Kruununhaka Secondary School refurbishment completed

15. huhtikuuta 2021 // Helsinki

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Kruununhaka Secondary School refurbishment is complete and the school has been handed over to the users.

More fresh photos on the project can be seen on Education, refurbishment -page.

Tahvonlahti school refurbishment and extention and kindergarten is under construction

October 1st 2020 // Helsinki

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Kruununhaka Secondary School refurbishment under construction

September 20th 2019 // Helsinki

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Agricolan katu 1-3temporary facilities completed

July 12th 2019 // Helsinki

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Kruununhaka Secondary School is moving to temporary facilities in Agricolankatu 1-3 during its refurbishment.

ALMA Hotel Residence opened with festivities

April 19th 2018 // Atacama, Chile

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ALMA Hotel Residence was handed over to the Joint ALMA Observatory in the opening festivity. The event was attended by the ALMA Board and the directors of ESO, NAOJ and NRAO, and naturally also the architects who designed the building. The photo on the left shows the ALMA Director, Pierre Cox, Aino Partanen, Erkki Partaken and Sinikka Kouvo, and ESO's Director General, Tim de Zeeuw. The photo on the right shows the main building and dormitories lit by the evening sun.

More fresh photos on the project can be seen here. Take a look, too, at ESO's short presentation film here.

ALMA Atacama hotel residence for scientists completed

November 23rd 2017 // Atacama, Chile

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The hotel residence for scientists in the Atacama Desert in Chile is being furnished at the moment. The residence will be taken into use in the beginning of 2018. These photos of the completed project reflect the mysterious atmosphere of the Atacama desert.

Purchase in architectural competition

May 23rd 2017 // Kuopio, Finland

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Kouvo & Partanen Architects has received a purchase prize in the open Kuopion soiva ja sykkivä sydän architectural competition. The task in the two-phase competition was to design an upper secondary school, a hotel and congress centre and residencial block in the centre of Kuopio city in eastern Finland. The task also included designing the vast park areas on the shores of Kallavesi lake.

You can see more on the competition panels (text in Finnish).

Exhibition in Venice Architecture Biennale now open

June 7th 2016 // Venice, Italy

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Palazzo Bembo, Riva del Carbon, 4793 Venice, 3rd floor, room 3 // Open May 28th - November 27th 2016

Our office is on display in Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 in Time Space Existence –exhibition. The exhibition comprises three parts: The Scale of the Unknown presents ALMA Atacama Hotel Residence for Scientists, which is under construction in the Andes in Chile; Through Sound, Movement and Light presents Tampere Music Academy House, which is in planning phase; and Memory and Experience presents the works of the office with some completed projects.

Read more: Time Space Existence: In Search of Permanent Architecture

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