Antti Ahlava

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20002019

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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Arts (Art and Design)

Master of Science (Architecture)

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

2013 → …

Visiting Critic, University of California at Los Angeles

2013 → …

Visiting Professor in Architecture, Technische Universität Wien

20082009

Visiting Professor in Architecture, Aarhus School of Architecture

20052006

Visiting Professor in Architecture

2004 → …

Keywords

  • architecture
  • design
  • urban design
  • Building Design

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Research Output

A competition entry in Helsinki Housing Reform open international architectural design competition: Jätkäsaari block, Helsinki

Ahlava, A., Mäkynen, T. & Niemeyer, M., 18 Apr 2019

Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArchitectureArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • A competition entry in the invitational competition for a new campus of Padova University, Italy: Piave Futura

    Ahlava, A., Garbin, E., Benedetti, A., Toniolo, M., Tomba, F., Darteni, F., Papadhopulli, P., Lagrecacolonna, M. & Girello, A., 5 Apr 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArchitectureArt in coproductionpeer-review

    A competition entry in Viinikanlahti open international architectural design competition

    Ahlava, A., Sotamaa, K. & Lindberg, F., 27 Sep 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArchitectureArt in coproductionpeer-review

  • Bogenviertel, Bissingen, Germany: Entry in open architecture competition

    Ahlava, A., Mäkynen, T. & Niemeyer, M., 29 Nov 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArchitectureArt in non-art workpeer-review

    House in Sankt Moritz, Switzerland: Private client, schematic design

    Ahlava, A., 11 Oct 2019

    Research output: Artistic and non-textual formArchitectureArt in coproduction

  • Projects

    Kaupunkitutkimuksen postdoc

    Ahlava, A.

    01/01/201931/12/2023

    Project: Other external funding: Municipalities

    Attractive and programmatic infill building

    Harris, T. & Ahlava, A.

    01/08/201028/02/2013

    Project: Business Finland: Other research funding

    Prizes

    1st prize, international architectural competition for Mühlkanal area, Salach, DE

    Antti Ahlava (Recipient), Tommi Mäkynen (Recipient) & Mirjam Niemeyer (Recipient), 20 Dec 2019

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    3rd prize, Quartier Herti in Bülach, Switzerland

    Antti Ahlava (Recipient), Tommi Mäkynen (Recipient) & Mirjam Niemeyer (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Andermatt station area regeneration architectural competition, Andermatt 2011, Switzerland, First Prize

    Antti Ahlava (Recipient), Tommi Mäkynen (Recipient) & Mirjam Niemeyer (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    File

    Espoo Medal

    Antti Ahlava (Recipient), 6 Dec 2018

    Prize: Award or honor granted for a specific work

    Activities

    Golden Trezzini Awards for Architecture and Design (Event)

    Antti Ahlava (Member)
    30 Apr 202014 Dec 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a competition jury

    Design Indaba (Event)

    Antti Ahlava (Member)
    25 Feb 202028 Feb 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of a competition jury

    Damian Rogers

    Antti Ahlava (Host)
    16 Sep 2019

    Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting a visitor

    Application for research project funding from EU Horizon 2020: Heritage4 project

    Antti Ahlava (Visitor), Alejandro Campos Uribe (Contributor)
    15 Mar 2019

    Activity: Other activity typesOther expert tasks or merit

    OpenLivingLab Days

    Antti Ahlava (Chair)
    4 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesChair of conference, workshop, panel, session or tutorial

    Press / Media

    Presidentti Mauno Koivistolle muistomerkki Helsinkiin

    Antti Ahlava & Pirjo Sanaksenaho

    10/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Memorial for former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto

    Antti Ahlava

    05/12/201910/12/2019

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Finland : Memorial for former Finnish President Mauno Koivisto

    Antti Ahlava

    10/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Memorial for Koivisto to be unveiled in 2023

    Antti Ahlava

    06/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance

    Memorial to Koivisto unveils in 2023

    Antti Ahlava

    06/12/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Media appearance