The winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2021 is the Kirkkonummi Main Library Fyyri by JKMM Architects.
The two other nominees shortlisted for the 2021 Prize were the City of Helsinki’s Urban Environment Division headquarters in Verkkosaari by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects and Ylivieska Church by K2S Architects.
The recipient of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture is chosen each year by an influential public figure who is a recognised expert in an area other than architecture. In 2021, the winner was chosen by philosopher Esa Saarinen. The winner of the eighth Finlandia Prize for Architecture, presented by the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), was announced on 4 October 2021.
The pre-selection jury comprised Professor Saija Hollmén, Professor Tuomo Siitonen, Professor Panu Lehtovuori and architect Mona Schalin. The secretariat was provided by Paula Huotelin, Secretary General of SAFA.