Kuopio Theatre nominated for Mies van der Rohe Award

The renovation and expansion of the Kuopio City Theatre by ALA Architects has been nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The shortlisted projects will be announced in February 2015. For more information, visit:  http://www.miesarch.com/

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ALA shortlisted for Germany's national football academy architecture competition http://t.co/uJjqri2xvR

ALA shortlisted for Germany's national football academy architecture competition http://t.co/uJjqri2xvR

ALA to renovate Dipoli

ALA, together with the multidisciplinary team consisting of Creadesign, Workspace and architect Kristo Vesikansa, has been selected to design the renovation of Dipoli, Raili and Reima Pietilä’s iconic student union building for the students of Helsinki University of Technology. The 1960s building was bought by Aalto University Properties last spring and will now be repurposed to function as the University’s new main building. The design team will be responsible for creating the concept for an accessible, modifiable, up-to-date university building that functions as a showcase for the whole academic community. For ALA, this will be the second remarkable Pietilä renovation project.

Helsinki Central Library Animation

A brand new animation about the Helsinki Central Library was published at a presentation of the project's schematic design phase held on September 12th.

The English language version of the animation can be viewed here and the Finnish language version here.

We have also added several new renderings to the Central Library project site.

Kilden, Kuopio City Theatre and Helsinki Central Library on view in Frankfurt

Three projects by ALA – Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Helsinki Central Library and the renovation and expansion of the Kuopio City Theatre - will be included in the exhibition Suomi Seven: Emerging Architects from Finland. The exhibition concentrating on the latest developments in Finnish architecture opens to the public on September 6, 2014 at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main. It is co-produced by the Architekturmuseum, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Other offices included in the exhibition are Anttinen Oiva Architects, Esa Ruskeepää Architects, OOPEAA, Rudanko + Kankkunen and Verstas. 

More information about Suomi Seven can be found at the websites of Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the Museum of Finnish Architecture.