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Call for entries to #HelsinkiCall - A New Housing For Artists competition

Finland Architecture News - Apr 27, 2020 - 16:55   3521 views

Call for entries to #HelsinkiCall - A New Housing For Artists competition

START, platform for research of architecture, has launched a competition, titled #HelsinkiCall, a contest of ideas for to project a new housing for artists in Finnish capital. START will select projects that will propose contemporary vision and with a perfect solution of integration at the history of place.

The participation is open to architects and engineers, students or professionals by every part of the world that might participate alone or with a team.

Contemporary Housing For Artists

Helsinki is the youngest of the three capitals of the Scandinavian peninsula: founded in the mid-sixteenth century, it is largely made up of neoclassical buildings that characterize the historic district. The fortress of Soumenlinna, UNESCO site and military architecture of the eighteenth century, the Orthodox church of Unspenski and the Great Cathedral are the most recognized icons, but it is in the twentieth century that the Finnish capital experienced a push for change. The library of Oodi or the Kamppi chapel are examples of contemporary architecture that place Helsinki on the world stage in the design field. 

The Design House will continue the craftsmanship tradition by becoming a meeting place for artists and craftsmen; residences, exhibition halls and laboratories will make up a place for experimentation in which to continue the tradition that much owes to Alvar Aalto. Debates will animate the moments of a building with the characteristics of the museum of housing capable of enhancing what the contemporary artistic avant-gardes are making happen.

Who can participate?

Anyone can participate, without limits of age or country, either individually or in group. You cannot take part in the contest with more than one project.

What's the project?

Housing building for wood designers.

How to register?

First Entry: 27th of April – 19th of June the fee entry is of 30,00 euros for team and 20,00 euros if the participant is unique.

Second entry: dal 20th of June – 31th of July the fee entry is of 40,00 euros for team and 25,00 euros if the participant is unique.


One A0 panel and the project report no later than the date of 31st of July 2020 (deadline 23:59 Helsinki timetable). The works might be send in digital format to the mail: [email protected]


The results will be publish no later then the date of 01st of September 2020.

The winner will receive a prize of 1000,00 euro (excluding TAX).

Top three finishers will have an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.

The winners and mentioned might take part for life at all the competition's future competitions that we will propose on the website.

Download competition brief on the competition's website

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