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Avanto Architects / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Hernesaari saunas


Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. Public saunas used to be common in bigger cities but now that most new apartments have sauna of their own, public saunas have decreased dramatically in number. There are only a couple remaining. As a sense of community is becoming a more and […]


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Avanto Architects / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Kyly


Avanto Architects’ competition entry ´Kyly` won Habitare 09 Sauna design competition for young architects and designers. The project was selected among the twelve most interesting exhibits in the design fair by interior journalists. Kyly was also selected “best in show” as Forum magazine judged the sauna to be this year’s best innovation at Habitare. Sauna […]


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Avanto Architects / Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen
Church of St. Lawrence


The Vantaa Parish Union held an open architectural competition in the spring of 2003 for the design of a new chapel in the vicinity of the historic Church of St. Lawrence. The area has been classified as a nationally important cultural environment. The winning entry, out of 194 proposals, was “Polku” (“Path”) by Avanto Architects. […]


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