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Antti Ahlava

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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, created international fame with smaller design projects such as Helsinki City Art Museum renovation and Hive nightclub and today works on larger scale urban design projects 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 third 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.

Artistic and research interests

Professor Antti Ahlava's research interests include architecture, design, urban design and building design.

External positions

Board member of the Foundation of Finnish Institute in Japan

1 Jan 2019 → …

Visiting Critic of Diploma Works, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan KTH, School of Architecture, Stockholm

2016 → …

Visiting Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design

2013 → …

Visiting Critic, University of California at Los Angeles

2013 → …

Visiting Professor in Architecture, Technische Universität Wien


Visiting Professor in Architecture, Aarhus School of Architecture


Visiting Professor in Architecture, Royal Art Academy School of Architecture

2004 → …


  • architecture
  • design
  • urban design
  • Building Design


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