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post updated 19 May 2021 ; 19 Aug 2016

ARK-house – Major Building

Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre, Finland
Date built: 2009
Helsinki Seafarers Centre by Ark-house Architects
photograph : Jussi Tiainen
Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre
This building is situated by the main entrance to the Vuosaari harbour. In practice the building location is the only point in the whole harbour area that contains any natural forms and elements. As the only public building in the area, its role is to serve as a place of respite; a small multipurpose building for the seamen that arrive at the harbour form afar.

ARK-house – Key Projects

Major Buildings by ARK-house, alphabetical:

Korona Information Centre, University of Helsinki Viikki Campus, Finland
Date built: –
Info Centre University of Helsinki  by Ark-house Architects
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Info Centre Korona
The Korona information centre is the new main building of the University of Helsinki Viikki Campus. The large Science Library forms a major part of the building and it houses the departmental libraries of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, which were formerly independent, as well as the Pihlajamäki branch of the Helsinki City Library. The building also houses the administrative offices of the faculty and the campus, and the main teaching facilities and assembly rooms.

Olavinlinna Castle Canopy & auditorium, Olavinlinna, Savonlinna, Finland
Date built: –
Olavinlinna Castle  by Ark-house Architects
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Olavinlinna Castle Canopy
The castle of Olavinlinna was founded in 1475, the first stage of the building being completed in 1496. Extensive restoration was carried out from 1959 to 1975. The canopy and auditorium were made for performances in the Savonlinna Opera Festival, which is held annually in July. They are dismantled after the festival and re-erected the next year.

Villa Pinia, Jurmala, Latvia
Date built: 2008
Villa Pinia  by Ark-house Architects
photo : Jari Jetsonen
Villa Pinia Jurmala
When designing abroad the lack of knowledge of the foreign culture must partly be replaced by empathising with and throwing oneself into the genius loci. Jurmala in Latvia has a fabled past as the laid-back summer resort of the upper classes during the Soviet era.

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Location: Båtsmansgatan 26, 00150 Helsinki, Finland, northern Europe

Finnish Architect Practice Information

A R K – house arkkitehdit Oy office based in Finnish capital – Helsinki

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This architecture practice was established in 1995 as joint venture of three architectural offices already familiar with each other. This Helsinki architects office has been active in all areas of architecture from urban planning to building design.

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Finnish Architectural Designs – selection below:

Shiver House, Korppoo
Design: NEON
Shiver House Korppoo
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Shiver House in Korppoo

Syvälahti Education Centre, Turku, south west Finland
Design: Verstas Architects
Syvalahti Education Centre Turku Building Finland
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Syvälahti Education Centre Turku

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