Studio Puisto and Architects Declare

Ever since our very inception as an architecture company, we remain steadfast in our commitment to sustainable design. Integrating sustainability is at the forefront of our design process and we continuously seek new ways of doing so throughout all our projects. Architects Declare Climate and Biodiversity Emergency is a global pledge that affirms this responsibility.

We’re privileged to be one of the founding signatories of the Finnish chapter of Architects Declare. We urge all our partners worldwide in the industry to join us, sign the declaration and start working on a more sustainable tomorrow.

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.

For everyone working in the construction industry, meeting the needs of our society without breaching the earth’s ecological boundaries will demand a paradigm shift in our behavior. Together with our clients, we will need to commission and design buildings, cities and infrastructures as indivisible components of a larger, constantly regenerating and self-sustaining system.

The research and technology exist for us to begin that transformation now, but what has been lacking is collective will. Recognizing this, we are committing to strengthen our working practices to create architecture and urbanism that has a more positive impact on the world around us.