Environmental Project of the Year 2013

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Saunalahti school yard designed by LOCI Maisema-arkkitehdit together with Verstas was awarded the Environmental Project of the Year 2013 prize. The jury acknowledged the project for the coherent, inspiring entity created by the building and the yards through their organic forms and unified colours and materials

links: LOCI, SAFA

21st February, 2014  

Verstas is moving to a new address.

The new Verstas office is located at Itämerentalo in Ruoholahti. Starting Monday February 17th our address is Tammasaarenlaituri 3, 00180 Helsinki. Emails and phone numbers will remain unchanged.

Google Maps

16th February, 2014  

Saunalahti school wins Väri13-prize

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Saunalahti school won the shared first prize in the 4th biennial Väri13-competition, the award for best use of colour in architecture in Finland.

15th November, 2013  

VERSTAS to design the core campus of Aalto University.

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Verstas Architects has won the Campus 2015 open international architectural competition arranged by Aalto University. The Campus 2015 competition was to design a new core campus for Aalto University in Otaniemi in close proximity to the former Main Building and Library of the School of Technology designed by Alvar Aalto. The winning entry ‘Väre’ was selected among 189 submitted entries, six of which were chosen for the second stage of the competition.

The jury acknowledges the winning entry for reflecting well the shared values of the three schools of Aalto University and respecting the existing environment, while also presenting a clear vision of what the future university will look like

Competition website at Aalto University

27th September, 2013  

Kultaisen iän kohde

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Verstas wins the invited competition for Kultaisen iän kohde (translates roughly “Destination for the Golden Age”) – a holiday resort in Ristijärvi (in Kainuu, eastern Finland) targeted for senior citizens.

8th August, 2013  

Saunalahti press update

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Bunch of stories on Saunalahti School on online media lately, on
ArchDaily, Bustler, Archinect, Design Unplugged, and studiothreetwofive.

7th August, 2013  

Under construction

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The block 2018 on Töölönlahti is reaching its full height. Completion is scheduled for early next summer.
 

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Also, the apartment buildings and the rowhouse in Viikinmäki are approaching completion and should be ready in few weeks.

7th August, 2013  

Smaller scale

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A few smaller scale projects going on at the moment: the first phase of Niipperi Garden Allotments in Espoo (above) and two private houses/villas (below) are rising up.
 

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7th August, 2013  

Helsinki Central Library

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Verstas Architects’ “KASI” won the shared 3rd prize in the Helsinki Central Library competition. More than 530 entries were submitted to the 1st stage of the competition, “KASI” being one of the six entries selected by the Jury for further development in the 2nd stage. The competition entries will be on display once more in Jätkäsaari Bunkkeri on June 15-20th. More images here.

14th June, 2013  

New publications

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Detail magazine features Verstas Architects’ Kaupunkimökki in issue 5/2013 on the theme Simple and Complex.

ARK magazine issue 1/2013 features a positive review of Saunalahti school and a story on the new office and housing blocks on Töölönlahti including Verstas’ block 2018.

Saunalahti school is also featured on Betoni magazine 1/2013.

16th May, 2013  

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