Parviainen Architects is the Production Energy and Recycling Completed Buildings category winner at the 2018 World Architecture Festival, its second prize this year after the Marigold Architecture Award.
Helsinki has been blessed with a new architectural and art attraction, the Amos Rex art museum - designed by JKMM - right in the heart of Finland's capital, simultaneously refurbishing an iconic 1930s building called Lasipalatsi as an integral part of the museum.
In the district of Suvela, in Espoo, stands the parish centre designed by OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture for the Espoo Union Parish. In addition to the chapel, the complex designed by OOPEAA includes spaces for related activities serving the community of Suvela.
Anttinen Oiva Architects of Finland has completed Helsinki University Main Library (Kaisa House), the biggest university library in Finland. Anttinen Oiva completes the city block extending along Kaisaniemenkatu with a brick building that relates to and updates the existing constructions.
A series of eco-sustainable solutions make Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects’ Finnish Nature Centre Haltia in Espoo an example for future constructions in Finland. In the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects have created a symbol of the relationship between nature and culture in Finland.
An expression of the Sami people, the cultural centre in Inari, Finland, designed by Halo Architects, has an organic shape that fits into the landscape with respect. This contemporary work of architecture is adapted to the landscape thanks to a layout of complex design which takes into account the presence of the old trees and the glass façade with handcrafted wooden cladding.
Within the context of the Seinäjoki civic centre, designed by Alvar Aalto, JKMM Architects conceived the new library, integrating the functions of the great Finnish architect’s work. The new building – composed of three connecting volumes – is simple and adopts a contemporary approach, and sustainability is also considered in the materials selected.
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