Antti Ahlava
Department of Architecture

Antti Ahlava

Professor

Contact information

Postal address
Otakaari 24
Mobile phone
+358503241179
Full researcher profile
https://research.aalto.fi/...

Description

Antti Ahlava, architect SAFA, is full professor in Emergent Design Methodologies and leader of Group X at Aalto University and has been a visiting professor in Århus, Copenhagen and Vienna. He was recently a visiting fellow at Harvard GSD and Head of Architecture Department at Aalto University. Ahlava has expertise in urban cultures and interdisciplinarity. His architecture office, helsinkizürich, located in Helsinki and Zürich,  has expertise in urban cultures and interdisciplinarity. It created international fame with smaller design projects such as Helsinki City Art Museum renovation and Hive nightclub and today works on larger scale urban developments in Finland, Central Europe and China. Ahlava's current design projects include Aviapolis Centre at Helsinki Vantaa airport and the urban renewal of Espoo and Finnoo centres. Ahlava's earlier commissions include Munktellstaden housing development in Eskilstuna, Sweden, infill for the City of Helsinki and the urban design of Helsinki City Hall quartiers.

Ahlava won first prize in Andermatt city centre competition and in Espoo City Hospital competition (with K2S Architects) and second prize in Katara Hills competition in Qatar. He received a honorable mention in Helsinki Guggenheim competition. Ahlava’s work was recently exhibited in Milan Design Week 2016.

Areas of expertise

architecture design urban design Building Design

Honors and awards

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Sep 2016

Livewire prize for excellence in urban design The prize is given to Ahlava's architecture office Helsinki Zürich Office Ltd.

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Architecture
Aug 2016

3rd prize in invitational architectural competition for Quartier Herti in Bülach, Switzerland The author of the work in Ahlava's architecture office Helsinki Zürich Office Ltd

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Sep 2019

Human City Design Award Seoul City and Seoul Design Foundation give out the “Human City Design Award“, an award that combines the concept of social design and global outlook as an organic entity. The award is given to the project, which has contributed to ensuring people and people, people and the society, people and the environment can create even more harmonious and sustainable relationships in design.

Invitation or ranking in competition
Department of Architecture
Apr 2016

Winning entry in invited architectural competition in Risch Rotkreuz, Switzerland The work was made by Ahlava's architecture office Helsinki Zürich Office Ltd, co-authored by Mäkynen, Niemeyer and Ahlava.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Feb 2017

International Quality Innovation Prize - Finnish Quality Association First prize in the category of education for School as a Service project made in collaboration between Espoo City and Aalto University

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Jan 2008

TKK:n oppikirjapalkinto 2008 TKK, Finland

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Jan 2015

Guggenheim Helsinki Competition Honorable Mention Open international Museum Competition; the biggest architecture competition in the world according to the number of entries (1600) and the only awarded Finnish entry.

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Jan 2008

Munktellstaden areal architecture competition second prize, Eskilstuna, Sweden Industrial reuse, 300 new flats

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Jan 2014

Nördlich des Werkskanals, international architecture competition, first prize Kolbermoor, Germany

Award or honor granted for a specific work
Department of Architecture
Jan 2014

Ruskeasuo infill blocks, invitational architectural competition, shortlisted Housing architecture, urban Design, Helsinki

Publications

Department of Architecture

A competition entry in Viinikanlahti open international architectural design competition

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Architecture

The Art of Heat. Exhibition Catalogue

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Architecture

A competition entry in Helsinki Housing Reform open international architectural design competition

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Architecture

A competition entry in the invitational competition for a new campus of Padova University, Italy

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Architecture

From Deutscher Werkbund to Koolhaas and Helsinki

Publishing year: 2018 Kuin kissat Largo Argentinalla
Leadership and LS Support Services, Department of Architecture

Paradox City Exhibition

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Architecture, Leadership and LS Support Services

Aalto EXIT Arhitektuurikool exhibition

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Architecture, Leadership and LS Support Services

Human Cities - Challenging the City Scale exhibition in Tallinn

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Architecture, Leadership and LS Support Services

Aalto University campus development exhibition at WIEE World Innovation and Entrepreneurship Expo

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Architecture

Sinkkiportin aluesuunnitelma toimistotaloiksi, Vaasa

Publishing year: 2018