The nominees shortlisted for the 2021 Finlandia Prize for Architecture are the City of Helsinki’s Urban Environment Division headquarters in Verkkosaari by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, Kirkkonummi Main Library Fyyri by JKMM 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 will be chosen by philosopher Esa Saarinen. It is the eighth time the award will be presented by the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA). The winner will be announced on 4 October 2021.
The 2021 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 the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA).