Ville Ylönen, Architect SAFA

 

”We should not build mere hard shells to protect us from the elements – but a truly living, breathing tissue that nurtures and supports us.”

 

Being an open-minded problem solver never wasting an opportunity to learn something new, Ville has highly developed conceptual skills that allow him to see how systems, programs and ideas interrelate. He is able to get a grip of new technologies quickly, while also keeping in mind the advantages of classic notebook scribbling. Keen interest in materials, structures and processes as well as in social and human aspects provides the information base to approach subjects comprehensively. He enjoys thought provoking books, inspiring films and photography. In addition to running his own studio Ville works at the major Finnish architecture company PES-Architects Ltd as project architect and principal designer responsible for it’s Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company client relations.

 

EDUCATION

2015
Principal Designer – Advanced Training (17 cr)
Aalto PRO – Pääsuunnittelijakoulutus
Subject: Complete renovation of Lahti multi-use stadium

2012
Master of Science in Architecture (300 cr)
Aalto University – School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Major subject: Building design
Minor subject: Urban design and planning

2010
Glenn Murcutt Master Class
Training in ecological responsiveness and social responsibility

2008
Bachelor of Science in Architecture
Helsinki University of Technology
Pass with distinction

 

POSITIONS OF TRUST

Real Estate Company Töölön Kylätalo, Helsinki
board member

Culture Center Sähinä
www.facebook.com/302095979997720
founder member

Hietaranta Community Center Association, Helsinki
www.hietsunpaviljonki.fi
founder member

Residents’ Panel of Lauttasaari District Library
member

Lauttasaari Amateur Theatre Association – LATE
vice-chairman, founder member

 

AWARDS

2017
Arts Promotion Centre Finland, National Council for Architecture and Design:
Project grant for public art

2015
”Rakentamisen Ruusu 2015″, Helsinki Building Control Commission:
Honorary award for Hietaranta Community Center

2011
The Arts Council of Finland, National Council for Architecture:
Project grant for Hietaranta Community Center

2011
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa regional fund:
Project grant for Hietaranta Community Center

2009
Satakunta region Architectural Policy Program:
Graphic novel competition, purchase

2007 + 2009
Architect Annikki Paasikivi Foundation:
Study grant

2008
A. Kordelin Foundation:
Conference grant for ICSDC 2009 in Tokyo

2007
Foundation of Karelian Culture:
Study grant

 

PUBLICATIONS

Ylönen, V. 2015.
The Chameleon on the Beach. In Berglund, E. & Kohtala, C., editors. Changing Helsinki – 11 Views on a City Unfolding.
Kustannusosakeyhtiö Nemo. Helsinki, Finland. ISBN 978-952-240-292-9.
(buy it here)

Ylönen, V. 2015.
Pääsuunnittelijan tehtävät erittäin vaativassa jännebetoni- ja sisäilmakorjauksessa – Case: Lahden stadion.
Aalto University Professional Development. Espoo, Finland.
(pdf)

Ylönen, V. 2012. M.Sc. thesis.
Hietsu pavilion – Refurbishment of the Hietaranta beach changing rooms into a community space.
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Department of Architecture. Espoo, Finland.
(pdf)

Ylönen, V. 2012.
Aurinkokylpyjä ja okrankeltaista – Hietarannan vanha pukeutumispaviljonki.
In Muuriankkuri, issue 2/2012. The Finnish Cultural Heritage Foundation. Helsinki, Finland.

Ylönen, V. 2008. B.Sc. thesis.
Älyn ja tunteen tilat – Arkkitehtuuri Andrei Tarkovskin elokuvassa Stalker.
Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Architecture. Espoo, Finland.
(pdf)

Ylönen, V. 2008.
Foundation for a City. In Ahlava, A. & Mäkynen, T., editors. Aalto-korkeakoulun rakenne- ja kampusesimerkkejä. ULH – University Landscape Helsinki: Innovaatioyliopisto kaupungissa. Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Architecture. Espoo, Finland. ISBN 978-951-22-9578-4.*

*Referenced in: Xanthopoulos, K. & Milissi, M. 2008.
Moving the School of Architecture of the NTUA. www.greekarchitects.gr and www.kx-mm.com.

Hyttinen, P.,Parkkonen, J., Ylönen, V. 2007.
I-house. In J. Vanamo, editor. Floating Village – Case Studies.
Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Architecture. Espoo, Finland.

Hyttinen, P.,Parkkonen, J., Ylönen, V. 2007.
Dymaxion house. In Vanamo, J., editor. Floating Village – Case Studies.
Helsinki University of Technology, Department of Architecture. Espoo, Finland.

 

EXPERIENCE

with PES-Architects

2017 / Helsinki Garden arena / master plan proposal / ice hockey+hotel+retail / 188.500 m² / Helsinki, Finland

2017 / Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 / Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Venue Cluster / invited competition / stadiums+sports academy+ski jump+competition facilities / 3 x 15.000 spectators

2016 / West Harbour General Plan / concept design / cruise terminal+high rise hotel / Helsinki, Finland /45.500 m²

2015 / Lahti Stadium / refurbishment / tensile structures renovation / tv studios+offices+conference+sports track / 15 000 spectators

2014 / Länsisataman Bunkkeri / refurbishment / concept design / swimming hall+sports center+apartments / 38 800 m²

2013 / Lönnrotinkatu 18 / mixed-use / refurbishment / preliminary design / 6677 m²

2013 / KOy Lohjan Sampotalo / retail / refurbishment / preliminary design / 10 000 m²

2012 / Helsinki Garden / arena / concept design / ice hockey+hotel+retail / Töölö, Helsinki, Finland / 80 000 m²

2012 / HOK-Elanto Hakaniemi / mixed-use / refurbishment / Hakaniemi, Helsinki, Finland / retail+offices / 9139 m²

with Tuomo Siitonen Architects

2012 / Nokia Research Center II / offices / refurbishment / concept design / Ruoholahti, Helsinki, Finland / 40 000 m³

2012 / Helsinki Central Library / public building / open international competition / Helsinki, Finland / 15 980 m² / 69.9 M€

2011 / Helsingfors Bulevarden 10 / mixed-use / refurbishment / Kamppi, Helsinki, Finland / flats+retail+offices+art gallery / 6073 m²

2011 / Kirjava Satama / urban plan / competition / South Harbor, Helsinki, Finland / cruise ship terminals+urban seafront

2010 / As Oy Helsingin Tsinnia / residential / Viikki, Helsinki, Finland / 69 flats + retail / 6151 m²

2010 / As Oy Helsingin Viikinportti/ residential / Viikki, Helsinki, Finland / 88 flats + retail / Kehittyvä kerrostalo” programme of the City of Helsinki / experimental heating system / 6088 m²

2010 / Hämeenlinna Police Headquarters / public building / Hämeenlinna, Finland / 13 000 m²

2010 / Suomenlinna Penal Colony / accommodation / invited competition / Helsinki, Finland / UNESCO World Heritage Site / 615 m²

2009 / Villa Andante / nursing home / Kattilalaakso, Espoo, Finland

2009 / Ratina Shopping Center / retail / refurbishment and extension / Tampere, Finland

2009 / Helsinki Town House / residential / open ideas competition / Jätkäsaari/Kruunuvuorenranta, Helsinki, Finland

2008 / Helsinki Court of Appeal / public building / refurbishment / Salmisaari, Helsinki, Finland

2008 / As Oy Helsingin Oscar, Töölön Stage / residential / Kamppi, Helsinki, Finland

2008 / Porvoo Municipal Offices / public building / open competition / Porvoo, Finland