Aalto University Metro Station by ALA Architects + Esa Piironen Architects

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Architects
ALA Architects, Esa Piironen Architects
Architects in Charge
Partners Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta & Samuli Woolston (ALA) with Esa Piironen
Venue
Otaniementie 12, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Area
15500.0 m²
Dates
2017

Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Samuli Woolston ALA Architects

ALA Architects. The Helsinki–based firm was founded in 2005 by four partners: Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, Janne Teräsvirta and Samuli Woolston after winning the 1st prize in the open international competition for the new theater and concert hall in Kristiansand, Norway. Kilden Performing Arts Centre opened in 2012.

Today, ALA is today run by Grönholm, Nousjoki and Woolston, and in addition to them employs 36 architects, interior designers, students and staff members, representing 12 nationalities.

ALA’s most recent completed projects are the new City Theatre in Lappeenranta, Finland, Aalto University and Keilaniemi metro stations in Espoo, Finland, and the renovation of the Dipoli student union building in Espoo and its repurposing as the main building of Aalto University. Our current projects include the Helsinki Central Library, three more subway stations along the western extension of Helsinki Metro, the renovations of the Finnish Embassies in New Delhi and Cairo, a new hotel in Tampere, Finland, as well as the expansion of Helsinki Airport.

In addition to having designed major public buildings in Finland and abroad, the partners have taught architecture in Finland, and at Columbia University and Washington University in St. Louis’ Helsinki International Semester. In 2012 they received the prestigious Finnish State Prize for Architecture.

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