NEWS 06 08 2012
NEWS 03 08 2012
Wuxi Grand Theatre shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival

PES-Architects - Shanghai has moved its offices to the French Concession area of the Xuhui District, in down town Shanghai.
Their new address is now:

PES-ARCHITECTS CONSULTING CHINA CO. LTD

No. 406-1 West Jianguo Lu
Office O
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031
P.R. China

The new office is located in a recently renovated building and gives the possibility for an increase in staff numbers to accommodate the growth in work the office is now attracting.

PES-Architects Shanghai office moves

PES Architects Ltd as an official partner of Radical Design Week (RDW) will participate in three events
  • Seven Connections exhibition 28.10.2012 – 5.11.2012
  • Avarte Symposium 30.10.2012
  • Contemporary Bamboo Exhibition (from) 30.10.2012
Shanghai Radical Design Week is a part of Helsinki World Design Capital 2012 program

www.radicaldesignweek.com

PES-Architects & Avarte exhibit at Wuxi Expo 2012
Opening Ceremony of Wuxi Grand Theater held on 30th April
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On May 26th-28th the brand new trade fair premises in Taihu New City / Wuxi opened their doors for its first big event: the ‘2012 China International Industrial Design Expo’.

 

Wuxi Grand Theatre has been shortlisted as one of the 16 projects under the category of “Culture” in the World Architecture Festival 2012 (WAF) to be held in Singapore.

The festival will be held between the 3rd and 5th October and includes over 500 entries from across the globe.

Now in its fifth year, the World Architecture Festival is the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe.

PES-Architects Ltd are delighted to be involved in this year’s festival.

www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

NEWS 31 05 2012
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NEWS 29 10 2012

Shanghai Radical Design Week 26.10.2012 – 4.11.2012

A new book by photographer Kari Palsila and architect Tarja Nurmi,
“Finnish Architecture with an Edge” beautifully illustrates 18 recently completed projects by Finnish Architects from around the world.

With text by Architect and critic Tarja Nurmi and various drawings and sketches from the architects the book graphically describes the design process and construction story of this diverse range of buildings, of which 2 are the work of PES-Architects: Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Helsinki, Finland and Wuxi Grand Theatre, Wuxi, China.

The book is available from the publisher: Maahenki Oy
Finnish Architecture with an Edge
ISBN 978-952-5870-69-5
Date: 23.01.2013

www.maahenki.fi

 

NEWS 15 11 2012
PES-Architects work exhibited at the Prague international festival of architecture and urbanism
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NEWS 12 12 2012
PES-Architects awarded RALA Quality assurance Certificate

PES-Architects has been awarded a RALA Certificate of Quality Assurance which certifies that The Quality Management System of PES meets the requirements of the RALA Quality Management System Certification. PES-Architects is the first Finnish Architectural office to receive the Certificate from the Finnish Construction Quality Association - RALA

 

 

 

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NEWS 22 02 2013

During the closing gala of China - Interior Design Week 2012, PES-Architects received the China - Interior Design Award in recognition of the excellent overall interior quality of the new Wuxi Grand Theatre and during the China - Interior Design Innovation Forum the Opera House’s lead-architect Pekka Salminen was awarded a special prize for the building’s innovative use of bamboo.

www.cida.org.cn/news_page.asp?newsid=1569

www.sinodecor.com/en/news/company/2012/1214/1171.html

PES-Architects receive two prestigious design awards in China
Wuxi Grand Theatre competes in the Architizer A+ Awards

PES-Architect’s Wuxi Grand Theatre, China has been selected as one of the finalist under the Architecture +Weather category of the Architizer A+ Awards. Under which it is still possible for the public to choose their favourite building. Also in recognition of its exceptional quality the theatre has received a Special Mention in the under the Awards’ Theatres and Performing Arts Center category. This places it in the top 20% of all the entries.

More information: http://awards.architizer.com

 

NEWS 28 02 2013
NEWS 28 02 2013
Ruoholahdenkatu 23 achieves LEED Gold Certification

The recently completed Ruoholahdenkatu 23 in Helsinki, Finland has been awarded a USGBC LEED Gold Certificate for Core and Shell.

NEWS 28 02 2013
PES-Architects projects published in - “Finnish Architecture with an Edge”
NEWS 05 03 2013
PES-Architects’ Wuxi Grand Theatre received extensive press coverage
The Wuxi Grand Theatre which was only completed in spring 2012, has received extensive publicity during its relatively short life from both the Chinese and international media.
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On 30th April 2012 the opening ceremony and performance was held in the Wuxi Grand Theater. The hugely successful event was attended by many high ranking members of Wuxi’s local and regional government, representatives of Finland from Shanghai, Beijing and Helsinki and around 50 distinguished guests of PES-Architects Ltd from Finland and China.

Press Release ENG

Press Release FIN

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NEWS 10 01 2012
Wuxi Grand Theatre to be displayed at the Seven Connections Exhibition
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NEWS 16 04 2013
New projects in transportation: Metro stations in Espoo

PES-Architects have signed the contract to produce the construction design documentation of Finnoo and Kaitaa metro stations which are the first 2 stations after Matinkylä on the Greater Helsinki metro line west extension.

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NEWS 6 09 2013
Helsinki Design Week exhibition – PES Architects in China

Between the 14th and 22nd September PES-Architects will be exhibiting 10 years of projects in China. The exhibition located in the Old Customs House in Katajanokka Helsinki, is open and free to the public and is part of the Above Exhibition Series.

The exhibition consists of 30 panels displaying work from 18 projects as well as 3 large physical models of some of PES-Architects most dynamic work.

More information about the venue is available from here:

www.helsinkidesignweek.com/events/above-exhibition

 

 

NEWS 07 10 2013
Pekka Salminen receives Golden Seat award in Shanghai
During the China International Interior Design Festival 2013 which ran in conjunction with Shanghai Design Week, Pekka Salminen was awarded the China International Interior Design Festival Golden Seat Architectural and Interior Design Master Award on 5th September. Other architects that have received this award are; this year Paul Andreau and last year Kengo Kuma.
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NEWS 13 11 2013
Construction of Mixed use Tower Icon Yunduan in Chengdu is proceeding well

The excavation of the basement areas of Icon Yunduan started in 2011, now the building has reached ground level. The pouring of the concrete structures started at the beginning of 2013, the construction process is running well. The central core and the basement areas are clearly visible.

Chief Architect Tuomas Silvennoinen visited the site during week 45. The construction documentation has been done by CSWADI in collaboration with PESARK. The interior design of all public spaces are within the PES-Architects work-scope.

The Mixed use Tower Icon Yunduan will be 192m high with 47 floors above ground and 3 beneath and is due for completion by the end of 2016

Icon Yunduan Tower

NEWS 12 12 2013
New project in transportation: Helsinki central rail loop – Pisararata, Hakaniemi Station

PES-Architects have signed the contract to produce the planning documents of Hakaniemi train station in preparation for the approval for the construction of Helsinki’s central rail loop – Pisararata.

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NEWS 19 02 2014
PES-Architects win Fuzhou, Culture and Art Centre competition

On Chinese New Year’s Eve, 30 January 2014, PES-Architects were informed that they had won the architectural design competition for the Strait Culture and Art Centre in Fuzhou, China.

The culture centre comprises an opera hall, a multi-purpose theatre, a concert hall, an art museum, a film centre and commercial premises (total 128.000m2) in connection with the metro system.

PES-Architects working with CCEDGC (China Construction Engineering Design Group) were awarded first prize ahead of numerous esteemed international design practices like Zaha Hadid and GMP from Germany, working in collaboration with other Chinese design studios.

Press release
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www.hs.fi/kulttuuri


 

NEWS 20 03 2014
PES-Architects start detailed design phase for the new Saudi Arabian Embassy in Helsinki

PES-Architects won the invited architectural design competition for the embassy during 2013 and signed the design contract at the end of that year.

The competition was organised by the Saudi Arabian ministry of foreign affairs MOFA and involved a number of major Finnish architectural firms.

The embassy building which includes offices and diplomatic facilities, as well as staff apartments is located close to Helsinki city centre. Currently a revision of the detailed master plan for the area is underway and the neighbours have been informed about the project.

PES-Architects partners, design director, Tuomas Silvennoinen and CEO Jarkko Salminen recently visited Riyadh for a kick off meeting with the client, where new design specifications and instruction were given.

The design team will be led by Tuomas Silvennoinen and project architect Marcelo Diez

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