Kalasatama Campus shortlisted for 2020 Finlandia Prize For Architecture

September 02, 2020

Kalasatama Campus & K-Kampus office building is shortlisted for 2020 Finlandia Prize For Architecture.

The shortlist for the 2020 Finlandia Prize for Architecture includes Aalto University’s New Campus Building, Kalasatama Campus Office Building, Olympic Stadium Refurbishment and Toritalo Residental Building. 

The winner of the coveted Finlandia Prize for Architecture will this year be chosen by Finnish musician and actress Paula Vesala. This is the seventh time the award will be presented by the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA). The winner will be announced on 5 October 2020.

“This year’s shortlisted candidates represent the timeless values of architecture in a way that is fresh and relevant; well lit, thoughtfully designed and capable of meeting the needs of both people and place,” commented Tuomo Siitonen, Chairman of the Pre-selection Jury.

Kalasatama Campus fills one whole urban block , which gave the possibility to develop the best possible concept for working: modern flexible campus gathered around a glazed atrium space. Majority of  the building is made of  K-Kampus, the new headquarters of Kesko, the biggest retailing conglomerate in Finland.

The Finlandia Prize for Architecture

The Finlandia Prize for Architecture is awarded for the design or renovation design of an outstanding new building or building complex that has been completed within the past three years. The prize may be awarded either to a Finnish or foreign architect, or to an architectural firm for a project designed for a location in Finland; or to a Finnish architect or architectural firm for a project designed for a location abroad. The recipient of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture is chosen by a public figure who is a recognised expert in an area other than architecture. The winner is selected from a shortlist of projects chosen by the Pre-Selection Jury. The purpose of the prize is to promote the appreciation of high-quality architecture and to highlight the importance of architecture in generating cultural value and increasing well-being.

Read more about the prize and the nominees here.