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Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016

The winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016 selected by former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen is the spectator stand and multipurpose building ‘Railo’ in the Sports Arena in Rovaniemi, northern Finland. Completed in 2015, the structure located near the city centre was designed by Arkkitehtityöhuone APRT Oy. The prize was received by the chief architect Aaro Artto on 13th October in Helsinki.

The purpose of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture – awarded by the The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) –  is to promote the appreciation of high-quality architecture and to highlight the importance of architecture in producing cultural value and increasing well-being.