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The Viinikanlahti international urban ideas competition in Tampere has ended

Published 17.4.2020 12.00

The winner of the competition is the pseudonym Lakes & Roses. The jury praised its excellent overall approach to the urban and landscape architecture, and the clarity of the cityscape. The revealed author of the entry is Architecturestudio NOAN from Tampere, Finland.


The winning entry provides excellent preconditions for expanding the city centre of Tampere, located between two waterbodies, to the south. The entry enables developing city centre -like housing blocks and a continuous urban park zone by Lake Pyhäjärvi for all residents", says the chair of the jury Deputy Mayor Jaakko Stenhäll.

The international member of the jury, Architect Helle Juul from Copenhagen, was satisfied with the number and high quality of the entries submitted to the competition. Lakes & Roses represents distinctive expertise in designing the urban layout, with convincing architectural and urban solutions. The layout of the site has the ability to adapt itself to a variety of societal changes", Helle Juul praises.

The competition was organised by the City of Tampere in cooperation with the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) and the Finnish Association of Landscape Architects (MARK). Dozens of urban and landscape designers throughout the world participated, under a pseudonym, in the international two-phase ideas competition.

The advanced digitality of the competition enabled finishing the competition in the original schedule despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Please visit the competition website to view the competition entries and competition materials.

Further information

Jaakko Stenhäll Tel. +358451378505

Project Development Manager Minna Seppänen Tel. +358 40 150 9857

Text Minna Seppänen, Sari Eskola