Architects NRT

About Agency

NRT are bold innovators who create a unique architectural form for every project in their varied portfolio. The team’s shared values and aesthetic approach reflect their long history of collaboration.

When renovating and repurposing, NRT takes a respectful approach to the building’s design philosophy and layers of history, highlighting the distinctive features of the original architecture. They develop a tailored approach for each project, carefully analysing how to remain faithful to the original concept and collaborating with authorities and scholars to find the optimal solution. NRT pools the resources of experienced veterans and daring new designers.

Architects NRT
Founded in 2006; predecessor Nurmela–Raimoranta–Tasa Architects in 1979, based in Helsinki
Partners: Kari Raimoranta, Jyrki Tasa, Teemu Tuomi

Paja, Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences Extension
Architects NRT
The extremely reductive formal language, materiality and detailing deviates from current Finnish modernism, being reminiscent of certain recent Japanese projects. However, the r Juhani Pallasmaaeducti ...
Renovation of the Aalto University Undergraduate Centre
Architects NRT
The former main building of the Helsinki University of Technology took on a new role when three universities were merged as Aalto University. Renovating such a prestigious landmark was a challenge. Th ...
Gross Area: 40975m2
House of Culture Renovation
Architects NRT
Alvar Aalto’s sculptural landmark from 1958 still serves its original function. The concert hall and intermediate section continue to provide a versatile venue for cultural events, conferences and l ...
Gross Area: 10600m2
Completion: 2013