Projects

Serlachius Art Sauna

Serlachius Art Sauna is designed in co-operation between Mendoza Partida Architectural Studio, BAX Studio and Planetary Architecture. The Sauna is being built in the national heritage park surrounding the Serlachius Art Museum in Mänttä. This architectural project mixes the sauna experience with exposure to carefully picked pieces of art. The Art Sauna will be opened […]

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VIS Hybrid House

The VIS Hybrid House combines a unique sustainable wood construction tech with the production of clean food and air. It reduces radically the carbon footprint in living and nutrition. The integrated farming system offers an opportunity to grow almost any edible plants while offering a clean microclimate and a symbiosis with the nature. VIS Tech The […]

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Garden home

The Garden home is a project designed to be built for the Loviisa Housing fair in 2023. It is a townhouse with timber built apartments topped by greenhouses for private gardening and flexible indoor-outdoor living. Special quality of life in the Garden home The greenhouses collect the warmth of the sun creating a long harvest […]

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Biodiversity building

The Biodiversity Building project tackles present biodiversity crisis using three different approaches: The research part studies the effects of various construction materials and their production on the biodiversity of their original source. The project is designed to reduce earthworks, replacement of soil and quarrying, thus preserving the biodiversity of the soil during the construction process. […]

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Modular timber parking garage system

The cities of Helsinki and Vantaa wanted to create a timber parking garage system for dense urban areas. The main ideas were to create a flexible system that is economically and ecologically feasible and that the system can be removed and rebuilt in a new location. As long as we have not gotten rid of […]

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Solar Foods urban factory and showroom concepts

Solar Foods is looking for a site for their first Solein Protein factory with their headquarters and a visitor experience center on a central city location. Our task was to define three architectural concepts for three different urban plots: alongside a street, in the corner of a block and a freestanding one. The three concepts […]

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Solar Foods Solein Factory concept

A design for an off grid factory concept that uses solar energy to capture CO2 from thin air and cook it with bacteria to create eatable protein. The facility is composed of a solar energy production field, CO2-capturing installations and the production facility.

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Lapinlahti Hospital renovation and extension competition

The City of Helsinki held a competition for finding use, users and a renovation & extension concept for the historically valuable Lapinlahti Hospital area in Central Helsinki. Planetary Architecture designed a carbon neutral vertical park construction for the Y-Säätiö’s competition entry. This modular timber construction was designed to create a new concept for mixing open […]

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Service Station of the Future

First prize in the “Service Station of the Future” competition for Neste and Tuusula Housing fair 2020. The competition entry proposed a variety of services fitted in individual prefabricated timber-structured modules that can be easily installed and replaced to answer the unknown needs of the future. The task in the larger context Tuusula housing Fair […]

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Feeding the next billion

Xprize Visioneering Challenge, “Feeding the Next Billion” category winner in Los Angeles, California in 2018. Tuija and Pekka Pakkanen’s “Soilless Agriculture Challenge” set rules for a grand competition for the science community to build a system using renewable energy that recycles 90% of its water and 90 % of the nitrogen and phosphorus in the […]

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