Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki

Helsinki | Since 1997 | Employees 20

Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki
Tehtaankatu 29 a, 00150 Helsinki, Finland
Phone +358 9 2511 020
Fax +358 9 2511 0210


Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki
Ilmari Lahdelma, Architect M.Sc., Professor, CEO
Rainer Mahlamäki, Architect M.Sc., Professor


Architects Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Ltd. was founded in 1997 in Helsinki.
The partners of the company are Professor Ilmari Lahdelma, and Professor Rainer
Mahlamäki, both members of the SAFA.
The partners have been working together since 1985, having previously worked together at
Architects Company 8Studio in Tampere and at Architects Kaira-Lahdelma-Mahlamäki,

Our team has extensive experience in all aspects of architecture: public buildings,
residential buildings, renovation projects, urban planning as well as interior architecture and
furniture design.
Significant part of our work has started thru architectural competitions, in which the partners
have received 34 first prizes (and 47 other prizes)! The latest winning entries are the Finnish Embassy in Tokyo (2009) and the Kastelli School in Oulu (2010).


2008 Finland Prize
Ministry for Education, for Ilmari Lahdelma and Rainer Mahlamäki.

2008 Steel Structure of the Year
Maritime Center Vellamo, Kotka

2008 The Mies van der Rohe -architectural prize nomination for Finland
Maritime Center Vellamo, Kotka

2007 The building Project of the Year
by Senate Properties
ICT-Building, Turku

2004 Rakentamisen ruusu - Architectural award of the city of Helsinki
Iiris - Office Building and Service Centre for the Visually Impaired, Helsinki

1999 The Mies van der Rohe - Architectural price nomination for Finland
Kaustinen Folk Art Centre

1998 Rakentamisen ruusu - Architectural award of the city of Helsinki
Soininen School, Helsinki

1997 Rakennustaiteen Suomi-palkinto,
Finnish Building Award

1992 Concrete Structure of The Year
Hausjärvi Elderly People's Home and Health Care Centre


Finland Builds Exhibition 1992
• Haukipudas Parish Centre
• Hausjärvi Elderly People's Home and Health Care Centre

Humanistic Architecture - a Perspective of Finnish Architecture in the Post Alvar Aalto Period" 1993
Exhibition at the Finnish Institute in Paris
• Kaustinen Folk Arts Centre
• Haukipudas Parish Centre

Finnish representative at the Triennale di Milano, Italy 1996
• Own works

Finland Builds Exhibition 1997, Helsinki 1997
• The Finnish Forest museum Lusto
• The IV phase of Tampere University of Technology
• Kaustinen Folk Arts Centre

Series of Exhibitions in Japan 1997
• The Finnish Forest Museum Lusto
• Soininen School

Free Way – Nordic- Baltic Triennial in Tallinn, Estonia 1999
• Own works

4a Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura, São Paulo, Brazil 1999
• The Finnish Forest Museum Lusto

The Decades of Finnish Architecture, Frankfurt am Main - Paris 2000
• Kaustinen Folk Arts Centre
• The Finnish Forest Museum Lusto

Hospex Japan, Tokyo 2002
The 27th International Healthcare Engineering Exhibition
• Aurora hospital, Building 15

Ottawa, Canada – Carlton University, David Azrieli Gallery 2002
Exhibition of Finnish Architecture, Photographs by Jussi Tiainen, Organized by the Embassy of Finland
• Helsinki University, Physicum, video
• Vaasa City Library
• Kaustinen Folk Arts Centre

Finnish Architecture 02 03 –exhibition, Helsinki, Tallinn, Riga 2004
• Rauma Main Library

Yibaneh! Jewish Identity in Contemporary Architecture, Sept 27–23 Oct 2005
Including in Warsaw, Poland
• The Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, competition winner

Finnish – Ehiopian Cooperation, by Ministry for Foreign Affairs for Finland 2006
22.2. – 12.3.2006 Addis Ababa City Hall, Etiopia
• Folk Arts Centre, Kaustinen
• Soininen Primary School
• Eestinmetsä Community Service Centre

Finnish Architecture 04 05 –exhibition, Helsinki 2006
• Lohja Library

Architecture Museum, Wroclaw, Poland, May – August 2006
• Presentation of the Winning Entry for the Competition of the Museum of the Polish Jews, model

Galicia Museum, Krakow, Poland 1. – 31.7 2006
• ”The House of Light”, Presentation of the Winning Entry for the Competition of the Museum
of the Polish Jews, model

Biennale of Venice, Finnish Pavilion 2006
City home – New Residential Architecture in the Helsinki Region, Residential Block Hietalahti
• Bulevardin Aaria

Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki 6.2 – 8.4 2007
• “Two current museum projects – Kotka Maritime Centre Vellamo and the Museum of the History
of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland”

Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin, Germany 2008
Contemporary Finnish Architecture for Learning and Culture 23.11.2007 – 10.2.08
• Kotka Maritime Centre Vellamo
• Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland
• Joensuu Primary School

Finnish Architecture 06 07 –exhibition, Helsinki, 4.6. -7.9., Paris 11.6. – 7.9. 2008
Eesti Arhitektuurimuuseum, Tallinn, Estonia 13.11. – 14.2008
Casa dell´Architettura, Rome, Italy 13.2. – 8.3.2009
Kunstakademiets Arkitektskole, Copenhagen, Denmark 14.3. – 19.4.2009 2009
Cite de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine, Paris, France 11.6 – 7.9.2008, version 2
Sculpture Museum, St Petersburg, Russia, 4.4 – 6.5.2009, version 2
• Joensuu Comprehensive School
• EVIRA, the Finnish Food Safety Authority

Learning Environments – London Festival of Architecture 25.6. – 20.7 2008
33 Portland Place, London
• Joensuu Comprehensive School

Venice Biennale of Architecture/Finnish Pavilion 14.9. – 23.11. 2008
• Maritime Centre Vellamo

Chigago Athenaeum – The New World Architecture
Italy - Florence at The Faculty of Architecture : SESV 30.11. – 21.12 2008
Greece - Athens: The Contemporary Space Athens 19.2. – 19.4. 2009
• Museum of the History of Polish Jews