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
Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031
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 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
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.
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
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
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.
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
The recently completed Ruoholahdenkatu 23 in Helsinki, Finland has been awarded a USGBC LEED Gold Certificate for Core and Shell.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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
SAFA Architect, Arttu Suomalainen become the fourth managing partner of PES-Architects in May 2014.
Arttu has been working for over twenty years at PES-Architects, and is currently the Chief Architect and Design Director of the office’s transportation projects. Arttu has worked extensively on numerous development projects at Helsinki Airport and for the last ten years, throughout all design phases as the Chief Architect of the Kehärata underground stations (Helsinki’s Ring Rail connection to Helsinki Airport). Arttu is also currently the Chief Architect of Greater Helsinki’s western Metro extension - Finnoo and Kaitaa stations and of Pisararata’s Hakaniemi Station (Helsinki’s central underground commuter train loop). Arttu has also been a chief architect in various educational projects, as well as the very large and complex Yekaterinburg Tennis Center, sport project.
Arttu’s appointment as a managing partner will boost and broaden PES-Architect’s leadership structure and will help to strengthen the offices dominate position as one of Finland’s leading passenger transportation Architects.
After winning the first prize in the international invited competition in January 2014, PES-Architects and China Construction Engineering Design Group Corp. CCEDGC signed the full scope design contract in June 2014. The preliminary design was finished in November, with a gross floor area of 151 821 m2. The construction work will start at the beginning of 2015, and the cultural complex is planned to be finished by the end of 2017.