Architecturestudio NOAN

Tampere | Helsinki

NOAN is a Finnish Architecture office focusing on urban design and public buildings. Our strength is an open-minded approach to architecture and the built environment.

Our design ideology is a constant process, influenced by each specific context we take on.

We develop our skills through participating in international design competitions and by interacting with interesting people around us.

Work with us?

We are always looking for talented architects and students to join our team in Tampere or in Helsinki!
We require fluent Revit skills
Please send your portfolio/CV


Janne Ekman, Co-founder
Teemu Paasiaho, Co-founder
Ville Reima, Co-founder, BIM Manager
Lassi Viitanen, Co-founder, CEO
Lassi Luotonen, Architecture student
Caspar Åkerblom, Architecture student

Contact information

+358 (0)10 4060 370


Tampere office
Näsilinnankatu 25 b 505
33200 Tampere

Helsinki office
Helenankatu 4b
00170 Helsinki

NOAN Architects Ltd


Awarded competitions

3rd prize
Hakaniemi, Helsinki - international competition
1st prize
The Hiedanranta district of Tampere, Masterplan - international competition
(as a member of the Buenaventura team)
Shared 2nd prize
Vartiosaari, Masterplan & Future housing - open competition
(as a member of the Buenaventura team)
2nd prize
Vantaankoski development - idea competition
(as a member of the Buenaventura team)
Purchased (4th prize)
Extension of the Alvar Aalto museum - international competition
(as a member of the Buenaventura team)
Honourable mention
The Mölymäki district of Kuopio, Masterplan - open competition
(as a member of the Buenaventura team)
1st prize
Tampere central square development - Public building competition
2nd Prize
Fresh Ideas Competition
Honourable mention
Pirkkala development - idea competition
2nd Prize
Jyväskylä housing fair - idea competition


Student campus development, concept 2018-
Tampere, Aleksanteri church, renewal design 2018-
Härmälänranta Verstas, renewal design 2018-
Tampere, Kaleva, infill housing 2018-
Tampere, Epilä housing area plan 2018-
Kangasala, Pikonkangas housing area plan 2018
Eco-resort Hotel, general plan 2018-
Wooden forest atelier, concept 2018
Tampere, Tullikamari square and tower, design and build competition 2018
Kangasala, Lentola housing area plan 2018
Tampere tramline 2nd phase general plan 2017
Hiedanranta district of Tampere, Masterplan 2017-
Hiedanranta factory concept, Building design 2017-
Tammela district of Tampere, Infill housing 2017-
CLT-school concept, Building design 2017-
Rauma, public outdoor swimming pool, Building design
(in collaboration with Henri Käpynen)
Sitko bar&pizza extension, Interior design 2017-
Lempäälä center development, Masterplan study 2016-2017
Chapel of Tervajärvi, Lempäälä, Building design 2016-


Kämmenniemi, Parish center, invited competition 2018
Guest lecture, Tampere University of Technology 2017
Polar partners, school concept, NOAN as a partner for built environment 2017-
Tiileri Oy, product development 2017-
TUT, Department of Architecture, part-time teacher (Lassi Viitanen) 2016-
Koskisen Oy, product development 2016-
Tampere Parish, invited competition for development of Tampere churches 2017
Art exhibition in collaboration with Helsingin kivipaino & Galleria Linnankatu 13 2016
TUT, Department of Architecture, Special project for SLUSH Tampere booth 2016
City of Tampere, Tarmo+ infill project, member as a spesialist of infill architecture 2015-2016

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