2021

Imatra Electricity Substation
by Virkkunen & Co. Architects

Imatra Electricity Substation by Virkkunen & Co. Architects
Imatra Electricity Substation by Virkkunen & Co. Architects has been shortlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2021

Virkkunen & Co. creates an electricity substation building and five transmission towers and terminals, set in the national landscape of Imatrankoski rapids in Eastern Finland.


Close to a historical hydropower plant, the new structures reference the built context while seeking balance with the surrounding landscape.

The substation building has a concrete frame and double-skin facades of hand-made long bricks laid in a zigzag form. The transmission structures are built of triangular steel profiles in repetitive, architectural configurations. The distinct parts share a design language which gives them a unified identity.


This project has been shortlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Architect: Virkkunen & Co. Architects
Project: Imatra Electricity Substation

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