Aleksi Rastas
Managing Partner (MUUAN), New Sales & Businees (Uusi Kaupunki)
at MUUAN, Uusi Kaupunki

MUUAN, Uusi Kaupunki
Private company

Finland
Helsinki

Expert in:

Policy Society Technology Design Environment Processes Construction Mobility

More about this expert:

Who? I am a founder and the managing partner of future-oriented design agency MUUAN in Helsinki Finland. MUUAN is driven by the passion for designing and enormous interest on our mutual environment and the life in it - now and in the future. We focus on architecture, brand building, conceptual ideas, and research. Our design is a combination of traditional Scandinavian rationalism and latest design and manufacturing methods, humanity and technology, everyday architecture and festive experiences. We are one of the top offices in Finland when it comes to participatory design. Passion To design socially, ecologically and economically sustainable life from small-scale to large-scale projects - from intimate saunas to visionary Master Plans. How did I become me? I have worked in various private architecture offices and participated in large-scale urban projects and ambitious building design tasks from shopping centers to metro stations. My own interest has always been on urban design, commercial projects and leisure with a twist in a unique story. In the year 2014, I started my own business with experts from the different design fields; housing design, urban design, design processes and timber architecture - MUUAN. I am also a member of the board in Uusi Kaupunki, “New urban collective” is a collective of user-centered design offices, specializing in participatory urbanism. Our core service is to work with municipalities, communities, and companies, using architecture and planning as a tool for problem-solving in urban contexts. In order to improve our urban environments, we are dependent on multidisciplinary collaboration as well as extensive dialogue. We include the voice of the citizens in our work through an award-winning workshop method, the Design Sprint, and aim for the involvement of all parties in the early stage of planning. The problems I solve Most of my time is spent with creating strong and unique brands for built-environment cases and turning these concepts into visions to help investors’ decisions, and from there into concrete cases. Customers I work with include both private and public sector organizations such as cities, municipalities, private equity/asset management companies, and private investors/entrepreneurs.