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2014 Iconic Awards Best of Best: Ulappatori housing


Ulappatori has been awarded Best of Best in the Façade Product category and Winner in the Domestic Architecture category at 2014 Iconic Awards. The German Design Council’s cross-disciplinary architectural competition took place for the second time this year.
The residential area in Espoo Finland comprises five buildings designed by Arkkitehtitoimisto Petri Rouhiainen Oy. “The buildings are handsome and impressive. When you look at the detailing up close, you notice how much care and attention has been paid to the urban landscape”, says the architect Petri Rouhiainen.

Graphic concrete was used in the entire façade to create a durable and beautiful built environment for this urban redevelopment project. The organic patterns soften the massive scale of the buildings. This architectural solution for the residential area has created a popular landmark that generates wellbeing for the community.
The inspiration for the patterns came from the site’s proximity to the sea. “The patterns on the façade of the building will be looked at for decades or even centuries. With graphic concrete, the designer can participate in creating a rich and diverse built environment,” says Aimo Katajamäki, who designed the patterns.

The award ceremony for the 2014 Iconic Awards will take place on October 6 during the Expo Real trade fair at the BMW-Welt in Munich. The Best of Best awards for individual competition categories, as well as special prizes and the honorary prize will be presented as part of the award ceremony. 

For further information on the Iconic Awards visit  German Design Council.