AVIAPOLIS X: SUSTAINABLE PAVILION IN A GLOBAL HUB
Aviapolis X is an event centre and showroom located in the heart of Aviapolis, the emerging business and entertainment hub of the city of Vantaa next to the buzzing Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The urban plan of the area aims at carbon neutrality, and the municipality reinforces innovative use cases of renewable energy. The pavilion acts as a venue for meetings, events, and culture alike. It is planned to serve the area for five to ten years, after which it will be moved to an alternative location.
The building is planned around the principles of circular economy and ecology. For its simple element structure of massive wood, the building can be disassembled and rebuilt. The burn-treated black box in the core of the building, contains all the supporting facilities and technical spaces. Multifuctional event space opens up to the surrounding cityscape inviting people to visit and participate to the changing events. The aluminium facade is an integrated artwork by the sculptor Villu Jaanisoon.
Design years: 2019-2022
Collaborators: Artist Villu Jaanisoo, Landscape architect office WE3 Ltd.