Helsinki Olympic Stadium / K2S Architects + Architects NRT
K2S architects / NRT architects 2020, Helsinki Olympic stadium

Helsinki Olympic Stadium / K2S Architects + Architects NRT

Curated by Paula Pintos
STADIUMS • HELSINKI, FINLAND
Architects : Architects NRT, K2S Architects
Area : 42000 m²
Year : 2020
Photographs : Tuomas Uusheimo, Wellu Hämäläinen
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Lead Architects : Kimmo Lintula (K2S Architects) & Kari Raimoranta (Architects NRT)
K2 S Architects : Kimmo Lintula, Niko Sirola, Mikko Summanen
K2 S Architects Design Team : Elina Koivisto, Tetsujiro Kyuma, Keiti Lige, Matias Manninen, Sasu Marila, Tommi Mauno, Mari Ollila, Ayako Osawa, Benjamin Schulman, Antti Soini, Anna Suominen, Tommi Terästö, Petri Ullakko, Nina Vauhkonen, Iiro Virta, Juho Vuolteenaho (BIM Coordinator), Matti Wäre
Architects Nrt : Kari Raimoranta, Teemu Tuomi, Tom Lindholm (project architect), Juuso Hatakka, Emmi Jääskeläinen, Jouni Karttunen
Architects Nrt Design Team : Tuula Olli, Taro Nieminen, Kristiina Suoniemi, Susanna Anttila, Heikki Ruoho, Valtteri Osara, Sini Valvisto, Pekka Huima, Arto Harjunpää, Tuula Hikipää, Eeva-Liisa Elo-Lehtinen, Heikki Saarinen
Client : The Stadium Foundation
Contractor : City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division
Project Manager : Aulis Toivonen
Structural Design : Sweco Finland Oy, Jaakko Yli-Säntti
Hvac Engineering : Ramboll Talotekniikka Oy, Hannu Martikainen
Electrical Engineering : Ramboll Talotekniikka Oy
Geotechnical Engineering : City of Helsinki, Urban Environment Division, Geotechnical department, Asko Aalto & Mirva Koskinen
Landscape : Maisema-arkkitehtitoimisto Näkymä Oy, Yrjö Ala-Heikkilä
Consultants : Finnish Heritage Agency, Pekka Lehtinen
Collaborators : Wessel de Jonge Architecten BNA B.V., White arkitekter KB, Akukon Oy, arkkitehdit MV Oy
City : Helsinki
Country : Finland

© Tuomas Uusheimo

Textual content description offered by the architects. The Helsinki Olympic Stadium is a building with vital nationwide worth. It’s a mixture of the pure functionalist architecture of the 1930s and the exterior look of the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. For a lot of Finns, the stadium symbolizes the daybreak of a brand new period for the younger nation. The stadium is a results of an open architectural competitors held within the 1930s, received by architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti.

© Tuomas Uusheimo

The stadium needed to adapt to a number of new usages in the course of the previous 70 years after the Helsinki Olympics. In consequence, the unique pureness of the architecture had blurred via useful adjustments and additions. The important thing goal was to make sure that the conservation and revitalizing of the stadium reply to all future necessities of worldwide sports activities occasions in addition to preserves the cultural values of the heritage.

© Tuomas Uusheimo

The conservation revered and preserved the unique 1930s and 1950s architecture. Via restorations, repairs, and modified reconstructions the stadium has gained new multi-purpose premises for the general public and vital enhancements in logistics. The revitalized entity seems as a well-recognized and recognizable monument inhumane dimensions.

© Tuomas Uusheimo

New entrances to the stands and the general public galleries below the constructions make sure the free circulation for the general public in the course of the occasions. The plastered facades and the seen concrete constructions with the brickwork have been restored to their authentic look. The outdated bench rows have been changed with new particular person seats and the brand new cover covers the stands nearly completely. The stadium was prolonged with 20,000 sq. meters underground, together with new multi-purpose premises and an indoor working monitor.

© Tuomas Uusheimo

All of the supplies used within the challenge are immediately hooked up to the historical past of the stadium. Timeless and sturdy options with white concrete, wooden, and glass within the new premises merge into the prevailing elements of the stadium. Collectively they kind the brand new refurbished Helsinki Olympic Stadium.