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AteljĂŠ Sotamaa

An Atelier for the Digital Age

VOL01 INTRODUCTION


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PUBLICATIONS IN THE SERIES VOL01 INTRODUCTION VOL02 ARCHITECTURE VOL03 INTERIORS VOL04 EXHIBITION ARCHITECTURE VOL05 FURNITURE & LIGHT VOL06 PRODUCTS VOL07 ART

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Content Introduction Sensation Holistic Design The Digital The Client Services Collaborators Life@AteljĂŠ Exhibitions Publications Contact

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'It is not enough to do something, do something else.' Jeffrey Kipnis

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AteljĂŠ Sotamaa is Kivi Sotamaa & Tuuli Sotamaa, brother and sister, and an international group of architects, designers & artists. Based out of our studio in Helsinki, we create buildings, spaces, objects, infrastructure and artworks. We use ingenuity and digital technology to design projects that are unique, affordable and buildable. ,


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AteljĂŠ Sotamaa is driven by a fascination with sensation, how people experience design. The studio combines experiential design with criticality and responsibility. In order to make experiences seamless the studio designs projects holistically, across scale and media. AteljĂŠ Sotamaa has pioneered the use of advanced digital technologies in order to create unique design with an economy of means.

Kivi Sotamaa & Tuuli Sotamaa Photo by Sakari Majantie


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AteljĂŠ Sotamaa exists in a web of connections over which ideas and expertise are exchanged and spread, and from which gamechanging innovation emerges.


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Kissing Helsinki Honorary mention entry to the Guggenheim Helsinki architectural competition 2014, which was the largest in the world with 1715 entries. Kissing Helsinki was the only entry awarded from Finland. AteljĂŠ Sotamaa with Antti Ahlava and Fredrik Lindberg


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Sensation Our Philosophy


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Architectural environments must appeal to our emotions, and seduce us into exploring new ways of being in the world. New experiences and intellectual stimulation is what contemporary luxury is at its best.

Spanish Dancer for the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa, Japan. Built 2004. Exhibited at UCLA Gallery


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It is not the effortlessness of experience but the creative friction between people and the environment that gets our attention, inspires us and nudges us towards personal and cultural change.

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Experiential and intelligent electromaterial architecture inspires & fosters well being.

The Fog House. Private residence to be built 2020. Joensuu, Finland.


The New World Trade Center Designed as Ocean North 2002 for the Max Protecth Gallery in New York. Exhibited at the Architecture Biennale in Venice, Vitra Design Museum & The National Building Museum.


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ADD Aalto University Digital Design Laboratory. Concept & realisation in 2011 in Espoo, Finland. ADD was founded by Kivi Sotamaa in 2010. Its design was realised together with the ADD in-house design and engineering team. Florencia Colombo, Ashish Mohite, Heikki Sjรถman, Johanna Lundberg.

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Atmospheric workspaces support innovation and creativity. 'ADD pioneered the idea of a collaborative research platform dedicated to the digital paradigm at the Aalto University. It offered a place of retreat and experimentation for designers, artists, engineers and scientists alike. A space of possibilities, as often recited in mathematics, ADD was made to serve as a point of exchange between the different disciplines, leaving room for both reasoning and intuition as well as concrete and abstract work.' Introduction to ADD, Aalto University, 2012


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Exciting architecture creates stages for a good life. 'The smart home of the Finnish studio Ateljé Sotamaa in not so much a prefabricated system as a philosophy for living. It blends into the landscape, integrating nature and technology, and defines new neighborly relations'. ABITARE 550 Being Open to Everything Around Us by Knud Walter.

"Other innovative projects included the recently launched architecture enterprise Atelier House, by brother-sister duo Ateljé Sotamaa. The designers have conjured up the ideal answer to creating dream holiday homes made purely out of wood. Starting from sketches and then moving to 3D digital models, they allow clients to engage in every step of the design process, with the aim of creating affordable bespoke homes. The project is currently focusing on houses located on islands near Helsinki, with prototype models made of locally and sustainably sourced spruce and birch. Also being furniture designers, Ateljé Sotamaa can even kit out the houses’ interiors. It’s the full package." WALLPAPER MAGAZINE

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Atelier House - A New Concept for Wooden Housing. Built 2014 near Hvitträsk, Finland.


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Atelier House interior. Built 2014 near Hvitträsk, Finland.

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A House With a Flying Roof. Private house to be built in 2020 in Porvoo, Finland

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Ingenuity in design creates new sensations of being in the world.


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Authenticity, uniqueness and quality are today's luxury, not size or expense.

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Kehla Cottage Private house in Siuntio, Finland Built 2018.


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Physical spaces must deliver experiences you cannot download. 'Ultima is a highly special environment, it can be viewed from a wider perspective as an example of design that consciously marries an experiential nature with responsability, a concept that should be extended beyond a fine dining experience.' ark review 6/2018:

'The Luxury market reflects a general shift in the greater consciousness, from and object-driven society to one that is experience-driven.' Martin Kastner, Crucial Design, USA

Ultima restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. Built 2018. Awarded the Culinary Act of the Year -award. Exhibited at the He Xianging Art museum. Photo by Nico Backstrรถm

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Ultima restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. The restaurant is located in the historical, protected Sundman’s building from the 1830’s in the heart of Helsinki.

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Sensations combined with criticality and responsibility can be used to trigger cultural change. 'Spherical 'cricket lamps' hang above quests as they dine. The insects climb on 3D printed scaffolds and feed via glass inserts that extend outside the circular silhouette. More than an audiovisual spectacle, on-site habitats offer an opportunity for the chefs to test how feeding influences crickets flavor, and act as a starting point for a conversation.' Google SP-AN Book. Ultima: Dreaming the Future


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Cricket Lamps and Hydroponic wall for the Ultima restaurant. Photo by Nico Backstrรถm.


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Close-up -view of the Cricket Lamp for the Ultima restaurant.Realised in 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

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'Utima is an experiment intended to evolve our relationship to what we eat. Chefs and owners Henri AlĂŠn and Tommi Tuominen are exploring the culinary applications of the circular economy, as well as the most innovative food and farming technologies today. At AteljĂŠ Sotamaa, our challenge was to create a milieu that spontaneously engages people in our process, while inspiring critical and creative discussions, challenging convention, and triggering cultural change, one diner at a time.' Google SP-AN Book. Ultima: Dreaming the Future


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Hybrid sculptures for Ultima restaurant in Helsinki, Finland. Hybrids are imaginary mashups of insects, plants and crustaceans.


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Fazer Visitor Centre. Over 20 artworks, flagship store, interactive media, clothing and objects. Realised in 2016 in Vantaa, Finland.

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Strategies are made visible and experiential in the physical environment. 'Our new visitor centre is an experience for all the senses and a first of its kind in Finland. It is a considerable investment in Finnish design and work. We are very proud of the fact that we have been able to include so many top talents and, together, created something unique.' President and CEO of the Fazer Group Christoph Vitzthum.

Fazer is Finland's most valuable brand. The Fazer Visitor Centre was visited by over 200 000 people during its first year.


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Photo by Mika Huisman.


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Stories told through art, design and architecture appeal to our emotions as well as our intellect. 'We had the rare opportunity to design the architecture and curate the exhibition for the Finnish Pavilion at the 2017 World Expo in Astana. We won the gold medal in our category on September 10. We’ve had close to 300 000 visitors, which exceeded the expected number by 100 000 visitors and the pavilion was selected when foreign journalists named the best pavilions EXPO'. Design Forum Finland blog 28.9.2017

Emergency exit Pavilion structures are open at the top, providing ventilation, access for light, and water from sprinklers

Pavilion exteriors painted with various shades of white Tikkurila Luja -paint.

Pavilion interiors are painted with various different Tikkurila paints

Pavilion 'buildings', made of 100mm CLT

Building 01: SMART CITY Building 03: CLEAN WATER

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Building 4: FUTURE EDUCATION

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Floor painted with Tikkurila Design Floor -paint

Sculptural elements on the Atrium Facade

Building 05: SERVICE SPACE 13531.1367

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Service entry with a locked door.

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A sliding door, which can be locked from the inside is used to close


The Finnish Pavilion at the 2017 World Expo. Architecture, curation and exhibition architecture. Realised in Astana, Kazakhstan 2017. Photo by IĂąigo Bujedo-Aguirre


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The Clean Water -building at the Finnish Pavilion at the 2017 World Expo. Photo by IĂąigo Bujedo-Aguirre.

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The Pure Energy -building at the Finnish Pavilion at the 2017 World Expo. Photo by IĂąigo Bujedo-Aguirre.


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Photo by Iñigo Bujedo-Aguirre.


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Design that appeals to all of the senses leaves a lasting memory.

Orca lounge chair, 2005


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Interior design, renovation and making strategy and history visible for IVA - The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Realised 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden.

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The history, mission, vision, and values of an organisation can be made visible in its architecture.


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Historical buildings and institutions are reinvigorated with contemporary design.

IVA - The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Realised 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. IVA is located in a historical, protected building from 1898 in the heart of Stockholm.

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Dipoli - Aalto University main building interior renovation. Realised in Espoo, Otaniemi, Finland 2017. Dipoli is a historical, protected Reima & Raili Pietilä designed building from the 1960’s. Photo by Mikko Raskinen

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Sensation Sirocco public sculpture in Arabianranta, Helsinki, Finland. Realised in 2011. Photo by Ramon Maronier / Urban Practise.

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Finnjävel restaurant interior and 146 bespoke objects. Realised in Helsinki, Finland 2016. In the collections of the Finnish Glass Museum & and the Finnish Museum of Culinary Culture. Exhibited at the Helsinki Design Museum. Photo by Kimmo Syväri.

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Holistic design creates seamless experiences. The holistically designed Finnjävel restaurant proved that bold investment in design can help make a business succesful. Finnjävel became a highly profitable fine dining restaurant and a culinary phenomenon in Finland. It was awarded the Culinary Culture Award by the Elo Foundation. 'In this manner, Finnjävel foregrounded the importance of embodied experience, the fact that architecture must be physically experienced. The merging of food, design, architecture, narrative, and music created a mood and a physical, multisensorial experience. The Finnjävel experience was not about just drinking and eating; it was about an embracing aesthetics - and about the chefs, sommeliers and waiters preparing the service from their hearts. The restaurant as a whole, its immaterial as well as material and human aspects, revolved around the experience of the guests.' SAC Journal 4/2018. Finnjävel - A Theatre of Gastronomy

'The unique and inventive decor of the restaurant has been created by Ateljé Sotamaa’s awarded designers, Kivi and Tuuli Sotamaa. The aim has been to create an entire restaurant experience, for all the senses. A fun detail is that many decor products designed for Finnjävel, such as the tableware, can also be purchased.' Design From Finland: UNIQUE INTERIOR DESIGN CROWNS THE RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE – ATELJÉ SOTAMAA


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Ultima restaurant. Realised in 2018 in Helsinki, Finland. Photo by Nico Backstrรถm.

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Design across scale creates environments, which work on all of the senses.

Opposites ring.

Anima chandelier.

3D-printed napkin rings.


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Ultima restaurant. Photo by Nico Backstrรถm.


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Fox sculptures for Fazer Visitor Centre.

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Design across media creates new sensations and unexpected synergies.

Bunny Boy & Foxy Girl. Part of a signage system for Fazer Visitor Centre.


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The Digital

Cinematic LED lighting created with Digital Sputnik and Ville Hyvรถnen for the World Expo Pavilion.

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Digital technology enables the design of buildings electromaterially. Intelligent and adaptive acoustics, sound, light and digital media, which is contextualised in architecture, support a more natural atmosphere and a healthy rhythm of living.

Embedded programmed LED lighting at the Atelier House.


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Rhizor Electromaterial Architecture by UCLA Research Studio Sotamaa


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Digital design of physical environments creates an opportunity for the creation of a digital layer on top of the physical architecture, which can be viewed in augmented or virtual reality using mobile phones, augmented reality goggles or simply screens or mapped projections.

Interactive table at IVA.

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The Digital

The parametric model for the Heat sauna contains every component of the building. The model can be easily customised and updated, and the costs are accurately estimated in advance.

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Computational design enables the creation of unique architecture economically. “Technology will allow architects to offer bespoke solutions much more easily. More people will be able to participate in the design in a meaningful way.” Tuuli Sotamaa & Kivi Sotamaa, speaking to Architect’s Newspaper in 2016

Luxury is about having things that are unique, that are not ubiquitous.' Tyler Brulé, founder of Wallpaper and Monocle.

Heat. Wooden sauna for a private client 2016.


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Digital fabrication of cross laminated timber elements (CLT) enables the realisation of architecturally exciting, healthy wood buildings.

The Meteorite Private residence under construction Joensuu, Finland


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Elevation of the Meteorite Private residence under construction Joensuu, Finland

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Section through the Meteorite Private residence under construction Joensuu, Finland


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Precut timber elements make possible fast and efficient and economic assembly of complex architectural forms.

Assembly diagram for the Meteorite Private residence under construction Joensuu, Finland


The Digital

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Atelier House - A New Concept for Wooden Housing. Built 2014 near Hvitträsk, Finland. Photo by Mikael Lundén.

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Parametric modeling helps customise design to people's needs.

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Embedded intelligence in digital tools creates better functioning architecture.

The simulation of wind and sun for a house ensures that the quality of the experience of the realised design is what was intended.


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The combination of digital and analogue design techniques gives a high degree of control over form. The hybrid approach enables sophisticated and detailed design. “Kivi Sotamaa and Johan Bettum (Kivi´s partner in Ocean North) - these two designers combine a deep appreciation for architectural design in terms of materials and construction with a keen awareness of contemporary fashion and design culture. They are without question the most couture of their generation and produce the most stunning and beautiful forms designed on a computer�. Greg Lynn, Constellations in Practice, PRAXIS 6, 2004


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Birdnest Lamp Starfish Light Sculpture Ptarmigan Lamp

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Sira Chair

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Hanaholmen Swedish Finnish Cultural Centre. Hotel Renovation and bespoke furniture. Realised in 2014 in Helsinki, Finland. Hanaholmen is located in a 1970’s historical, protected building. Photo by Matti Immonen.

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Digital manufacturing enables the creation of ecologies of bespoke objects with an economy of means. Technology will be sufficiently sophisticated so that it disappears, leaving nothing but its facilitating aspects to make life more fluid and streamlined. Alain Ducasse, Chef.


Ptarmigan Light for Hanaholmen Swedish Finnish Cultural Centre. Espoo, Finland 2014.


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The Client


The Client

Clients that have big dreams and unique content form the basis of succesful design work. ‘The most succesful brands create the biggest dreams.’ Victor Luis, president and CEO of Baccarat.

Chef Henri Alén cooking at his Finnjävel restaurant 2016.

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We work to create poetry from material at all scales.

Musphere for Ultima restaurant 2018. Exhibited at the He Xiangning Art Museum.


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Testimonials “It was a great pleasure to work with Ateljé Sotamaa during Astana Expo 2017. Atelje Sotamaa created the Finnish pavilion architecture and exhibition concept under the theme Future Energy/Pure Energy. Both Tuuli and Kivi have an excellent ability to work with an abundance of ideas, translating a range of possibilities into one concrete reality, with a true sense of creativity and innovative touch. Their vision is solid and still full of finesse. Our project was realized in a very tight timeframe. Ateljé Sotamaa were able to adjust to the demanding project in a very flexible manner. They committed to the project with their whole heart - and when needed, also worked closely together with the project team on the ground.” Annikka Alanko, Pavilion Director Finland at Astana Expo 2017

--'“It is easy and inspiring to work with Tuuli and Kivi Sotamaa. They are passionate and the way they work creates an inspiring atmosphere which also sparks the client. It is easy to work with the Sotamaas as they also stay within the budget, which often brings creative results to the project in hand” Samuil Angelov, Sommelier, Restauranteur Finnjävel, Muru, Pastis


Services

Holistic Design Four Cases

Fazer Visitor Centre Background research, conceptual & strategic design, project coordination & design management. Artworks, retail design, product design, clothing design, lighting design, audio-visual design, digital & interactive design, graphic design.

Finnjävel restaurant Background research, conceptual design, project coordination & design management. Artworks, interior architecture, furniture design, lighting design, product design, audiovisual design, graphic design.

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World Expo 2017 Background research, conceptual design, project coordination. Architecture, exhibition architecture & curation, audio-visual design, lighting design, graphic design, interactive design, digital design.

Atelier House Background research, conceptual design, project coordination. Architecture, urban design, interior architecture, furniture & light design, audio-visual design, interactive design, digital design.


Services

Service Design - Fazer

Interior Architecture - Aalto University HQ

Furniture & Light Design - Ultim

Architecture - Meteorite Guest House

Exhibition Architecture - ARS01 for Kiasma

Light Design - Starfish

Art - Sirocco Public Sculpture

Exhibition Curation - DCL, MoCA Shanghai

Product Design - Finnjävel Res

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References Across Scale & Media

Graphic Design - Ainoa Winery

Urban Design - City of Narva, Estonia

Interactive Design - Peek a Ball for Fazer

Digital Design - Simulations for Sondby House

Audio Visual Design - Sound & Light for Ultima

Event Design - Grand Champagne


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Mignon Bunny for Fazer. A Sculpture made with 10 000 real eggshells.


Services

“I had a privilege to work with Ateljé Sotamaa during the creation the of Fazer Experience Visitor Centre. The process was long and could not have been as successful as it was without Tuuli and Kivi Sotamaa’s excellent project management skills and way of working together with us. I especially valued their ability to express their views and interprete them in concrete plans and steps. They also have very constructive approach to problem solving. Their creativity brought our stories alive and has delighted over 300 000 visitors after the centre was opened 1.10.2016.” Liisa Eerola, Director, Confectionery Communications & Group Partnerships, Fazer.

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Case Fazer Visitor Centre Design Process in Detail Research & analysis •

Interviews of 80 Fazer employees, leaders & family members.

Visiting Fazer factories in Finland, Sweden and Russia.

Collecting the research into concise form in order to create the basis for the development of a visitor centre concept.

Conceptual & strategic design •

A concept for a world class visitor centre for Fazer.

Fazer's history, activity, future plans, strategy and values made visible and experiential through architecture, design, art and service.

Execution across scale and media •

Overall user experience design and design management

Presentation of all of the designs in physical and digital models to the client for decision making.

Close collaboration with the building designers K2S and other consultants such as landscape architects and engineers.

Design of over 20 artworks, which communicate Fazer's vision and values to all of the senses.

Design of the Fazer flagship store interior and furniture.

Exhibition's content curation from Fazer archives.

Design of bespoke lighting and furniture.

Design of clothing and select objects & products.

Design of signage for the visitor center.

Design of interactive media for installations and games.

The design of the visitor centre building's programmable sound and light systems.

Consultancy for acoustic design solutions.

Consultancy of event content for the visitor centre.


Collaborators


Collaborators


Collaborators


In order to execute work across scale and media we work with state of the art collaborators. Audio visual design, Ville Hyvönen, Helicam Aero Lighting design, Håkan Långstedt, SAAS Instruments Strategy & editorial content, Jaakko Tapaninen, Great Point Building engineering, Ahti Rantonen, Vahanen Group Glass construction, Timo Saukko, Finnglass Glass technology, Jorma Vitkala, GDB Wood construction, Wilhelm Polster, Stora Enso Urban design, Antti Ahlava, HZ Historical preservation, Panu Lehtovuori, Livady Sound & music, Tuomas Kantelinen Acoustics, Juha Ström, Akukon Cinematic lighting, Kaspar Kaas, Digital Sputnik Interactive design, Tuomo Tammenpää Interactive design, Daniel Blackburn, Startle Oy Sensors and programming, Taavi Warm, Warm Stuudio Graphic art, Pan Jiafeng, SH Type Artwork fabrication, Viktor Krogius Metalworks, Jukka Merta, Selki-Asema Glassworks, Kaappo Lähdesmäki, Lasismi Carpentry, Tommi Alatalo, Fiskarsin puusepät CNC milling, Marcus Lill, Scan Mould Furniture manufacturing, Stefan Mahlberg


Life@AteljĂŠ


Life @ AteljĂŠ


Clients, Exhibitions, Publications, Contact

Selected Clients

Selected Exhibitions

IVA The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering, Fazer, Hanaholmen Swedish Finnish Cultural Center, Academic Bookstore, Stockmann, Marimekko, Finnjävel, Fondazione Trussardi, Muru Dining, Cafe Aalto, Grand Champagne Helsinki, Finnish Sommelier Association, Business Finland, Aalto University, ADD Aalto Digital Design Laboratory, The Design Museum Helsinki, The Barbican Center, 21 st Century Museum for Contemporary Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, Art and Design City Arabianranta, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York, The Venice Architecture Biennale, The Venice Art Biennale, Vitra Design Museum, Chicago Art Institute, Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, He Xiangning Art Museum, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Center for Architecture, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, San Jose Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan Biennale, Steirischer Herbst, National Building Museum Washington DC, Wexner Centre for Arts, Architecturverein Tirol, Forum Kultur und Wissenschaft Germany, American Museum of Natural History, Architectural Association, Henie Onstad Art Center, Artist Space Gallery, XIII Bienal de Santiago de Chile.

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Selected Publications

Ateljé Sotamaa

The New York Times, The London Times, Phaidon 10X10 Architects1, Phaidon 10X10 Architects 2, International Design Yearbook, The Interview Magazine, Ottagono, Domus, Interni, CA Press, PRAXIS 6, PEN Japan, AD Architectural Design, New Scandinavian Design, 40/40 Finnish Architects, Forum, L’ARCA, Hybrid Space, Blueprint, AA Files, ark review, Muoto, Finnish Design Yearbook, LOG 13, All Design Magazine, Pro Interior, Nexus Architecture and Mathematics, Innovation, Developing Digital Architecture, The Fashion of Architecture, Tank, Kenchiku Bunka, Archis.

Väinämöisenkatu 19 A 3 00100 Helsinki Finland www.ateljesotamaa.net


Introduction

“His great strength is his eye...He has an amazingly sharp eye.” Herbert Muchamp, The New York Times.

“Kivi is a classic member of the Finnish architectural tradition. He has a tremendeous instinct for buildings.” Jeffrey Kipnis, The Ohio State University.

NOITCUDORTNI 10LOV “In addition to their unusually strong international presence, Kivi & Tuuli Sotamaa's projects have had a significant impact on the Finnish cultural landscape.' Uusimaa Art & Culture Award.

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Profile for Ateljé Sotamaa

Ateljé Sotamaa Introduction