The new building for the City’s urban environment departments takes a new approach to how Helsinki’s city planners, housing specialists and environmental designers tackle issues within the Finnish capital, replacing traditional work spaces with an activity-based work environment. The 41,000m2 new building will has its ground floor almost entirely open to the public, with customer service points, exhibition spaces and a restaurant. The rest of the building is offices and activity-based work spaces.
Šeduva Jewish museum and memorial "The Lost Shtetl"
The Lost Shtetl is at the same time a memorial and a museum. Both of the features are to be found in here – the entity is a remembrance of a lost village, but also a universal interpretation of community living and about the physical environment, where we all have the right to live. No other goals have been set to the symbolism of the building –the village itself will tell the story of life.
Ilmajoki residential buildings
Client: Rakennustyö Mäkelä Oy. 1 200 gross m2, 14 apartments.The three two-storied wooden dwelling houses will blend into the existing ”village milieu”.
Asiakas: Rakennustyö Mäkelä Oy. Laajuus 1 200 m2, 14 asuntoa. Olemassa olevaan ”kylämiljööseen” istutetaan kolme kaksikerroksista puukerrostaloa.
Metropolia Myllypuro Campus
The new addition to the Metropolia university in Helsinki is a polytechnic campus which looks to serve 6000 students and 500 staff through a range of teaching, learning and research facilities. The space solutions focus on the effectiveness of the circulation system, re-configurability, the need to deal with the high volume of users, the optimisation of spaces around the building and the use of in-between space as a catalyst for social and educational interaction.
The design of the three different housing buildings has started in late spring 2015, and the construction will be completed in early spring 2018.