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, Architect SAFA
Teemu Paasiaho, Co-founder, Architect SAFA
Ville Reima, Co-founder, BIM Manager, Architect SAFA
Lassi Viitanen, Co-founder, CEO, Architect SAFA
Caspar Åkerblom, Architecture student
Anna Papinsaari, Architect
Samuli Saarinen, Architecture student
Essi Nisonen, Architecture student
Jaakko Heikkilä, Architecture student

Contact information

+358 (0)10 4060 370


Tampere office
Satakunnankatu 14
33100 Tampere

Helsinki office
Helenankatu 4b
00170 Helsinki

NOAN Architects Ltd


Awarded competitions

1st prize
Viinikanlahti masterplan two-staged international competition
2nd phase purchase
Sammontalo hybrid school, Lappeenranta - two-staged international competition
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


Lieto church, renovation & extension2019-
Kaukajärvi parish center2019-
Student campus development, concept2018-
Tampere, Aleksanteri church, renewal design2018-
Härmälänranta Verstas, renewal design2018-
Tampere, Kaleva, infill housing2018-
Tampere, Epilä housing area plan2018-
Kangasala, Pikonkangas housing area plan2018
Eco-resort Hotel, general plan2018-
Wooden forest atelier, concept2018
Tampere, Tullikamari square and tower, design and build competition2018
Kangasala, Lentola housing area plan2018
Tampere tramline 2nd phase general plan2017
Hiedanranta district of Tampere, Masterplan2017-
Hiedanranta factory concept, Building design2017-
Tammela district of Tampere, Infill housing2017-
CLT-school concept, Building design2017-
Rauma, public outdoor swimming pool, Building design
(in collaboration with Henri Käpynen)
Sitko bar&pizza extension, Interior design2017-
Lempäälä center development, Masterplan study2016-2017
Chapel of Tervajärvi, Lempäälä, Building design2016-


Architects' Guild of Tampere 50th anniversary pavilion competition, member of the jury (Janne Ekman)2019
Kämmenniemi, Parish center, invited competition2018
Guest lecture, Tampere University of Technology2017
Polar partners, school concept, NOAN as a partner for built environment2017-
Tiileri Oy, product development2017-
TUT, Department of Architecture, part-time teacher (Lassi Viitanen)2016-
Koskisen Oy, product development2016-
Tampere Parish, invited competition for development of Tampere churches2017
Art exhibition in collaboration with Helsingin kivipaino & Galleria Linnankatu 132016
TUT, Department of Architecture, Special project for SLUSH Tampere booth2016
City of Tampere, Tarmo+ infill project, member as a spesialist of infill architecture2015-2016

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