The building for the City of Helsinki’s departments of the built environment in Verkkosaari (Helsinki), designed by Tampere University’s Professor Ilmari Lahdelma together with Teemu Seppälä and Minja Hildén of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, has been nominated for the most important architecture prize in Finland, the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2021.
The other two buildings nominated are the Kirkkonummi Main Library Fyyri by JKMM Architects and the Ylivieska Church by K2S Architects. The winner will be announced in October after being selected by philosopher, former Professor at Aalto University Esa Saarinen.
More information about the nominations can be found at SAFA Finnish Association of Architects’ website.
More information about the project can be consulted at Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects’ website.
[Photo by Kuvatoimisto Kuvio courtesy of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects]