ALA Architects specializes in cultural buildings, stations and renovation projects. The Helsinki-based firm was founded in 2005 and is led by three partners: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki and Samuli Woolston. ALA’s international team consists of 50 architects, interior designers, BIM specialists, architectural assistants and administrative employees.
ALA’s projects completed within the past three years are the Helsinki Central Library Oodi, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Tampere City, the Aalto University and Keilaniemi metro stations and the renovation of Aalto University’s Dipoli building in Finland, as well as the renovation of the Finnish embassy in India. The firm’s ongoing projects include the new departures and arrivals building of the Helsinki Airport, three more stations along the western extension of the Helsinki metro line, an events center and a parking facility in Finland, as well as the Lumière University Lyon 2 learning center in France.
All ALA partners have around 20 years of professional experience in designing public buildings in Finland and abroad. In addition to the daily office work they have lectured at all three of the Finnish architecture schools and taught at two American universities: Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis. In 2012 the ALA partners received the Finnish State Prize for Architecture.
JKMM Architects is an integrated design practice of architecture, interiors, furniture, graphic design and art. We are based in Helsinki, creating next generation modern Finnish design.
JKMM aims to make architecture, which can help to build better, more sustainable and happier society.
Architectural competitions are in the heart of our practice to create innovative new solutions. With the most competition prizes in Finland, we have grown to become one of the leading studios in Finland.
At JKMM Architects, we are almost 100 designers working together as a big family with shared values.
K2S creates resilient architecture with Finnish roots. Innovations, careful detailing, deep understanding of context and different materials leads to pleasant functionality and unique spatial experiences. Exceptional K2S architecture has gained wide international media visibility and profit for our clients. K2S has designed such landmarks of Nordic wellbeing as Kamppi Chapel and revitalized Helsinki Olympic Stadium. K2S is an award-winning architecture office led by partners Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola and Mikko Summanen. They share professorship in the School of Art, design and Architecture at Aalto University. K2S has won 37 prizes and awards, making it one of the most acclaimed Finnish architectural practices.
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects is an internationally acclaimed architecture office based in Helsinki, Finland. Renowned for their deep understanding of the impact of history, location and the human touch, the office’s architecture stretches far beyond materiality. The founders, Professor Ilmari Lahdelma and Professor Rainer Mahlamäki, have been working together since the 1980s and they have won over 100 prizes in architecture competitions. Their principal works include, for example, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Poland (2013) and the Maritime Centre Vellamo in Finland (2008), along with ongoing designs such as the Helsinki High-Rise project Trigoni in Finland and the Lost Shtetl Jewish Museum in Lithuania.
Futudesign + Lindroos Architects is a creative team with strong international experience and insight in Japanese culture.
Futudesign Oy is a Helsinki based architecture, interior architecture and industrial design office. The company founded in 2012 by five fresh graduates from Aalto university, has since grown to become one of the leading design studios in Finland. The multidisciplinary team is currently working on hotel, restaurant, retail, office and exhibition design. The team has expertise in building renovation, contemporary wood architecture, parametric design and digital fabrication.
Lindroos Architects Oy is a family owned company in 3rd generation based in Helsinki, recently opened an additional office in Basel, Switzerland. Company’s partner and current director Osma Lindroos has lived and worked in Tokyo 2013-2015 during his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron. Lindroos Architects works different scales from furniture design to large public buildings. A very popular spot for Japanese “Arabia factory” (アラビアファクトリー) is one of major works from founders.
Futudesign + Lindroos Architects has been working together with various architectural and interior design projects in Finland and Japan, like Kämp Galleria “Garden” in Helsinki or “Hanno station (西武鉄道飯能駅) design competition” (3rd prize).
OOPEAA works on a wide range of projects from churches and public buildings to housing and urban visions. There is an active focus on research and development with emphasis on solutions that place the human being at the center and support social and ecological sustainability.
For OOPEAA the notion of the peripheral is an important starting point for creating architecture. It emphasizes the fact that what one sees as the center or as the periphery is always relative to ones own position, and that there is always a distance between the two. We understand the notion of periphery to mean a space of possibility on the borderline between two different worlds. It is about a perspective and about an approach. It implies a sense of looking at things from an outside position while embracing the knowledge and understanding offered by an insider.
Historian, Ph. D / Founder of AccessPoint: Architecture-Tokyo / Adjunct Professor of Keio University and Chuo University
Born in Niigata. Graduated from Keio University, and worked at Museum of Modern Art Kamakura as an assistant curator, Copenhagen University as a guest researcher, Tohoku University of Art and Design as an associate professor, and Tokyo University of the Arts as a specially appointed associate professor. Coordinated traveling exhibition ”Alvar Aalto- Second Nature” in Japan and published the catalogue. Also published “Arne Jacobsen”, “Modern houses in Scandinavia” , “Travel essay of Scandinavian architecture”, and “Window of Utzon House”.
Kuusi arkkitehtitoimistoa mukaan Japanin-vientihankkeeseen
Tottakai!-hanke on uusi avaus Japaniin kohdistuvaan vientityöhön. Se tarjoaa suomalaisille arkkitehtitoimistoille mahdollisuuden esittäytyä Japanin markkinoilla. Hankkeesta kiinnostuneita tahoja etsittiin kesän 2019 aikana ja mukaan valittiin 13 hakijan joukosta kuusi arkkitehtitoimistoa:
Arkkitehtitoimisto Lahdelma & Mahlamäki
Lindroos Architects & Futudesign
OOPEAA – Office for Peripheral Architecture
esiteltävien kohteiden saama kansainvälinen huomio
Osallistujille järjestetään Japanin markkinoista ja vientityöstä coaching-tilaisuus tammikuussa 2020 ja he osallistuvat alkuvuonna Tokiossa pidettävään seminaariin ja yritystapaamisiin. Seminaarissa yritykset esittelevät toimintatapojaan sekä tärkeimpiä kohteitaan. Kolmen päivän matkan aikana tavataan lisäksi potentiaalisia asiakkaita ja japanilaisia arkkitehtitoimistoja, joiden kanssa keskustellaan mahdollisista yhteistyömuodoista. Myöhemmin keväällä vastaava määrä japanilaisten arkkitehtitoimistojen edustajia vierailee Suomessa tutustumassa ohjelmassa olevien suomalaistoimistojen kohteisiin ja esittelemässä omia töitään tuolloin järjestettävässä seminaarissa.
Tottakai!-hankkeen toteuttaa Arkkitehtitoimistojen liitto ATL yhteistyössä Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskus Archinfon kanssa. Hankkeen rahoittaa opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö. Coaching-tilaisuus järjestetään yhteistyössä Business Finlandin kanssa.
Osallistuvat toimistot vastaavat itse omista matka- ja majoituskuluistaan.