A•lava

The summer theatre was built for the Annantalo Youth Arts Centre in Helsinki to serve as an open air performance and exhibition space.


Project data

Project completed in May 2017 (The summer theatre was constructed for the Annantalo Youth Arts Centre in Helsinki to serve as an open air performance and exhibition space.)

Instructors: Pekka Heikkinen, Philip Tidwell and Willem van Bolderen

Architectural Design and Construction: Mathias Björkman, Alba Esther Aguilar Bustamante, Caio Cintra, Rodrigo Giorgi, Riccardo Guerri, Emilia Almqvist Jansson, Noora Kassinen, Loreto Mancilla, Elsa Mendoza, Guido Mitidieri, Teodor Nilson, Tatsuro Sakata, Andrea Settimi, Heidi Silvennoinen, Hannah Smith, Kire Stavrov, Jianlin Sun, Kenji Takahashi, Paul Texereau and Sonja Äärilä

Structural Engineering: Antti Haikala (Insinööritoimisto Pentinmikko Oy)

Used materials

  • Walls – dimensional spruce (untreated)
  • Roof Beams – glue laminated spruce
  • Roof Surface – kerto-kate coated plywood
  • Waterproof Roof – PVC coated textile
  • Decking – heat-treated pine

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