“Naisten Kymppi” is the biggest women’s wellness and running event in Finland, and every year it brings together girls and women of all ages.
There was a group of ladies from PES-Architects again this year too participating the event by jogging 10 km route in the center of Helsinki.
The group was participating under the title PESSIMISSIT. The weather was fantastic, the route combined city scenes as well as forest paths, and all the ladies crossed the finish line happy, and safe and sound. 



NEWS 23 01 2015
Helsinki Airport, Terminal Expansion, Client Finavia Oyj

PES-Architects have commenced the schematic design
of a new terminal extension at Helsinki Airport, Finland.
The ~70,000 m² enlargement will extend to the west of the existing terminal T2. Terminal extension will include new wide body plane gates for mainly Asian traffic.

PES-Architects is constantly working on various alterations at Helsinki airport including new retail areas and security check area in terminal T2.



The architectural competition of the The Royal Embassy Complex of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Bishkek – Kyrgyzstan

PES has been awarded Second Runner-Up Award for its entry in October 2015.
Henning Larsen Architects from Denmark won the competition.





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The Wuxi Xidong pedestrian bridge opened to the public in September

The inspiring and dynamic bridge is now in regular use by local residents and commuters passing through the area. The bridge is a slender cabled stayed bridge with bamboo paving and a smooth aluminium finish connecting the two plazas on either side of the central lake for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. In the centre the bridge gently slopes down and provides a connection to a man-made island garden.

Design done in conjunction with:
Structural Design Finland (PES sub-consultant): WSP Finland
Local Design Institute: Tongji Architectural Design Institute Shanghai (local Structural Design)


NEWS 29 05 2016
Naisten Kymppi / Women’s Fun Run 29 05 2016
NEWS 09 09 2016
10th annual Architects’ Football Tournament

PES-Architects joined more than 18 other offices in the 10th Annual Architect’s Football Tournament- PES Invitational 2016. Founded by PES-Architect’s in 2007 the tournament has grown from some 5 offices, to the hugely successful and anticipated event it is now.

Unfortunately, PES-Architects were not able to win this year, but we congratulate APRT+NRT and thank all those who played and helped to organise the event especially Heikki Riitahuhta and the sponsors.




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NEWS 01 01 2015
“Work on Progress” Expansion of Helsinki Airport

PES-Architects are continuing to develop the architectural design for the expansion of Helsinki Airport (Finavia). The extension will be one of the largest construction projects in Finland and is expected to require an investment of ~400 milj. Euors until 2020. The project took a major step forward with the opening of Helsinki’s ring rail line, (Kehärata), PES-Architects designed the airport station and connection, along with other stations and infrastructure.


More information can be obtained from Finavia’s website:

Scroll down for more information; NEWS 23 01 2015

NEWS 16 01 2015
The Finnish Minister of Finance visits Chengdu Icon Yunduan

Last month during an extensive visit to China, involving a delegation from a broad range of Finnish companies, the Finnish Minister of Finance Mr Antti Rinne visited the construction site of Icon Yunduan in Chengdu.

Chief Architect Tuomas Silvennoinen was present to present the project to the delegation.

The mixed use high rise tower, which now has reached about 1/3 of its total 192m height is an excellent example of Finnish Chinese collaboration. PES architects have been working in collaboration with the Chinese architectural consultants CSWADI for approximately 4 years to realise the project based on a winning architectural competition from 2009.


NEWS 25 05 2015
Naisten kymppi /
Women's Fun Run 24 05 2015

Again this year a group of cheery ladies proudly presented PES-Architects in women’s running event “Naisten Kymppi” that took place in the heart of Helsinki. The ladies’ smiles before the jog were almost as joyous as they were after. The group ran under the title PESSIMISSIT.
This works well as the kickoff for the training for the upcoming yearly PES-Football Tournament in the autumn time.


NEWS 01 07 2015

PES-Architects has been involved in one of the most significant public transport projects in the Helsinki region for more than a decade. The Helsinki kehärata light rail line opened to passengers this week. The new line provides a fundamental link between Helsinki city centre, Helsinki Airport and the rest of Finland.

PES-Architects have designed the underground stations of Aviapolis, Airport, Ruskeasanta and Viinikkala, which included the stations’ platforms, exit routes, emergency escape routes and service shafts as well as the above ground entrance buildings and service buildings.

The Ring Rail Line will provide a key public transport link for the entire metropolitan area. The number of daily journeys on the line is estimated to be about 150,000.
The new rail line connects the Vantaankoski line and main line, creating an important transverse rail link between East and West Vantaa.



Ring Rail Line (Kehärata) underground stations received ”Geofantti Award” for design excellence

The Geofantti Award was given to Main Designer Arttu Suomalainen of PES on 24th September 2015.

The Geofantti Award is awarded each other year by the City of Helsinki for architecturally outstanding underground spaces that improve the vitality and pleasantness of urban spaces in the Greater Helsinki area.

NEWS 15 09 2015

PESARK opens a new second office in Kalasatama, Helsinki

The 450 sqm Kalasatama office located on the top floor of a newly renovated open plan office building benefits from a ca 170 sqm terrace overlooking Teurastamo (”Butchery”) and with sea views.



NEWS 01 07 2015

PES-Architects design for the new West Harbour ferry terminal is proceeding at full speed. The new terminal will concentrate on traffic between Helsinki and Tallinn and is expected to open in Spring 2017, when the new Tallink ferry will start to operate. The new terminal will be a state of the art design, tailor made to serve fast traffic between the two cities. The new terminal will create a focal point for the larger development of the west harbour.


More information can be obtained from the port of Helsinki’s website: www.portofhelsinkinews.fi
Scroll down for more information; NEWS 28 12 2014

“Work on Progress” New West Harbour passenger terminal, Helsinki
Ring Rail (Kehärata) Line opened to passengers on 1st July 2015
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PES-Architects win competition for the Nanjing Sino-Finnish Cooperation Centre

PES-Architects have won the architectural design competition for the Sino-Finnish Economic, Trade and Cultural Cooperation and Exchange Centre in Nanjing, China.