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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,…

Helsinki Central Library Competition - 3rd Prize Winner “LIBLAB” by Playa Architects

Posted: Thursday, June 27, 2013
In the recent competition for the design of the new Helsinki Central Library, the jury had decided not to award a Second Prize but to give a shared Third Prize to the entries ”LIBLAB” and "Kasi” instead (previously on Bustler). Helsinki-based Playa Architects are the designers…

Helsinki Central Library Entry by AAKAA & MARS Architectes

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2013
Earlier this week, we published the winners of the highly popular Helsinki Central Library competition. One of the five entries recognized with an Honorable Mention is the proposal Through the Looking Glass which is conceptualized around the idea of a "building like a bookcase." The design was a…

Helsinki Central Library Competition Picks ALA Architects’ Käännös as Winner

Posted: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The international architectural competition for the design of the Helsinki Central Library (previously on Bustler) has announced the entry "Käännös" by Finnish firm ALA Architects as the winning proposal. The jury selected Käännös unanimously and described the entry as "impressive and casually generous." A Second…

Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Wins Purchase in Aurinkokivi School Competition

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2013
Helsinki-based duo Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen has sent us their entry in the architectural competition for a future school concept in Vantaa, Finland. The design proposal for Vantaa's Aurinkokivi area was awarded a purchase prize for its inspiring architecture and child-friendly spaces.

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