Toni Yli-Suvanto Architects is a Helsinki based company established in 2007. The focus is on designing healthy built environment, which promotes social well-being and is economically and ecologically sustainable. In this context, the company is particularly interested in exploring functional and flexible, low carbon design solutions, which respect and take advantage of their environment in terms of functionality, performance and appearance.
Comprehensive services from preliminary consultation to construction documentation are provided for new and renovation projects. A strong emphasis is given to a critical multidisciplinary design process, in order to recognise the unique opportunities of each project and to meet the client’s requirements successfully.
Sustainable design is seen as a result of successful fusion of sustainable financial, social and environmental qualities. The holistic approach provides the building with long lasting value and integrated qualities aim to create a cycle of positive influence on individual, society, environment and nature.
Academic knowledge from Swiss and Finnish universities provides the practice with the latest research basis for healthy indoor climate and reliable energy efficient solutions. Innovative information technologies are integrated into all stages of the design process for budget and quality control, efficient coordination and communication and for the purposes of greater environmental understanding.
The company has won several awards in international open design competitions for its particularly sustainable and innovative design solutions, and its works have been published in international architectural media in Europe, Northern America and Asia.
Awards and honours:
Architect of the Year, Build Awards 2016, Build Magazine, United Kingdom.
Winner in open international competition for the adaptive reuse of the Packard Motor Plant in Detroit, MI, USA. Third prize. 2014.
Shortlisted for the design of an office building of the Administrative Office of the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. 2015.
Honorary mention in open international competition for Vertical Farm and Botanic Gardens Skyscraper in Seoul, South Korea. 2013.
Media and publications:
The Architects Newspaper, USA
ArchDaily, USA and Europe
Build Magazine, UK
ASCE’s Civil Engineering Magazine, USA
Bustler, Archinect, USA
UNESCO Kabul, Afghanistan
Crain’s Detroit Business News, USA
SuperSkyScrapers, United Kingdom
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland
Finnair Bluewings, Finland