Bildungshaus

Bildungshaus

Public library, education center and media center

Competition, 1st prize

Wolfsburg, Germany 2013–

Opinmäki

Opinmäki

Comprehensive school, child care center and sports hall

Competition, 1st prize with Thomas Miyauchi

Espoo, Finland 2011–2015

Opinmäki comprises premises for comprehensive education, early education and care, public library and sports and youth services of the city of Espoo. Opinmäki's international comprehensive school consists of nine grades from ages 7 to 15. Developed in compliance with the Finnish national curriculum, Opinmäki is designed to prepare the next generation for an open, knowledge-based, and networked society. Adult education, sports, and cultural events can take place simultaneously during pre-primary and comprehensive education, as well as after school hours.

Project data

Client
City of Espoo
Timeline
Competition 2011, design development 2012–2013, construction 2013–2015, completion 2015
Size
16.700 m²
Cost
53.800.000 EUR
Team
Willem-Anne van Bolderen, Klemen Breitfuss, Vesa Erikkilä, Jussi Eskelinen, Tero Hirvonen, Matias Kotilainen, Sasu Marila, Thomas Miyauchi, Sanna Nordlander, Marlène Oberli, Nicola Prandini, Simon Richardus, Francesco Salvarani, André van Tulder, Rubén Tomás Verde, Lauri Virkola

Awards

2017
Nomination for the ‘European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award’, Fundació Mies van der Rohe, Barcelona, Spain
2016
Winner of the ‘Educating Cities’ Award on Good Practices on Living Together in the Cities’, Asociación Internacional de Ciudades Educadoras, Barcelona, Spain
2015
Nomination for the ‘Finlandia Prize for Architecture’, Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, Helsinki, Finland

Exhibitions

May–Jun 2017
‘Mies van der Rohe Award 2017’, Palacios de Alfonso XIII y Victoria Eugenia, Barcelona, Spain (catalogue, p. 70–71)
Jun–Oct 2016
‘Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2015–2016’, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue, p. 40–49)
Sep–Nov 2014
‘Emerging Architects from Finland’, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany (catalogue, p. 56–65)
May–Jun 2012
‘Nordic ID – Contemporary Nordic Architecture’, CHA, Moscow, Russia
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

University campus

Competition, 2nd prize with Thomas Miyauchi

Espoo, Finland 2012–2013

Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule

Gerhart-Hauptmann-Schule

Comprehensive school

Limited competition

Heilbronn, Germany 2017

Porvoon kaupungin uusi virastotalo

Porvoon kaupungin uusi virastotalo

Municipal office building

Competition, 2nd prize with Péter Paalanen

Porvoo, Finland 2008–2009

Mafoombey

Mafoombey

Exhibition pavilion

Competition, 1st prize with Martti Kalliala

Helsinki, Finland 2015

Mafoombey is a portable, recyclable space for experiencing sound and music. It is made entirely of corrugated cardboard. The design combines sophisticated digital fabrication and primitive, stacked assembly.

‘No one until now has managed to change this unassuming material into something so exceptionally beautiful ... the world’s most perfect box.’

–Peter Cook

Awards

2006
Nomination for the ‘Forum Prize for the Best Nordic Architectural Object’, Forum AID, Stockholm, Sweden
2006
High commendation for the ‘Emerging Architecture Award’, The Architectural Review, London, UK

Exhibitions

Dec 2006–Feb 2007
‘Emerging Architecture Award 2006’, RIBA Architecture Gallery, London, UK
Jun–Sep 2006
‘Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2004–2005’, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland (catalogue, p. 45–47)