Pekka Salminen

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Pekka Salminen
Timo-Penttila-1964.jpg
Planning Helsinki City Theatre in 1964: from the left, Jukka Siivola, Pekka Salminen and Timo Penttilä
Born Peka Salminen
(1937-08-11)11 August 1937
Tampere, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Occupation Architect
Awards Order of the Croatian Star, Medal for Merits in Culture
Professor, honorary title granted by the President of Finland
Practice PES Architects
Buildings Wuxi Grand Theatre, Wuxi, China
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport, Finland
Concert Hall St. Mary's Church, Neubrandenburg, Germany
The Lahti City Theatre (1983)[1]

Pekka Salminen (born 11 August 1937 in Tampere) is a Finnish Professor of Architecture and founder and a senior partner of PES-Architects, formed in 1968, in Helsinki, Finland. He is also the founder of Unije Workshop International UWI, and the Centre for Architecture and Urban Planning, formed in Unije, Croatia, in 1987.

He received an B.Sc. in Architecture from Tampere Institute of Technology in 1960, and an M.Sc. in Architecture from Helsinki University of Technology, 1966. At that time he was employed by notable Finnish architect Timo Penttilä and worked on the design of Penttilä's most notable work Helsinki City Theatre, completed in 1967. On Penttilä's death in 2011, Salminen wrote the chief obituary in the Finnish architectural press. Salminen is a member of the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA and the Association of Croatian Architects.

Memberships and Honors[edit]

  • Professor, honorary title granted by the President of Finland, 1998
  • President of Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), 1986–1987
  • President of Association of Finnish Architects' Offices (ATL), 1998–1999
  • Member of Finnish Academy of Sciences, 2002–
  • Finnish State Prize for the Arts, 2002
  • The Order of the Croatian Star, Medal for Merits in Culture, 2003
  • Member of Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA), 1966–
  • Member of Croatian Association of Architects (UHA), 1996–
  • Member of Berlin Chamber of Architects, Germany, 1997–
  • Honorary member of OISTAT Finland (International Organization of Scenographers and Theatre Architects), 2009–
  • Founder and Senior Partner of PES-Architects (1968–), Helsinki, Finland.
  • PES-Architects Consulting (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, China, established in 2011
  • Founder of Unije Workshop International UWI, Centre for Architecture and Urban Planning, Unije, Croatia, 1987–
  • In China, over 50 architecture competitions, 10 first prizes, 2003–2012 [2]

Major awards[edit]

  • Finnish Concrete Prize 1977, 1982, 1994, 2001; honorary mention 1990
  • Finnish Steel Prize 1999, honorary mention 2001
  • State Prize Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2002, Germany
  • European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe Award, 2003 nominee, 2003
  • German Architecture Prize, 2003
  • German Concrete Architecture Prize, 2003
  • City of Wuxi Architecture Award 2012, China

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