21th November 2012): Conpetition Entry
  • Competition entry submission: 1st stage : 16th April 2012
  • Designer: Toshihiro KUBOTA, Francisco Martinez, Yves BACHMANN
  • Energy-technology expert: Elioth (egis group) / Sebastien Duprat, Aymeric Anqutin
  • Perspectives: Jigen
  • Software used: 3DSmax, Rhino

The Station Area of Malmi in Helsinki, Finland by Prokofyev-Archigroup

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Article source: Prokofyev-Archigroup

At the crossing of the transport routes in the cities, where there is constant presence of people and their movement, there is formed certain public space, which has its own especial atmosphere. Usually, stations in any country of the world, in any city, both bus and railway, arouse people’s typical formed stereotypes. And what if they are all identical? Same dowel, same rails and typical bulkheads over them. That is why each station should have its own unique appearance, its own atmosphere.

Image Courtesy Prokofyev-Archigroup

  • Architects: Prokofyev-Archigroup
  • Project: The station area of Malmi in Helsinki
  • Location: Malmi, Helsinki, Finland

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Töölönlahden Block 2018 in Helsinki, Finland by ALA Architects

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

“FINIS”

The charm of Töölönlahti street blocks is in its completing the immediate urban fabric without stealing all the attention. This urban row also shelters the park from discomfort and noise of nearby railroads, and stands as a principle spine to support existing buildings and future public developments. Block 2018 culminates the row, subsequently characterising the entire block.

Facade from train tracks

  • Architect: ALA Architects
  • Name of Project: Töölönlahden Block 2018
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Competition, Purchase
  • Program: 3 200 m² Housing, 10 600 m² Offices
  • Team: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta, Samuli Woolston with Harri Ahokas, Petra Grisova, Julius Kekoni, Pekka Tainio, Jyri Tartia, Yena Young, Yin Li

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Lauttasaarentie 1 in Helsinki, Finland by ALA Architects

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

Lauttasaari epitomizes the 1930’s suburban dream. The dream is built of seaviews, grand parks and long vistas across green courtyards between the extensive rows of apartment buildings.

Across the road is the popular hexagonal Mutteri kiosk designed by Bertel Liljeqvist in 1927 to cater for the ferry passengers on their way to their villas (Lauttasaari translates as ferry island). The first bridge to Lauttasaari was built in 1935 and the first block of apartments in 1937, on Pohjoiskaari adjacent to our site. Most of Lauttasaari had been built by the 1960?s and in 1969 a new wider bridge was built. The site is currently known for the strong concrete presence of the Finnish Composers? Copyright Society Teosto building, built in 1972 and designed by Veikko Malmio.

OLD TEOSTO OFFICE

  • Architect: ALA Architects
  • Name of Project: Lauttasaarentie 1
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Type: Commission
  • Status: In progress
  • Program: 6200 m2 Housing
  • Client: Skanska
  • Team: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta, Samuli Woolston with Heikki Riitahuhta, Mikko Kilpeläinen, Jyri Tartia, Petra Grisova

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Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout tower in Finland by HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Article source: Avanto Architects Ltd.

Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki) and Wood Focus Finland organised an architectural competition for the students of architecture at Helsinki University of Technology, with the assignment of designing a ten-metre-high view tower out of timber for the Zoo.

Night View

  • Architects: HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA
  • Project: Kupla – Helsinki Zoo Lookout tower
  • Location: Helsinki, Finland
  • Period of design: 2000-2002
  • Area: 82 brm2
  • Commander, user: Korkeasaari Zoo (Helsinki)
  • Developer: PWD (Helsinki City Public Works Department) Construction Management
  • Architectural design: HUT Wood Studio/ Ville Hara, architect SAFA
  • Structural engineering: DI Hannu Hirsi, DI Lauri Salokangas /Nuvo Engineering
  • Photography: Jussi Tiainen, HUT photography laboratory
  • Software used: AutoCAD

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