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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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]