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Gösta’s Pavilion the Wooden Building of the Year 2014, Cafe Birgitta the Log House of the Year

Cafe Birgitta, Hernesaari, Helsinki (2013). Architect SAFA Minna Lukander, Arkkitehtuuri- ja muotoilutoimisto Talli Oy / Talli Ltd. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The Finnish Timber Council Puuinfo has nominated Gösta’s Pavilion, an extension for the Serlachius Art Museum in Mänttä, as the Wooden Building of the Year 2014. The building is designed by architectural studio MX_SI from Spain in collaboration with Architects Huttunen – Lipasti – Pakkanen. An open, international architectural competition was held in 2011 and the building was completed in 2014. The members of …

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New monograph on Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects

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Rakennustieto Publishing has issued a long-awaited book on the architectural works of the prize-winning Finnish partnership of Ilmari Lahdelma and Rainer Mahlamäki, principal partners of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.  The monograph is aptly timed with the first ever Finlandia Prize for Architecture, awarded to the History Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, where Rainer Mahlamäki acted as head designer. The new monograph presents …

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Schelling Architectural Theory Award 2014 to Juhani Pallasmaa

Antonello Alici, Juhani Pallasmaa and Fulvio Irace in Milan on 26 February 2014. Photo: Claudia Castaldi.

The Schelling Architecture Foundation has awarded professor Juhani Pallasmaa (b. 1936 in Hämeenlinna, Finland) the Architectural Theory Award 2014. The jury awarded the prize to the Finnish architect, writer, publisher, lecturer and critic for his life’s contribution to architectural culture, and especially for his impassioned studies of the phenomenological approach. By viewing architecture as a defender of the authenticity of human experience, …

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Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2014: Sixten Korkman propagating for a high-quality built environment

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw 2013. Rainer Mahlamäki / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Photo by Pawel Paniczko.

The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) has awarded our nation’s first Finlandia Prize for Architecture to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, located in Warsaw, Poland, which was completed in 2013. The chief architect of the building is Professor Rainer Mahlamäki of the architecture firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Architecture Information Centre Finland discussed with professor of economics …

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Museum of the History of the Polish Jews: Opening Festivities

Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Museum of History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland. Photo: Wojciech Krynski

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw opened its doors to the public in spring 2013. The Museum is celebrating the opening of core exhibition of the museum from 28th to 30th October, 2014. The exhibition illustrates the thousand-year history of Polish Jews. As a parallel event, the Laituri gallery of Helsinki City Planning Department displays the plans, drawings and photographs by architect, professor Rainer …

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Johanna Hurme’s 5468796 Architecture wins Future Project of the Year 2014

Competition entry by 5468796 Architecture, Atelier Anonymous and number TEN architectural group for the Art Gallery of Great Victoria, Canada.

Architect Johanna Hurme, principal of the Winnipeg-based architecture studio 5468796 Architecture has been awarded the prestigious Future Project of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore on 3rd October 2014. Ms. Hurme (b. 1975 in Helsinki, Finland) studied architecture at University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture in Winnipeg, Canada. She received her B.Arch. degree in 1999 and completed her M.Arch. degree in 2002. Finland is part …

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Record high interest in Helsinki Guggenheim, counter competition by NextHelsinki

Helsinki South Harbor seen from the North-West. Image source: nexthelsinki.org © Kaupunkimittausosasto and © Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto, Helsinki 2014.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has announced that the 1st phase of the  international, two-stage competition for the design of a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland, has received 1,715 entries. The amount of competition proposals breaks the recent international architectural competition records both worldwide and in Finland: 1,557 entries for the Giza Museum in Egypt in 2002, 579 entries for the extension of the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, …

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Competition for the Ravirata Area in Vaasa won by Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden

Aerial view of the winning proposal by Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden.

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden win open urban planning competition for the Ravirata area in Vaasa, Finland. The competition, the programme of which was to study the land use for a new housing district on a former trotting course of 16,7 ha, received 63 entries. The winning team behind the victorious entry named Inside Outside Vaasa are Martin Arfalk, Patrick Verhoeven, Nicholas Bigelow, Andrei …

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Komitu receives honorable mention in the Re-thinking Future Awards 2014 competition

Kouk Khleang Youth Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Susanna Alatalo.

Komitu – a group of Finnish architects and architecture students – has been awarded with an honorable mention for their Kouk Khleang Youth Centre in the international Re-thinking the Future Awards competition 2014. The award is to acknowledge the climate responsive work done by architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and creative people from all over the world. The youth centre was opened in Phnom …

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Impressive presentation of young Finnish architects in A10

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The newest issue #58 of the European A10 architecture magazine dedicates five spreads to contemporary Finnish architecture and rising architectural offices. The focus Finland review is part of the magazine’s Eurovision article series and it has been edited by Indira van ‘t Klooster, editor-in-chief, who visited Finland in May 2014. She has collaborated with architect SAFA Tarja Nurmi, a long-term …

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