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Museum of the History of Polish Jews wins first Finlandia Prize

Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014
Winning the first Finlandia Prize is the latest achievement for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, designed by Finnish firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. The Finlandia Prize for Architecture is awarded to a design or renovation of an outstanding new building or complex…

Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library wins 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

Posted: Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of the Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg recently won the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for restoring Alvar Aalto's historic Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia. Established in 2008, the prize is awarded biennially…

What do you think of the Guggenheim Helsinki Stage One entries?

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition reeled in a whopping 1,715 entries from 77 countries. Although the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation officially launched the competition this past summer, the idea of proposing a new Guggenheim Museum for the city of Helsinki has already stirred

COBE + Lundén Architecture’s winning traffic hub entry for Tampere, Finland

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Finnish city of Tampere recently found the winning design for the Tampere Travel and Service Centre by a collaborative team led by Danish architecture firm COBE + Finnish practice Lundén Architecture, with Rambøll Finland and Newsec. Titled "ReConnecting Tampere", the new Travel and…

The Next Helsinki counter-competition launches in response to Guggenheim Helsinki controversy

Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
On the same day that Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki competition will conclude, The Next Helsinki is launching their own international call for alternative solutions to attract the best ideas that they believe would better meet the needs and enhance the city of Helsinki, Finland. …

Details of Mandaworks’ first-prize Vaasan Raviradan master plan entry in Vaasa, Finland

Posted: Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Longtime collaborators Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden recently won first prize in an open international ideas competition to redevelop the former horse race track Vaasan Raviradan into a new mixed-use urban development in Vaasa, Finland. Out of 63 submitted proposals, the jury unanimously selected Mandaworks…

Send your ideas to the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition now until September 2014

Posted: Wednesday, June 04, 2014
The Finnish city of Helsinki — a place with a rich architectural heritage — is opening itself to new ideas in the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. Although the competition officially opened just today, it has already garnered plenty of interest. The international ideas competition is a chance…

Currently on display in Helsinki: “Erratic” by Norell/Rodhe

Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
"Erratic" is an installation piece by Swedish architects Norell/Rodhe that shows a lot of personality. Daniel Norell and Einar Rodhe recently completed the project, which was featured in Helsinki Design Week this past September. Made from a thick custom-made sack restricted at hundreds of…

VERSTAS Architects’ Saunalahti School Exemplifies Finnish School Architecture

Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Helsinki-based VERSTAS Architects has shared with us the beautiful Saunalahti Comprehensive School project in Espoo, Finland's second largest city. The school building, completed last fall, was the result of an open architecture competition in 2007 which VERSTAS Architects won. The office is no stranger to the…

Helsinki Central Library Competition - Honorable Mention “Helsinki Link” by Kutonotuk

Posted: Monday, July 01, 2013
Design and research collaborative Kutonotuk is sharing with us its proposal "Helsinki Link" which was awarded one of the four Honorable Mentions in the recent competition for the design of the new Helsinki Central Library (previously on Bustler). If Kutonotuk doesn't immediately ring a bell,…

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