|Submission deadline:||31.03.2008 00:00|
Ideas Competition for Espoo City Hall 3.12.2007 - 31.3.2008
To commemorate Espoo's 550th anniversary, an international architecture competition is being held for the renovation of City Hall and an adjoining office complex. The languages of the competition are Finnish Swedish and English. The competition area is City Hall and its environs, but the entire adjoining office complex and its border areas will be studied. The results of the competition will be published in the summer of 2008.
The aim of the competition is to make the city's administrative centre a human-oriented and pleasant place to work in and do business.
The intention is to develop and renovate the block at the heart of the city so that it offers Espoo residents versatile public and commercial services. The construction of residential units in the city centre block is also considered to be important.
The plan is that construction could start in 2010 or 2011, so that City Hall would be completed in 2012 or 2013.
In addition the organiser of the competition has chosen to the jury architect Peter Erséus (Sweden) and Julien De Smedt (Belgium/Denmark). Finnish accociation of architects have chosen to jury professor Rainer Mahlamäki, architect SAFA and professor Hannu Tikka, architect SAFA.
You do not have to register to take part to the competition. You can get all official information via this webpage:
Competition program and -enclosures are available via this website from the 3rd of December 2007. Since then, competition proposals can be delivered.