Published in 3/2022 - Nature



Pikku-Finlandia Studio

Temporary event centre

Architects Jaakko Torvinen, Havu Järvelä, Elli Wendelin 
Collaborating designers Pekka Heikkinen, Architects NRT
Location Karamzininranta 4, Helsinki
Gross Area 2 720 m2
Completion 2022
Neighbouring Building Finlandia Hall, Alvar Aalto, 1971, 1975 

Whilst Finlandia Hall is closed for renovation, a temporary conference and events space will remain adjacent to it and offer a space for events. After that, the building will be moved to a new location where it will have a second life as an auxiliary education space. Despite its unrooted concept, the building forms an intimate connection to its environment. Read Lee Marable’s review → Elemental Joy

Pikku-Finlandia’s main designers were still architecture students when the design process started. Read architect Jaakko Torvinen’s interview → We had just the right amount of ambition

Photos Mikael Linden, Kimmo Räisänen, Mika Pollari