Finlandia Prize for Architecture highlights good examples of contemporary architecture. The winner of the prize 2019 is Serpentine House refurbishment in Helsinki. The winner was chosen by the award winning writer and artist Hannu Väisänen. The winner was announced on the World Architecture Day, October 7, 2019.
The shortlist for the 2019 prize included Vaaralanpuisto Daycare Centre, University of Jyväskylä Main Building restoration, Kruunuvuorenranta Waste Transfer Terminal, Helsinki Central Library Oodi and Serpentine House refurbishment.
The members of the pre-selection jury in 2019 were architect, Dr Anne Stenros, architect Juulia Mikkola and architect, Professor Mikko Heikkinen. Secretary General of the Association of Finnish Architects SAFA, Paula Huotelin was the secretary of the jury. The pre-selection jury selected the five candidates from amongst buildings that have been completed within the past three years.
The prize may be awarded to either a Finnish or foreign architectural practice for a project designed for a location in Finland, or to a Finnish practice for a project completed abroad. The prize is awarded by the Association of Finnish Architects SAFA.