Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects was recognized with shared 3rd prize and an honourable mention in Uusi Kansallinen architecture competition today in Helsinki, Finland. Uusi Kansallinen was a two-stage, open architecture competition for the design of an Annex to the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki. The competition was jointly organized by the Finnish Heritage Agency, the National Museum of Finland and Senate Properties.
“Uusi Kansallinen was a fascinating competition for us because we have a long history of designing museums. These two recognitions are new chapters in this story”, says Mr. Rainer Mahlamäki, author of both competition entries.
Museums designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects include, for example, Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, which won European Museum of the Year Award in 2016, Maritime Centre Vellamo in Kotka, Finland and The Lost Shtetl museum and memorial that is currently being built in Šeduva, Lithuania.
Shared 3rd prize in the competition was awarded to an entry called Haapio. The competition entry was authored by Rainer Mahlamäki together with Pedro García Alcázar, Antti Canth, Taavi Henttonen, Tarmo Juhola, Mykolas Malskis, Katri Rönkä, Jukka Savolainen and Ilkka Syrjäkari and history expert Markus Lähteenmäki.
The honourable mention was awarded to an entry called Rapola. The competition entry was authored by Rainer Mahlamäki together with Mykolas Malskis, Ewa Mierzwa, Jalo Sippola and Ilkka Syrjäkari.