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PES-Architects wins 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award for Innovation

Winner of the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award for Innovation, Sino-Finnish Centre in Nanjing, China by PES-Architects.

PES-Architects have been awarded with the Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project special award for Innovation for the Sino-Finnish Economic, Trade and Cultural Cooperation Centre in Nanjing, China. The annual awards celebrate excellence in unbuilt or incomplete projects in eleven categories, in addition to which two special awards were granted this year. A total of over 220 proposals from almost 30 …

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Three Finnish projects among the Mies van der Rohe Award finalists!

Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA – Office for Peripheral Architecture shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Photo: Mika Huisman

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced today the shortlist of 40 projects competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Finland has an amazing three finalists: Opinmäki School by Esa Ruskeepää and two projects by Anssi Lassila’s OOPEAA, Suvela Chapel and Puukuokka Housing Block. Only France, Portugal and the UK – still member of the EU – …

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The Venice Biennale Golden Lion awarded to Finland – exactly 20 years ago

The experimental leisure-time studio in Puolarmaari, Espoo in 1992. Photo: Jussi Tiainen.

Finland has received the highest award at the Architecture Biennale in Venice – the Golden Lion – only once. It happened twenty years ago, in the autumn of 1996. The Leone d’oro was awarded quite unexpectedly to a group of young Finnish architects who had designed and built an unusual translucent forest studio in Espoo in Finland. “The Group”, comprised …

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Finnish architectural expertise recognized in Iran

Kouk Khleang Youth Center is located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Construction of the center was finished in January 2014. Photo by Susanna Alatalo.

The Finnish Komitu Architects have received an international Energy Globe Award for their youth center project in Cambodia. The award was presented in Tehran on 19 January 2016. The Kouk Khleang Youth Center designed and implemented by Komitu Architects was completed in January 2014. It is located on the outskirts of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Local organizations and residents …

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Verstas Architects land 2015 Finnish State Prize for Architecture with high-quality and ambitious school design

Verstas architects: Jussi Palva, Ilkka Salminen, Väinö Nikkilä, Riina Palva. Photo by OKM / Katarina Koch.

The National Council for Architecture, Design and Environmental Arts awarded the 2015 Finnish State Prize for Architecture to Verstas Architects. “The success of the Finnish school system is based not just on pedagogical quality but also on exceptionally high-quality new school architecture. Some of the most successful and inspiring school architects in Finland in recent years include Väinö Nikkilä, Jussi …

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Finlandia Prize for Architecture awarded to a timber-framed high-rise residential building in Jyväskylä

Puukuokka. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty.

The internationally well-known Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho selected a high-rise residential building Puukuokka in Jyväskylä,  designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, as the winner of the 2015 Finlandia Prize for Architecture. The prize was accepted by the building’s chief designer architect Anssi Lassila on 23 September 2015. Located in the Kuokkala district in Jyväskylä, Puukuokka was completed in 2014. It  combines affordable housing with wood construction …

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The Winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015 will be announced on 23 September

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The Finlandia Prize for Architecture will be awarded for the second time this year. The five finalists shortlisted by the pre-selection jury are: the Kangasala House cultural centre; the residential high-rise buildings at Merenkulkijanranta; the Opinmäki School; the new OKOBANK office block; and the timber-framed Puukuokka high-rise residential building. The winner will be chosen by Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer …

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Architizer A+ Awards 2015 Special Mention to the Biofore House by Helin & Co

Biofore House: UPM Group head office by Helin & Co Architects (2013). Photo: Marc Goodwin, by courtesy of Helin & Co.

Architect Pekka Helin and his team at Helin & Co Architects have received the Architizer A+Awards 2015 Special Mention in the Office – Mid Rise (5–15 floors) Category for their design of the Biofore House in Helsinki. The building houses the head office of the Finnish pulp, paper, timber and biofuels manufacturer UPM. Helin & Co Architects has gained a …

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Locus Foundation awards Marco Casagrande with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture

Marco Casagrande. Photo: Ville Malja.

Marco Casagrande is one of the five awardees of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2015. Casagrande (b. 1971) is an internationally accalaimed Finnish architect, environmental artist and architectural theorist. He is the principal of the Casagrande Laboratory based in Finland and together with Hsieh Ying-Chun and Roan Ching-Yueh a partner of WEAK! based in Taiwan. The other Global Award …

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