Tikkurila Church Gets the Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building 2021 Award

The winners of the Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building 2021 award were announced at the annual Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building seminar in the Finlandia Hall today. The award is granted to the Tikkurila Church by OOPEAA and the development and transformation of the historical Kurjenlinna in Turku.

The purpose of the Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building award is to promote sustainable and high-quality stone construction. The award is granted for a building of high-quality concrete and brick, considering the success of the architectural design, structural solutions, and implementation, as well as the feedback received from users. It is given to individuals and communities who have contributed to the good execution of high-quality concrete and brick buildings. The award winner is selected by the Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building consortium.

  • For more information about the seminar and a link to a recording of the event, see here.
  • For more information about the Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building 2021 award in Finnish, see here.
  • For a video presentation of the Tikkurila Church, see here.

Tikkurila Church

The Tikkurila Church was designed with the goal of creating a building that lasts for 200 years. In addition to the material choices, brick, concrete poured in situ, wood, and glass, for creating a building that endure time well, also social sustainability was key. The church is designed to serve the growing multicultural community of Tikkurila with its flexibly adjustable spatial program that accommodates a diverse range of services. Located in the main square of downtown Tikkurila opposite to the town hall it forms an identifying landmark for the town with its sculptural shape. The multicolored brick facades take on a strong presence that enters in dialogue with the surrounding buildings predominantly made with brick. The building is designed with places for solar panels and green roofs.

The Tikkurila Church was commissioned by the Vantaa Parishes and realized as an alliance project together with the Vantaa Parishes, OOPEAA and Lujatalo.

  • For more information on the Tikkurila Church, see here.

Background of the Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building Award

The Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building Award has been given out since 2004. Previous award-winning projects include As Oy Toppilan Punainen Mylly, Turun Telakkaranta, Espoon Asunnot Oy / Magneettikatu 14, As Oy Helsingin Arabiankatu 4, As Oy Helsingin Kuunari, As Oy Helsingin Tervapääskynen, As Oy Ratinanranta Tampere, Kuopion Keilankannan paikallarakennetut asuintalot, As Oy Oulun Etumasto, Katajanokan Mastokadun kortteli, As Oy Tampereen Charlotta, Siilinjärven Vuorelan kivirakenteinen asuinalue, Tampereen Onkiniemi and Vantaan Kartanonkoski.

The Kestävä kivitalo / Durable Stone Building award is presented by the Sustainable Stone Building Consortium, which represents the tradition of durable on-site construction. Guidelines for operations were created in 1994 on the initiative of Rudus Oy (then Lohja Rudus). The companies in the Kivitalo Group are Rudus Oy, Wienerberger Oy Ab, Betoniteollisuus ry, Celsa Steel Service Oy, Peri Suomi Ltd Oy and Finnsementti Oy.