Archinect - News 2014-04-18T22:07:15-04:00 Helsinki city council reserves plot for Guggenheim Alexander Walter 2014-01-13T15:29:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:01:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now that Helsinki has decided to reserve a plot in the South Harbour, the Guggenheim Foundation can organize and fund an international architecture competition for a potential Helsinki museum location.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Another Step Toward a Guggenheim in Helsinki</a></p> VERSTAS Architects’ Saunalahti School Exemplifies Finnish School Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-07-24T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T02:18:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>At the core of the design process for Saunalahti School stood the question of, primarily, how the physical school environment effects the learning results, and secondly, if a school building could also serve the larger audience as well. &ndash; Crucial thoughts considering the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">continuously highest ranking</a> of Finnish education in international comparison.</em></p> Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Wins Purchase in Aurinkokivi School Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-21T20:43:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T05:20:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Another Step Toward a Guggenheim in Helsinki Archinect 2012-01-10T14:37:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T15:34:26-05:00 <em><p>The results are in from a yearlong feasibility study commissioned by the City of Helsinki and undertaken by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to examine the possibility of building a new Guggenheim Museum in Finland. The study concluded that yes, such a project would significantly boost Helsinki&rsquo;s efforts to become a cultural capital.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> BIG to Design Ski Resort in Lapland Alexander Walter 2011-12-12T18:56:32-05:00 >2011-12-16T10:27:14-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BIG has just been announced winning an invited competition for Koutalaki Ski Village, a 47,000 m2 ski resort and recreational area in Levi, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Serlachius Art Museum Gösta Proposal by Eero Lunden Studio + Eric Tan of PinkCloud.DK Archinect 2011-08-17T01:49:00-04:00 >2013-05-22T17:58:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eero Lunden Studio from Helsinki, Finland and Eric Tan of Danish firm PinkCloud.DK have sent us their collaborative entry to the Serlachius Art Museum G&ouml;sta design competition in M&auml;ntt&auml;, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Church invests in modern architecture Archinect 2011-08-11T11:37:31-04:00 >2011-08-11T12:17:11-04:00 <img src="" width="479" height="270" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa and the famous Temppeliaukio Church in Helsinki are both results of architectural competitions. The competition system has brought around a hundred church buildings to Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Serlachius Art Museum Gösta Proposal by MACA Alexander Walter 2011-06-27T14:24:03-04:00 >2011-06-28T05:12:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Young, Madrid-based architecture office MACA has shared with us their entry to the international design contest for the extension to the Serlachius Art Museum G&ouml;sta in M&auml;ntt&auml;, Finland.</p></em><br /><br /><p> See more of MACA's work <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>