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).
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.
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!
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?”
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 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 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.