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 developed vast conceptual skills that allow him to see how systems, programs and ideas interrelate. He is able to get 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 art and the outdoors.

In addition to running his own studio Ville works at the major Finnish architecture company PES-Architects Ltd as principal designer and project architect in sports and retail projects. He takes part in managing the company’s client relations with Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company. Ville has also participated in kick-starting multiple coworking spaces in Helsinki.

 

EDUCATION

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

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

 

ADVANCED TRAINING

2018
Nuorten osaajien forum
Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland TEK
Professional effectiveness, interaction and leadership coaching

2015
Principal Designer – Pääsuunnittelijakoulutus
Aalto University Executive Education Ltd.
Subject: Complete renovation of Lahti multi-use stadium

2010
Glenn Murcutt Master Class
Architecture Foundation Australia
Ecological responsiveness and social responsibility in architecture

 

QUALIFICATIONS

FISE Certified Designer
link to certifications

 

POSITIONS OF TRUST

Real Estate Company Töölön Kylätalo, Helsinki
www.hietsunpaviljonki.fi
chairman of the board

HESA-SAFA – Helsinki Region Architects
member of the board

Sähinä – Culture Center and Creative Collective
www.sahina.fi
member of the board, founder member

Rakennustietosäätiö RTS – Building Information Foundation
representative assembly, deputy member

Residents’ Panel of Lauttasaari District Library
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 IN OTHER COMPANIES

with PES-Architects:

2018– / Joutsen Apteekki / renovation and conversion of a listed pharmacy space / principal designer / restaurant / supervised by National Board of Antiquities / 270 m²

2017– / Helsinki Ice Hall / refurbishment / project architect / concept design, master plan, historical research / basket ball+gymnastics+multiuse arena / 5.000 + 1.000 spectators / 21.000 m² / Helsinki, Finland

2017 / Helsinki Garden Arena / staff architect / concept design, master plan / ice hockey+multiuse arena+hotel+retail / 11.000 spectators / 190.000 m² / Helsinki, Finland

2017 / Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 / Nordic Skiing and Biathlon Venue Cluster / invited competition / master plan team member / stadiums+sports academy+ski jump+competition facilities / 3 x 15.000 spectators / 160.000 m² / PES-Architects + workgroup of Finnish architecture offices

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

2015 / Lahti Stadium / renovation / project architect / concept design, building permit, construction phase / tensile structures renovation / air quality repair / tv studios+offices+conference+sports track / solar energy plant 130 kWp / 15.000 spectators in total / main building 6.350 m² + spectator stand 2.700 m²

2014 / Länsisataman Bunkkeri / staff architect / refurbishment / concept design / swimming hall+sports center+apartments / 38.800 m²

2013 / Lönnrotinkatu 18 / mixed-use / refurbishment / project architect / concept design, building permit, construction phase / 6.677 m²

2013 / KOy Lohjan Sampotalo / refurbishment / principal designer / concept design, building permit, construction phase / retail+restaurants / 10.000 m²

2012 / HOK-Elanto Hakaniemi / refurbishment / staff architect / retail+offices / 9.139 m² / Helsinki, Finland

with Tuomo Siitonen Architects:

2012 / Nokia Research Center II / offices / refurbishment / staff architect / concept design / Ruoholahti, Helsinki, Finland / 40.000 m³

2012 / Helsinki Central Library / public building / open international competition / staff architect / Helsinki, Finland / 15.980 m² / 69.9 M€

2011 / Helsingfors Bulevarden 10 / refurbishment / project architect / concept design, building permit, construction phase / listed building / Kamppi, Helsinki, Finland / flats+retail+offices+art gallery / 6.073 m²

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

2010 / As Oy Helsingin Tsinnia / residential / deputy project architect / Viikki, Helsinki, Finland / 69 flats + retail / 6.151 m²

2010 / As Oy Helsingin Viikinportti/ residential / deputy project architect / Viikki, Helsinki, Finland / 88 flats + retail / Kehittyvä kerrostalo” programme of the City of Helsinki / experimental heating system / 6.088 m²

2010 / Hämeenlinna Police Headquarters / public building / assisting architect / Hämeenlinna, Finland / 13.000 m²

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

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

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

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

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

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

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