A concrete barn hidden in the forest. Kyrö Barrell Storage Building by Avanto Architects

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Avanto Architects. Lead architects.- Ville Hara, Anu Puustinen.
Project team
Architect.- Emmanuel Laux. Student of Architecture.- Miyuki Wakasugi.
Project management.- Robert Sivula, Kyrö Distillery Company. Structural design.- Ramboll Finland Oy, Markku Savela, Matti Passi. HVAC-designer.- Ramboll Finland Oy, Tuomo Korpi. Electric Design.- Ramboll Finland Oy, Tuukka Perttula.
Rakennustoimisto Jussi Korpi Ky.
Concrete elements.- Oy Tara-Element Ab. Special relief molds.- Finn-Form Oy. Excavation and ground works.- Kuljetus Tuomet Oy. Heating and plumbing.- Isonkyrön LVIS oy, Sähkötyö Haapala Oy. Ventilation and AC.- Ilmaset Ky, LS-Sähkötekniikka Oy. Building automation.- Schneider Electric Finland Oy.
1,065 sqm.
€ 1,560,000.
Design.- 2018. Construction.- 2018- 2019.
Kalpatie 4, Isokyrö, Finland.

Anu Puustinen - Ville Hara Avanto Architects Ltd

Anu Puustinen and Ville Hara are partners and founders of the Helsinky-based practice Avanto Architects Ltd. The name ‘Avanto’ – literally a hole in the ice for winter swimming – symbolizes the office’s design philosophy. The partners enjoy nature and hope to preserve the same opportunity for future generations to do so as well. Avanto Architects strives to create architecture that is sustainable in the widest sense of the term. With works ranging from product design to urban planning, the architects aim to design through an understanding of the users of their projects, in order to create ambiences that evoke an emotional response.More than just physical buildings, they see architecture as a means to improve the quality of life for all who engage it.

Among their largest realized works is the Chapel of St Lawrence in Vantaa, Finland, completed in 2010. The building serves as a prime example of the partners’ manipulation of materials, light, and spatial rhythm. It has been awarded the Copper in European Architecture Award, the 2010 Finnish Concrete Award and the City of Vantaa 2010 Quality Prize. Most recent projects include wood covered sauna Löyly that was nominated for Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016. The project is a clear example on how architecture can bring people joy and happiness, the goal of their professional work.



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