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post updated 17 August 2023

Ville Hara – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by Ville Hara, chronological:

28 Oct 2022
Finnish Design Shop – Nordic design store, Turku, Finland
Design: avanto architects ltd
Finnish Design Shop in Turku by Ville Hara Architects
photo : / Anders Portman
Finnish Design Shop, Turku
Finnish Design Shop is the world’s largest online store of Nordic design. The company’s fast growth accelerated during the pandemic, as physical stores needed to close their doors. The new building, headquarters of the company, comprises a logistics center delivering products to over one hundred countries, a showroom, and a restaurant.

30 Aug 2022
New Nordic Schools, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki
Design: Avanto Architects Ltd
New Nordic School by the Sea Helsinki Finland by Ville Hara Architects
photograph : Riikka Kantinkoski
New Nordic School by the Sea, Helsinki

Ville Hara News 2009 – 2019

28 Mar 2019
Kyrö Distillery Barrel Storage, Kalpatie, Isokyrö
Architects: Avanto Architects Ltd
Kyro Distillery Barrel Storage in Kalpatie Isokyro Finnish Architecture News
photograph :
Kyrö Distillery Barrel Storage
The client is a Finnish craft producer of spirits that started from scratch but is rapidly expanding after winning several international prizes including the best gin & tonic in 2015.

kupla – the bubble, Korkeasaari Zoo lookout tower, Helsinki, Finland
Design: Ville Hara / Wood Studio workshop – Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Architecture
Lookout Tower Helsinki by Ville Hara Architects Finland
photo : Jussi Tiainen
Korkeasaari Zoo lookout tower

Sauna Kyly – Habitare 09 Sauna design competition winner
Date: 2009
Design: Avanto Architects
Sauna Kyly
photo : Kai Kuusisto
Sauna Kyly
This competition entry by Avanto Architects won Habitare 09 Sauna design competition for young architects and designers. The project was selected among the 12 most interesting exhibits in the design fair by interior journalists. Kyly is an old Karelian word: it means sauna or bathing. It was also selected “best in show” as Forum magazine judged the sauna to be the best innovation at Habitare.
Habitare is located in Tradate and in Balerna, Switzerland.

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Location: Helsinki, Finland, northeast Europe

Helsinki Architects Practice Information

Curriculum vitae

Architect studio based in Finland

Ville Hara (born 1974), architect, SAFA

Studies in Finland at Helsinki University of technology and in France at Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Belleville, graduated 2002. Has worked in France, Croatia and Germany (Sauerbruch Hutton Architects), 1999-2004 at SARC Architects. From 2004 own office avanto architects with Anu Puustinen and teacher at HUT.

Finnish Architects

Korkeasaari lookout tower
photo : Ville Hara

Nomination for Mies van der Rohe Prize 2003; Archiprix 2003: honourable mention, participants’ favourite; Wuorio Price 2003; Ar+d Emerging Architecture Price 2003; 2006 Bryggman prize; 2006 Vähäkallio scholarship; 2007 State artist grant; Leonardo 2007, Minsk, Belarus, best built one family house

Das Neue Berlin 2nd prize 1999, HUT Department of Architecture Wood Studio competition 2nd prize 1999 and 1st prize 2000, Funerary chapel competition Vantaa Finland 1st prize 2003, Helsinki City chapel open competition honorary mention 2005, Tsunami Memorial International Design Competition, Thailand first runner up 2005 (all competitions from 2003 with Anu Puustinen)

Various positions of trust:
architecture students’ guild, HUT students union, the Finnish Association of Architects, The Museum of Finnish Architecture

Information from the architect


avanto architects – Projects

Pyhän Laurin kappeli

Four-cornered villa

Helsinki Building Designs

Finnish Architectural Designs

Helsinki Architecture Designs – chronological list

City Cottage, Lauttasaari
Design: Verstas Architects
City Cottage Lauttasaari Helsinki Architecture News
photograph : Andreas Meichsnere
City Cottage in Lauttasaari Helsinki
This new Finnish building is a 14 sqm cabin for the 4-person Palva architect family was built in Lauttasaari, only two kilometres from the family home and the parents’ workplace.

Housing on the Rocks, Viikinmäki
Design: Verstas Architects
Housing on the Rocks Viikinmaki Helsinki Architecture News
photograph : Tuomas Uusheimo
Housing on the Rocks in Viikinmäki
Three buildings perching on a rock in a new neighbourhood in Helsinki, Viikinmäki. The emerging suburban neighbourhood next to a river has a steep topography that gives it a unique character.

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