SNA relocates to new premises in Helsinki – 12.8.2020
harbour area of Hietalahti at the address: Köydenpunojankatu 2a E2, 00180, Helsinki. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
harbour area of Hietalahti at the address: Köydenpunojankatu 2a E2, 00180, Helsinki. We’re looking forward to seeing you there.
About the position
Schauman & Nordgren Architects is looking for an ambitious and skilled architect / architecture student for its expanding, international team in Helsinki. We offer you the opportunity to be involved in diverse and challenging architecture- and urban planning projects in all scales – both in Finland and in Denmark. For more info, follow this link.
Application deadline 6.3.2020. Please send your application (max 10mb) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We seek a person with the following qualifications:
– You are curious, engaged and you want to learn more
– You are experienced in execution and detail design
– You’ve got experience in urban planning
– You’ve got experience in competition processes
– You can work with Rhino and Archicad
– You speak Finnish and English fluently
– You have at least 3 years of experience in the field of architecture
Schauman & Nordgren Architects has been invited to participate in the legendary 7th Bauforum – this time located in Hamburg and themed “Magistralen – The Boulevards of Tomorrow”.The long-established event is
dedicated to special places and themes at irregular intervals and, over the decades, has developed from a closed panel of experts into an open workshop-like planning format for architects and city, landscape and transport planners.
Schauman & Nordgren Architects exhibits at the ‘Nordic Urban Spaces’ exhibition at the Nordic Embassies in Berlin. The exhibition opens on Thursday the 5th of July and runs until the 28th of September 2018.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the Nordic Embassies in Berlin, TU Berlin and the Nordic Council of Ministers. For more info about the exhibition, click here.
About the position
We are experiencing an increased amount of work in Denmark and therefore looking to expand our creative team of architects. Are you a Danish speaking architect and interested in joining a one-of-a-kind journey?
– You are an architect with 5 years of professional experience
– You are experienced in technical detailed design
– You are a Danish speaker
– You are engaged and responsible
– You have a constructing architect degree (advantage)
– You want to become a core team member of SNA
The position opens in mid February 2018. Please send your application (max 10mb) to: email@example.com
About the position
Schauman & Nordgren Architects is opening an office in Helsinki and is now looking for an engaged, ambitious and talented architect to join their team. We offer you the opportunity to be involved in the early stages of a young and ambitious architecture and urban planning studio that works within the Nordic countries. You will have the opportunity to work with projects both in Finland as well as in Denmark and Sweden and we promise you that we will offer you an interesting environment to be part of. We are looking for an architect who can take a leading role of our ambitious urban planning projects in Finland.
– You want to become an essential part of SNA
– You are engaged, responsible and independent
– You are experienced in working with urban planning projects
– You work fluently in Finnish and English
– You are a good team player
– You speak Swedish / Danish is an advantage
The position opens in March / April 2017, or according to agreement. Please send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Schauman & Nordgren Architects are excited to announce that they have won 3 out of 3 competitions in the last 3 months. All three projects are urban planning projects in Finland. They vary in scale and function, and have different starting points. In Tampere we are creating a very large scale urban development plan for the city to grow towards.
In Jyväskylä we’re introducing a new urban neighbourhood in a historically import industrial context, while in Pargas we are establishing a qualitative new harbour front for the small city in the Finnish archipelago.Ranging from 1.500.000 m2 to 17.000 m2, we’re very much looking forward to making these visions come true.
About the internship
Schauman & Nordgren Architects is looking for 1-2 talented and ambitious interns within architecture and urban planning to join our team in Copenhagen in spring 2017. The internship starts at the end of January/start of February and has a duration of minimum 4 months. Throughout your internship you will be involved in work ranging from sketching and concept development to presentation and detailing.
– conceptual and analytical thinking
– ambition and curiosity
– adobe package
– office (excel, word)
– physical model building
– fluent in english.
– minimum 3 years of experience from an architect school. Applications
Send your application including a portfolio as a .pdf format (Max 10 MB) marked – internship spring 2017 – to:
Join Schauman & Nordgren Architects at Helsinki Design Week on the 9th of September. We will give an introduction to our studio and our work, as well as a talk about the design concepts behind the Boolean handles
that we did for A.S. Helsingö. See further details on Helsinki Design Weeks homepage, Helsinki Design Week
planning. We expect a minimum of three years of experience from an architecture school. The internship is minimum 4 months; one semester and starts in August 2016. Check out the post on our facebook page, SNA intern
Schauman & Nordgren Architects’ proposal for the extension for the Alvar Aalto museum in Ruusupuisto, Jyväskylä, Finland. We proposed a generous and flexible space that connect the Museum of Central Finland and the Alvar Aalto Museum. A wide ramp along the western facade of the extension connects the two museums seamlessly together.
On the staircase, one can sit and overlook the activity in the shop or gaze at the beautiful landscape through the large glass facade. The tall and slender ‘tree-like’ columns that support the roof aim at introducing a sense of lightness to the space – as if the wild forest in the west continued through the extension to the eastern side and out in the park in front.
Schauman & Nordgren Architects has developed a series of handles called “The Boolean handles” for the design brand A.S.Helsingö. The series is conceived from basic geometries and distinct manipulations. By altering the basic geometries through a few precise operations
the handles perform as tactile and simple in materials such as brass, copper and chrome. The handles have recently been featured in the Finnish liffestyle magazine, Avotakka, in an article about Helsingö. The handles are now for sale in A.S.Helsingö’s online store: www.helsingo.com
Schauman & Nordgren Architects are proud to announce that they will together with Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy design the new pavilions on the main market square of Turku. Currently, two alternative sketch proposals are on the table and it is yet to be decided wihich one to continue with.
The alternatives were presented for an interested public in Turku last week. The city of Turku published the material on their facebook site, which has generated a lot of discussion about which one would be a better alternative. What is your opinion? Take part in the discussion here, the city if Turku’s facebook page.
The Lalax boathouse is finally under construction and is planned to be ready before the summer arrives in the Finnish archipelago. The projects investigates the traditional archipelago boathouse typology and proposes a contemporary, subtle addition to the summerhouse setting on the island of Högsar, in Nagu. The new boathouse functions both as storage for small dinghies,
tools and gear during the winter as well as a recreational pavilion for social events during the summer. By using traditional building techniques, materials and colour palette, the building bridges the gap between the old and the new, the traditional and the contemporary. You can find some more images of the construction by clicking on this link, Lalax Boathouse Construction
Although not being selected as one of the six finalists in the Guggenheim Helsinki competition, Schauman & Nordgren Architects’ proposal, “Landforms and Artforms”, was widely published online in various media around the world. A record number of proposals, 1,715, were handed in for the open comeptition organised by the Guggenheim Foundation and the City of Helsinki.
Before the selection of the six finalists, the proposal was featured in for example Gizmodo as one of the top contenders for making the cut to the final. After the selection of the six finalists, the “Landforms and Artforms” project was featured in blogs such as Archdaily, and in a f a s i a as proposals that should be taken note of.
Schauman & Nordgren Architects received an honourable mention in the “Kouvolan Keskustakorttelit” city centre blocks competition. The aim of the compeititon was to create robust strategies for the development of three urban blocks in the centre of the city of Kouvola in Finland. The challenge in the competition was to integrate the new mixed use development with the existing urban fabric and to establish a clear urban hierarchy that stitches the new and the old seamlessly togheter.
The plans were to include public and commercial functions on the ground floors and housing units on the floors above. A large underground parking facility was also part of the competition task. 70 ambitious teams from various parts of Finland participated in the open competition that was organized by the City of Kouvola and Kiinteistö Oy Torinreuna. Have a look at the winning proposals on the competition organisers website, Kouvolan Keskustakorttelit Competition
Schauman & Nordgren Architects (SNA) makes places of inclusion. It’s people that decide whether a building or neighborhood has a beating heart, or is merely occupied. We believe that enhancing the experience for people as well as their communities is the key to unlocking new possibilities within the fields of architecture, landscapes and urban plans.
Schauman & Nordgren Architects is a Copenhagen- and Helsinki-based architecture and urban planning studio established by Ted Schauman and Jonas Nordgren. Through techniques that range from urban analysis and modeling to research and architectural theory, we serve all stakeholders of a project – sometimes even in ways a client could not originally imagine.
SNAs commitment lies in creating better places with collaboration and open dialogue as the source of innovation. We work with different scales and functions since timeless architecture is always experienced on several different levels. Our clients share our vision and fully invest in our collaborative process. Together we create places of inclusion with experiences that are felt for generations.
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Location: Turku, Finland
Client: Reale Oy
Program: Housing, mixed community functions
Size: 15.000 m2
Status: 1st prize, two-phase competition, on-going
Collaborators: MASU Planning
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Kristian Kontula, Lasse Vejlgård Kristensen, Moritz Schineis, Tymon Wolender, Emanuele Biscaro, Paulina Schroeder, Markus Gustafsson
The “Living in the nature” project proposes to develop a former elderly home site into a new 15.000 m2 housing neighbourhood.. The site is located on top of a hill, in the middle of the forest, only 2km from the city centre of Turku. The vision of the winning proposal is based on creating diverse living conditions with proximity to nature, well-being and a strong sense of community. In today’s, busy and fast society, we see a demand in re-introducing quitness and nature into people’s everyday lives.
The landscape and natural values of the area provide a strong, distinctive starting point for the plan. The old elderly home is surrounded by a significant landscape of pine forest and ancient natural rock formations. The housing block has a minimal footprint in order to preserve the nature and build on the site around the existing buildings. The forest introduces a natural, lively and seasonally changing framework for the community to interact with.
The identity of the block is based on creating a neighbourhood with versatile common spaces and activities for the inhabitants. The common spaces invite the inhabitants to interact and strengthen their sense of community. The functions vary from workshops, a gym, a library, a kids room, allotment gardens, a sauna and spa facilities.
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Client: City of Helsinki, University of Helsinki, Senate Properties
Program: Mixed-use development (Housing, Office, Retail, Education, Urban space)
Size: 85.000 m2
Status: 1st prize, invited competition in 2019, on-going
Collaborators: MASU Planning (Landscape), Schauman Arkkitehdit, WSP Finland (Traffic)
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Kristian Kontula, Lasse Vejlgård Kristensen, Emanuele Biscaro, Paulina Schroeder, Erik Huhtamies, Francesca Bellú
The “Kumpula Campus” vision is based on developing a diverse, urban campus structure for the 21st century – a neighbourhood where the boundaries between learning, research, living and working disappears. Currently an area characterized by large fields of parking, the immediate context of the large science institutions will be developed towards an intimate urban space where residents, students, employees and children reside on equal terms.
The intricate structure of streets, alleys and green public spaces encourage the users to informally interact and socialize with each other – aiming at establishing a stronger synergy between the different users. The existing forest landscape of the hill plays an essential role in the identity of the place, and one of the goals of the plan is to preserve as much as possible the forest that faces recreational Vallila valley in the south.
The majority of the new urban structure is proposed as housing. The aim is to increase liveliness in the area also after the students and researchers have stopped their daily work. The ground floors of the buildings contain extrovert functions such as co-working spaces, offices, start-up garages, cafés and shops. These spaces can be rented out for new start-up firms and single-person firms who want to take the leap from university life to entrepreneurship.
Location: Tampere, Finland
Client: YH Kodit, City of Tampere
Program: Mixed use development (Culture, Office, Housing, Urban space)
Size: 9.800 m2
Status: 1st prize in comeptition in 2018, on-going
Collaborators: MASU Planning, Schauman Arkkitehdit, Nisunen Grönlund, Ramboll Finland, Sweco
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, David Monteiro, Kristian Kontula, Lasse Vejlgård Kristensen, Justyna Krokowska, Ulrik Montnemery, Jaap van den Hoogen, Ella Kaira
The Tulli area, located in the city centre of Tampere, is literally colored by its industrial heritage which also is a prominent quality in the center of Tampere. The red brick is significant for the area and also a robust parameter to build on, emphasizing heritage and at the same time creating generous conditions for long usage and durability.
The tower is a beacon and focal point for Tampere’s-, and the area of Tulli’s future and will guide guests from the travel center and other parts of Tampere to this cultural arena of both in- and outdoor spaces. Both the skyline and the experience in eyelevel will have a grounding in Tampere’s proud heritage as well as aspiring future.
The Tulli Halls project will provide Tampere with an environment for future growth based on the city’s heritage. It enables attractive living conditions for a broad target group as well as a public environment where the citizens can meet and share knowledge, experiences and create new stories together in the very center of Tampere.
Location: Raisio, Finland
Client: The City of Raisio
Program: Urban Planning
Size: 4.5 ha
Status: Commission, vision plan presented 2018
Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (Ramboll), Terhi Leino
Team: Jonas Nordgren, Ted Schauman, Justyna Krokowska, Jaap van den Hoogen, David Monteiro, Ayoub Chkairi
Raisio is a city synonymous with infrastructure. It’s a well-connected city built in an intersection offering great car mobility and connectivity but is also challenged with traffic congestion. The vision for Raisio City Centre builds on these preconditions and will connect the city centre from within as well as to its attractive natural surroundings. With the new tram connection to Turku and the bus connection to Naantali, Raisio will be a node in the region that promotes innovative businesses- living- and outdoor activities.
Future living in Raisio will mean having access and proximity; to nature, to outdoor sports, to sustainable habitats as well as great living conditions for a broad age group. Raisio will be a city where you grow up, stay and also a city where you will want to return to build a family. By submerging the E18 road a unique potential is revealed for the urban development. The city will be stitched together with a lush green corridor, a Central Park comprised and a winter garden, offering the citizens of Raisio all year public spaces to meet and reside
Raisio has always offered diverse forms of living, from villas to small apartments. “Raisio Network City” will offer the similar qualities but enhance it and interconnect them to offer a coherent and safe pedestrian environment. Green mobility and living will be a lead motif for the structure of the new city. The urban landscape in Raisio offers large open public parks to smaller private small gardens and generous green house like balconies.
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Client: City of Jyväskylä, Skanska construction Ltd, YIT construction Ltd, Jyväs Parkki Oy
Program: Mixed use, Urban Plan, Landscape, Housing, Office and Education
Size: 110.000 m2
Year: 2017 –
Status: Open Competition, 1st prize, on-going
Collaborators: Jouni Lehtomaa (traffic planning) Schauman Arkkitehdit
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Kristian Kontula, David Monteiro, Diogo Paixao, Sara Zapotoczna, Ludvig Holtenäs
The former industrial area of Kangas is located about 1,5 km north-east of the city centre of Jyväskylä and is characterized by the historically and culturally significant paper factory located in the heart of the area. The factory complex has been transformed into a creative campus used by the educational institutions of the city. The “City of Gardens” introduces a vision that takes its starting point in the existing industrial heritage of the site.
The linear, early 20th century, architecture of the old red brick factory building will function as a characterizing element throughout the new area. The industrial character is re-interpreted and reflected in the treatment of the new buildings, public spaces and the shared courtyards. The urban structure proposes a series of inter-connected courtyards – a diverse set of gardens that establish the backbone of the masterplan.
Each one of these gardens have their own identity, function and character. The City of Gardens introduces a high-quality mixed-use urban neighbourhood for living, working and learning. Its location close to the city centre of Jyväskylä, in a beautiful post-industrial context and in direct proximity to nature, creates a one-of-a-kind starting point for a sustainable life-style, which emphasizes local qualities, sense of belonging and interaction.
Location: Pargas, Finland
Client: City of Pargas
Program: Urban Planning, Guest harbour, hotel, housing, sports & play
Size: 17.000 m2
Year: 2017 –
Status: Competition 1st prize 2017, local detail plan design on-going
Collaborators: Schauman Arkkitehdit
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, David Monteiro, Sara Zapotoczna, Ludvig Holtenäs
Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape takes its starting point in a thorough analysis of the the city, its history, structure, character, potentials and challenges.The plan introduces an urban loop that connects the public spaces of the harbour front to the surrounding public spaces and the pedestrian street, which today ends by the harbour area. The loop, a beach boulevard, invites and directs the flaneurs of the city to enjoy a series of attractive public spaces along it. The idea is to strategically position the new functions
along the promenade and thereby making the harbour a “string of pearls” destination for inhabitants and visitors alike. The harbour becomes a natural, recreational, extension to the city centre. In addition to introducing a strategic plan for the area, the project also introduces a compositional design principle that is rooted in the city’s historic and cultural context. The nearby limestone quarry and its large layered open landscape functions as inspiration for this principle.The activity landscapes, consisting
of sports and playgrounds, a beach, piers and the promenade, refer back to the landscape of the quarry. With its layers of limestone formations, it creates a specific design identity that is rooted in the surrounding man made landscapes. Pargas Maritime Limestone Landscape” makes the waterfront accessible and introduces a new attraction by the beautiful bay of Snäckviken. It will be the place in Pargas where you want enjoy ice cream on the pier, the beautiful view, play tennis or take a dip in the sea after enjoying the heat of the sauna.
Location: Linköping, Sweden
Program: Urban Planning, School, Sport, Office
Size: Main Building 8050m2 (School block 29.500 m2)
Status: Open competition 2017
Collaborators: Tredje Natur
Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Diogo Paixão, Sara Zapotoczna, Ludvig Holtenäs, Radu Petrica
Knowledge and innovation are developed through sharing and dialogue. This has been a guiding principle when both the neighborhood and the main building were designed. To introduce interfaces for interaction and innovation between teachers, students and the public has been a guiding principle for the design; not only for the building but also for the neighborhood. “Kunskapsberget” constitutes an open, safe and flexible educational environment of knowledge sharing, located in a social and urban environment with lush nature. The neighborhood forms a flexible platform that can adapt to forms of education as well as use.
The main building of “Kunskapsberget” constitutes a social melting pot in Linköping. Students in the region gather here to develop their creativity as well as to meet a wide audience. It is a contemporary educational environment with attractive landscapes where you can create but also experience the knowledge and culture being generated in the school.The main building opens up with an inviting atrium towards Drottningtorget and Linköping center and stands as a beacon for education and creativity. The atrium in the main building presents the profiled cultural programs in the school and utilizes a platform for interdisciplinary collaboration.
The educational format is in constant change, but the need for dialogue, interaction and reflection are important for meeting individual needs. These pre-conditions structure the building and create a framework for what is flexible, robust or fixed. As an example of this principle, the main spaces for circulation function as spaces where you experience the activities in the building. This building and urban block of knowledge will supply a robust education platform for a democratic and creative educational environment.
Location: Lövö, Kimitoön, Finland
Program: Archipelago Village Masterplan
Size: 100 ha
Status: Commission, on-going
Collaborators: Schauman Arkkitehdit Oy
Team: Jonas Nordgren, Ted Schauman
The project, called, Kaxjäla Archipalgo Village introduces a welcoming and inviting, small scale environment that is based on the context and its surroundings. A village with a variety of identities, each one with a strong relationship to the existing landscape and the history of the site. A symbiotic relationship to nature and the sea are the starting points for developing Kaxjäla as a sustainable and contemporary 21st century archipelago village.
Kaxjäla Archipelago Village has not only the potential to become a physical gateway to the archipelago, but also a manifestation of the values and qualities that the archipelago represents. A strong building tradition and a respect of nature, are elements that characterize the success of the villages in the archipelago. These are also the key values that characterize Kaxjäla.
When you arrive in Lövö over the bridge from the north you are greeted by the historical setting in Gösta Serlachius archipelago farm on the right hand side. The project proposes to open up the historical setting to the public and make it accessible for everyone who is looking for a summer retreat in the archipelago, where fishing, gardening and local food are key values.