Kirsti Sivén and Asko Takala Architects was founded in 1983, and specialises in durable and sustainable architecture. The partners in the company are architects Kirsti Sivén and Asko Takala.
The principle of Kirsti Sivén & Asko Takala Arkkitehdit Ltd is to make architecture that stands the test of time and is easy to adjust along changing needs. Our architecture rises from users and environment. We look for solutions in which user needs meet high quality architecture. Environmental friendliness and usability of buildings are important values for us.
Sustainability and ecological aspects belong to our tools in making timeless architecture responsive to various needs and functions, and with a lifetime requiring minimal structural alterations. Innovative designs and solutions are realized in competition entries, sharpened and perfected in practice.
is best known as an expert in different types of demanding living environments. The office has been involved in the development of nursing homes through design competitions and assignments since the 1980s. The office has also designed a wide range of growth and learning environments, from early childhood education facilities to colleges. Demanding renovation is an ever-growing part of our workforce. A significant amount of our work is based on the success of the design competition.