We want that our architecture is a powerful experience just like jumping to ice cold water.

Avanto Architects is a Helsinki based architecture agency founded in 2004.

Avanto means “hole in the ice” and refers to the popular Finnish hobby of winter bathing. We want that our architecture is a powerful experience just like jumping to ice cold water.

With our high quality architecture design, we have helped our clients create success stories and reach their goals in branding, visibility and even economically. Architecture by Avanto makes a difference. With partners from different disciplines worldwide, we create new type of places where design, sustainability and personal experience are the key elements.

Awarded with over twenty international prizes and with significant global press coverage, Avanto is one of the most prominent Finnish architecture offices.


Currently Avanto is working on a development project where we create a new innovative service for our clients combining data on sustainability into a BIM-model. The aim of the project is to generate more turnover by widening our spectrum of skillsets and to create special know-how that helps us to offer our services also in the international market. We have received funding for the project from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF, Euroopan aluekehitysrahasto EAKR in Finnish).