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The Winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2015 will be announced on 23 September


The Finlandia Prize for Architecture will be awarded for the second time this year. The five finalists shortlisted by the pre-selection jury are: the Kangasala House cultural centre; the residential high-rise buildings at Merenkulkijanranta; the Opinmäki School; the new OKOBANK office block; and the timber-framed Puukuokka high-rise residential building. The winner will be chosen by Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer of international renown, and will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held in Helsinki on 23 September.Additional informationThe finalists:[caption id="attachment_2470" align="alignnone" width="416"]Kangasala Arts Centre in Kangasala, Finland designed by Heikkinen-Komonen Architects. Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo. Kangasala Arts Centre in Kangasala, Finland. Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo.[/caption][caption id="attachment_2471" align="alignnone" width="618"]Merankulkijanranta. Photo by Antti Luutonen Merankulkijanranta. Photo by Antti Luutonen[/caption][caption id="attachment_2472" align="alignnone" width="618"]OP house. Photo by Marc Goodwin. OP house. Photo by Marc Goodwin.[/caption][caption id="attachment_2473" align="alignnone" width="618"]Opinmäki School Complex. Photo by Antti Canth ja Esa Ruskeepää Architects. Opinmäki School Complex. Photo by Antti Canth ja Esa Ruskeepää Architects.[/caption][caption id="attachment_2474" align="alignnone" width="416"]Puukuokka. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty. Puukuokka. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty.[/caption]