22nd of December, 2017 - Season's Greetings to everybody

Season's Greetings and our best wishes for the New Year, 2017!


18th of November - UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition!

LM Architects is invited in the UK Holocaust Memorial Design Competition, among other famous offices! Our team includes

- Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, David Morley Architects (UK), Hemgård Landscape Design (FI), Ralph Appelbaum Associates (USA), Sculptor / Artist Dani Karavan (Israel), Education and Museum Specialist Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (USA/PL).


3rd of November - Lecture in Katowice, Poland

Rainer Mahlamäki will hold a lecture at Silesian Museum in Katowice 3rd of November at 6 pm, with theme "Handicraft - Fabrication". The lecture is in the series of Masters of Architecture, and it is organised by SARP Katowice.

20th of October - Topping out in Tikkurila!

The second construction phase of Tikkurila Train Station had the topping ceremonies the 20th of October!

24th of September - Metropolia Myllypuro Campus Foundation Stone!

The foundation stone was laid in Helsinki in Myllypuro, in the building site of Metropolia, University of Applied Sciences. The construction will be completed in the summer of 2019.

1st of August - New images of Sompasaari Housing Area

New images of Sompasaari Housing Area now available

29th of May - Instagram!

We are also now in Instragram: arklm_fi

29th of May - Twitter

We are also now in Twitter, arklm_fi

29th of May - Facebook!

Lahdelma & Mahlamaki Architects - we are now in Facebook!

28th of May to 27th of November, 2016

Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is represented in Venice Biennale in the Nordic Pavillion.

12th of May - Building Permit for Metropolia Campus!

The Metropolia Campus design has received the Building Permit. The total area is now 56,000 m2.

12th of April - purchase in the Viking Age Museum competition!

Today came the results of the Viking Age Museum competition in Oslo. We are happy to inform that the entry of the office received a purchase with 6 other groups!

9th of April - Polin to receive EMYA 2016 Award!

The European Museum Forum grants the prestigious European Museum of the Year 2016 Award to Polin, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews !

"In its unique new building situated at the site of a once vibrant Jewish neighbourhood and later the site of the Warsaw Ghetto, the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews presents 1000 years of history of Polish Jews and their contribution to the region and to Europe, from the first settlement to the present time.

The long-shared history between Jewish people and other people of this region of the world is one of a continuously negotiated co-existence through conflict as well as cooperation, integration and assimilation. For very large and very diverse audiences the POLIN now serves as an absorbing place to confront and examine the perpetually relevant questions of how a co-existence, however fraught, can suddenly transfigure into an absolute rupture, into the near eradication of a whole population and destruction of a culture."

22nd of March - Rainer Mahlamäki at GIS Bucharest

Rainer Mahlamäki makes a lecture at GIS Bucharest about Materials in design. He will also hold a motivational lecture at the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, the lecture is dedicated to students and teachers.




17th of February - Haltia in Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is included in the 9 unique projects to represent Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish architecture in the Nordic Pavillion at the Venice Biennale 2016.  Alltogether 300 projects are included, but nine have been chosen as uniquely representative of the contemporary Nordic architecture and they will form the central body of the show. The exhibition is called Nordic Countries Face to Face, and it is curated by David Basulto (Editor-in-Chief of ArchDaily).  Haltia is in the category of Recognition. Lue lisää suomeksi

11th of February - Polin to receive another Award!

By decision of the jury and Internet users, the editorial office ofThe PropertyDesign.pl portal has decided to present Polin the Museum of the history of Polish Jews with the Property Design Award 2016 in the category of Form - Public facilities.

The aim of the property Design Awards 2016 competition was to select the best commercial and public projects completed in the years 2005 - 2015.

Photo by POLIN/Magda Starowieyska.


January 28th - LM to compete for the design of the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art!

LM Architects is shortlisted in an invited design competition to design the Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art (LMoCA).

December 2015

Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year 2016

8th of December - Ilmari Lahdelma lectures in Munich, Germany

Professor Ilmari Lahdelma lectures in Munich about new Finnish learning environments in Munich, Germany, at a seminar called "Bau und Betrieb von Bildungseinrichtungen".

November 9th - a lecture in Arkansas


Rainer Mahlamäki will hold a lecture in Fay Jones School of Architecture, University of Arkansas, the 9th of November.

The lecture is about his thoughts about architecture.

October 30th - The Competition for the new Trauma and Cancer Hospital

The Competition for the new Trauma and Cancer Hospital in Helsinki has now been decided. Our office took part in the invited competition with Stantec Ltd (UK).

Uuden Trauma- ja Syöpäsairaalan kutsukilpailu Helsinkiin on ratkaistu. Toimistomme oli kutsuttuna mukana tässä kilpailussa yhdessä Stantec Ltd:n (UK) kanssa.

October 23rd - Lunastus koulukilpailussa - purchase in a school competition!

Ilmari Lahdelma on saanut lunastuksen Jätkäsaaren peruskoulu/Busholmens grundskola yleisessä 2-vaiheisessa suunnittelukilpailussa.

Ilmari Lahdelma received a purchase in the 2-phased design competition for the Jätkäsaari peruskoulu/Busholmens grundskola in Helsinki.

September 1st - Metropolia Myllypuro kampus

Metropolian uuden Myllypuron kampuksen toteutussuunnittelu Helsinkiin on käynnistynyt kesällä 2015 yhteistyössä Arkkitehtioimisto Lehto Peltonen Valkama Oy:n kanssa. Hankkeen koko on noin 48.000 bm2. Rakentaminen alkaa 2016 ja kampus valmistuu 2019.

The design of the new campus area has started for the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Myllypuro, Helsinki. The design is made in cooperation with the Architects Office Lehto Peltonen Valkama. The size of the project is 46,000 sqm. The construction of the campus will commence in 2016 and it will be completed in 2019.


Sompasaari, Helsinki

Asuntosuunnittelukohde: ATT; Laajuus 15.000 m2

Suunnittelu on käynnistynyt koskien As Oy Helsingin Sompasaarenlaituri, Heka Kalatasatama Kapteeni Sundmaninkatu 1-3 ja HASO Fortuna. Valmistuminen 2018 alussa.

Housing project for ATT (Helsinki Housing Production Department), 15,000 m2

The design of the three different buildings has started in late spring, and the construction will be completed in early spring 2018

September 1st - Rakennuslupa - Building permit

i3 Itäkeskuksen kauppakeskuksen 1. vaiheelle  on tänään myönnetty rakennuslupa - the first phase of i3 Itäkeskus Shopping Center has  received  the building permit today! 

June 30th - summer holidays

Heading for summer holidays - a very busy autumn ahead, more news to be revealed in August: new works, competitions..

June 26th - Rainer Mahlamäki receives the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland

Rainer Mahlamäki received today the Polish Republic decoration "Order of Merit". This was granted him by President Bronislaw Komorowski.

Image by Marta Wrobel

May 17th - European Museum Forum grants special commendation for Finnish Nature Centre Haltia!

European Museum Forum/Museum of the Year 2015:

The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, Haltia, Finland (Special Commendation for Sustainability)/ From its building materials to its energy-saving green technology, Haltia has been planned as an exemplar for the relationship between man and nature. The museum takes on the role not only of educating young people about nature, but also addressing the question of man's capability to cope on this planet, and carries a message for the future about the possibility of long term sustainability. Read more here.

European Museum Forum myönsi Vuoden 2015 museokilpailun yhteydessä Suomen Luontokeskus Haltialle erityismaininnan kestävästä kehityksestä.  Lue lisää tästä englanniksi.



April 28th - Rainer Mahlamäki lecturing in Istanbul

Rainer Mahlamäki will make a lecture in the the Yunus Aran Conference at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul at 14.30 the 28th of April. His theme is "local - universal - international".



March 23rd - Invited competition for the new Trauma /Cancer Centre for HUS in Helsinki - teams finally published

LM joins forces with Stantec Ltd, UK in the design competition for the new hospital building with gross floor area of 85,000 m2. Competition time is from 23.3 to 31.8.2015.


LM ja Stantec Ltd, UK, on valittu Meilahden Trauma- ja syöpäsairaalan kutsukilpailuun. Kilpailuaika on 23.3. - 31.8.2015.

March 18th - LM Presentation of the exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki at 6 pm!

Näyttelyn esittely by Ilmari Lahdelma and Rainer Mahlamäki / Presentation of the exhibition by the partners:

Kilpailusta toteutukseen - töitä vuosilta 1982 - 2015/From Competition to Implementation - Works 1982 - 2015


March 17th - Dixi received LEED Platinum!

Tikkurila business centre Dixi received the first LEED Platinum ever in Finland in its category! Toimisto- ja liikekeskus  Dixi on saanut Platinatason LEED ympäristösertifikaatin. Se on ensimmäinen kauppakeskus- ja toimistohanke Suomessa, jolle on myönnetty Leed Platina -sertifikaatti. Aiemmat platina-tason saavuttaneet rakennukset ovat olleet toimistoja.


March 6th to April 5th - LM Exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki!

With the opening on the 5th of March.

Kilpailusta toteutukseen - töitä vuosilta 1982 - 2015/From Competition to Implementation - Works 1982 - 2015.

The office has received 36 first prizes and 59 other prizes over the years!

February 10th - Museum of the History of Polish Jews is shortlisted!

Museum of the History of Polish Jews is shortlisted as one of the 40 finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015!

January 21st - Kastelli is one of the MIPIM Awards Finalists!


Kastelli Community Centre and School is among the 4 finalists for MIPIM Awards 2015 in the category of "Best Innovative Green Building".

December - Season's Greetings to all!

It comes slowly, but it comes every year: the Christmas mood.


We wish all our friends a very Happy New Year 2015!

Please note our new telephone number: +358103154300


December 11th - Haltia is one of the nominees for the European Museum of the Year Award 2015!

The European Museum Forum has revealed the nominees for the European Museum of the Year Award 2015. We are delighted to inform that the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is one of them! Read more here


November 19th - Nomination for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015!

We proudly share the information that the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw is nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015! Read more the Press Release.

Image by Wojciech Krynski

November 7th - Leed for Schools Gold for Kastelli

The newly finished Kastelli school has received today the Leed for Schools Gold!

November 4th - The Finlandia Prize in Architecture!

The Finlandia Prize in Architecture (the first ever!) was granted to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews designed by Rainer Mahlamäki / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects!

Read more in English

1. arkkitehtuurin Finlandia palkinto myönnettiin Varsovan puolanjuutalaisten historian museolle. Lue lisää suomeksi.

October 28th to 31st - Exhibition at Laituri about the design of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews!

Toimistomme suunnittelema Puolanjuutalaisten historian museo vihitään 28.10 Varsovassa. Tähän liittyen Laiturissa (Narinkka 2, Helsinki) järjestetään rakennuksen suunnittelusta ja rakentamisesta pienimuotoinen näyttely, jossa aloitteentekijänä ja sponsoroijana on Puolan suurlähetystö . Näyttely on auki 28. - 31.10. Tervetuloa! Lue lisää täältä.

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews designed by the office is inaugurated the 28th of October in Warsaw. Therefore a small exhibition is organised at Laituri (Narinkka 2, Helsinki) to show its design and construction. The exhibition is initated and spronsored by the Polish Embassy in Helsinki and it will be open from the 28th to 31st of October. Welcome! Read more here.

October 2nd - Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a nominee for Finlandia Prize in Architecture


The first Finlandia Prize for Architecture organized by SAFA (the Finnish Association of Architects) will be awarded in November. A  jury has preselected four candidates and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is one of the nominees!

The final selection is made by Mr Sixten Korkman, highly evaluated Professor of Practice in Economics at the Aalto University in Helsinki.

Read more here

September 29th - 1st Prize!

The office has won the Pirkkala Town Hall invited-competition! The competition concerned the town hall with a commercial area, an underground carpark and housing blocks. See more in Finnish here


August 5th - Kastelli School in action!

1500 new kids and students flushed in the newly completed Kastelli School and Multipurpose Hall in Oulu! New images!

Official inauguration will take place in November.


July 2014 - Arkkitehtuuripeli

See more at www.mfa.fi/arkkitehtuuripeli.

A new game of architecture is now completed by the Museum of Finnish Architecture - unfortunately available only in Finnish! Rainer Mahlamäki and Ilmari Lahdelma represent the 90ies with the design of Lusto (the Finnish Forest Museum and Information centre in Punkaharju. Lusto is now 20 years old active museum building. www.lusto.fi

Image by Teemu Korpilahti

June 4th - Rainer Mahlamäki & Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition

The jury of the competition was announced today. The competition will be judged by a jury of 11 architectural experts and headed by Mark Wigley. The other jury members include the Finnish architect Rainer Mahlamaki, who is a designer of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw; the architects Anssi Lassila, Jeanne Gang, Juan Herreros, Helena Sateri and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto; Erkki Leppavuori, president and C.E.O. of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; Mikko Aho, the director of city planning of Helsinki; Nancy Spector, the deputy director of the Guggenheim Foundation; and Ritva Viljanen, the deputy mayor of the city of Helsinki.

June 3rd - Polityka Architectural Award Gala

the third edition of the contest organized by Polityka - the leading Polish weekly magazine. The contest aims at promoting interesting projects and solutions in the field of architecture and spatial order. The project of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews was one of the 5 laureates of the Award and additionally won the public vote among Polityka’s readers. Photo by Leszek Zych.


June 3rd - President of Finland at the Museum!

President of Finland Mr Sauli Niinistö visited the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw. He was toured around the building by Rainer Mahlamäki.

Photo by Magda Starowieyska/ Museum of the History of Polish Jews


May 26th - SARP Awards!

  the Museum of the History of Polish Jews and its designers  received two prizes:  SARP (Society of Polish Architects awarded) Award of the Year and the Award for the Best Architectural Object Built Using Public Funds

May 9th, 2014 - Prizes

Open housing competition for Jyväskylä Piippuranta - our entry received a purchase!

The Tikkurila team

April 3rd, 2014 - peasoup at Dixi's!

"Harjakaiset", or the topping-out or the roofing ceremony (a little late!) in Tikkurila. The whole project team lined up!

March 14th 2014 - AZPML+ WSP + LM

This combination marks for the team participating in the design Contest for the Tampere Travel and Service Centre!

March 14th 2014 - XXL Prize

for the design of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews!

March 12th 2014 - BUDMA fair in Poznan, Poland

Rainer Mahlamäki will make a presentation "What internationality means in architecture?”

December 5th 2013 - Awards: The Museum of the History of Polish Jews

was awarded by the gala audience at Warsaw Hilton the popular choice award: the Architectural Design of the Year, Poland.





November 8th - 10th 2013 - The office visits Warsaw

and the Museum of the History of Polish Jews designed by the office. During the last eight years the work occupied our thoughts, many were involved and followed its construction closely. Now, for the first time the whole office got an opportunity to see the magnificent building. We also got a glimpse and a presentation about the core exhibition opening in September 2014. - Some of us enjoyed the night life in Warsaw, too.

August 30th 2013 - New residents move in!

The apartment building Helsingin Studio is completed!

June 30th 2013 - Derby Business Park - Hiitti and Spurtti - now completed

New office property is now completed in Derby Business Park in Perkkaa, Espoo. The business park’s name is inspired by the Vermo horse-racing track next door. Nature is close to the business park and the top floors provide beautiful sea views over the Laajalahti conservation area. The Derby Business Park is built and leased by SRV. Derby Business Park received Tekla Global BIM Award 2012 and this year it achieved the LEED Platinum level.

June 10th 2013 - articles regarding the museum

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw is now represented in many articles and several www-pages throughout the world!

June 6th 2013 - Inauguration of Haltia and the presidential visit

The President of the Republic of Finland Mr Sauli Niinistö and his wife Ms Jenni Haukio made a presidential visit at the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia on sunny and warm Thursday evening! See more The spaces are now filled with activity and people!

The added image is by Petri Ryöppy.

May 31st 2013 - The Finnish Nature Centre opens the doors to the public!

Nature from all over Finland can be experienced close to Helsinki region!   - Haltia signals a new era in wood building, for it is the first public building in Finland using CLT technique (cross lamintaed timber). The environment has been taken into account in Haltia’s facilities and activities alike through skilful design and the latest ecological solutions. Click here for more information; Rainer Mahlamäen teksti suomeksi

May 14th 2013 - Prizes!

LM entry won Capella Puistotie Housing Area competition for Kalasatama in Helsinki. The competition was organised by the Helsinki Housing Production Department (Att)

April 19th 2013 - the 70th Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

and Press Preview of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews.

The museum and its activities are now running. Read more

March 21st 2013, at 8 pm - LM will hold a leture at SFA (Société Française des Architectes)

Rainer Mahlamäki and Ilmari Lahdelma will hold a lecture in Paris at SFA (247, rue Saint Jacques, 75005 Paris): "Global architecture based on Nordic tradition". Welcome!

February 28th 2013 - New name for Tikkurila Trainstation facilities and Commercial Center and Busterminal announced

During the foundation stone ceremonies also the new name for the center is revealed: Dixi 

February 14th 2013 - Prizes! Prizes! Aurinkokivi school competition

LM entry won the shared third prize in the open Aurinkokivi school competition for Vantaa

February 5th 2013 - Shotcrete Award

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews has been chosen by the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) as a unique project 2012 and has been awarded with prestigious prize in the category "International Project". A comprehensive article concerning that project shall be published in Shotcrete magazine issued by ASA. The award ceremony took place in Las Vegas on 5th February during the World of Concrete days. 

November 16th 2012 - The construction of Kastelli School and Multipurpose Hall under way

A quick glance at the graphic concrete elements getting washed and ready! The construction site of Kastelli School and Multipurpose Hall in Oulu is getting busy and the foyer taking its shape with the pillars springing up like mushrooms after rain.

November 9th 2012 - Museum of the History of Polish Jews

A new video clip about the Museum of the History of Polish Jews is to be seen here.

October 23rd 2012 - Museum of the History of Polish Jews presented in New York

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews and especially its Core Exhibition were previewed to the American media. Also Professor Rainer Mahlamäki participated this press conference held in the 7 World Trade Center in New York, USA.

October 22nd 2012 - The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia on display in Copenhagen

The Danish organization Cultural Confederation of Foreign Societes in collaboration with embassies in Denmark is organizing an exhibition presenting international contemporary architecture in October 2012. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is representing Finnish knowledge in eco-friendly design and building and the nature of Finland in the exhibition in the City Hall of Copenhagen from October 24th until November 3rd.

October 3rd 2012 - The office sets sail for the Helsinki archipelago

On October 3rd, the office sets sail for a little voyage in the archipelago fronting Helsinki. While enjoying the still sea breeze in the cooling autumn evening, a nautical buffet and refreshments were enjoyed on the deck of the ship.

September 26th 2012 - The construction of Tikkurila Commercial Centre about to start

YIT will begin the construction of the Tikkurila Commercial Centre in fall 2012. The first phase will cover over 30 000 m2 of the total area of 55 000 m2, including offices, a shopping center, bus terminal and parking-hall for 500 cars. See the Tikkurila Commercial Centre on Facebook.

June 13th 2012 - Tampereen Vuoreksen Eemeli presented at Housing Fair in Tampere, Finland

A cohesive group of row houses and low density residential blocks are presented at the annual national Housing Fair held this year in Tampere, Finland, from June the 13th until August the 12th. Read more about the Housing Fair presenting state-of-the-art developments in building design and construction here.

June 26th 2012 - NEW NORDIC - architecture & identity

In the Louisiana Museum of Modern art in Hummelbaek, Denmark, an exhibition is investigating the relationship of Nordic architecture with culture and identity. Joensuu Primary School will be on display in the exhibition from June 29th until October 21st, 2012.


More about the exhibition here.


June 6th 2012 - FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 2010/2011

The new entrance lobby for the Meilahti hospital area in Helsinki is presented at the exhibition Finnish Architecture 2010/2011 in the Museum of Finnish Architecture from June 6th until September 30th 2012.


More about the exhibition here.