Markku Toivakka


Markku graduated from The Technical University in Lakhti in 1982 as an “Architect-builder”.

Markku likes classic music, especially opera and concerts for piano and orchestra. One of his favourite composers is Rakhmaninov. When he designes and makes drawings classic music is always playing.

He also likes Russian culture, cars, motorcycles and travelling.

Work experience

Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Seppo Kokko Oy      1982 – 1986
Building design

Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Kokko&Toivakka      1986 -1990
Shareholder, building design

Arkkitehtuuritoimisto M.A.T. Ky       c 1990
Owner, building design, general designer

Design of houses, cottages and commercial buildings of different levels of difficulty including an exceptionally demanding level of difficulty

Projects:

Hymat Oy, an Administrative Building, Espoo 5000 m3 - 1987
Kiint.Oy, Vantaa, 35000 m3 - 1987
A Kindergarten, Vantaa, for 70 children - 1985
A Parish House, Vantaa, approximately 700 m2 - 1992
Kiint.Oy, Espoo. Mänkimiehentie 21 - 2007
A nursing home, Vantaa, 3100 m2 - 2007
Kiint.Oy Fintower, Vantaa, 14500 m3 - 2009
Kiint.Oy, Koskelonteollisuus, Espoo, 45000 m3 - 2010

Projects of the architect Markku Toivakka

Designing, different changes, restoration, repairing multi-story buildings and individual houses – Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, more than 20 objects for 20 years of work 1988-2018 including:

Lippajärvi, Espoo, a Stone House - 2000
A Timber House in Vantaa - 2001
Kartanonkoski, Vantaa, a stone house - 2005
Rantakaisla, Vantaa, Tikkurila - 2017

Publishing:

1. Articles ”Hannus sai kunnostajansa. Peruskorjaus ja muutos 1995-1996”, ”Pakaritupa - Bagarstugan. Peruskorjaus 1998” и ”Helsingin pitäjän Kirkkokylän pappila. Peruskorjaus ja entisöinti 2000-2001»;
They were dedicated to restoration of old Finnish houses of timber under the protection of government.

2. Article written in cooperation with Jukka Hako ”Kaivokselan kirkkorakennus on tärkeä osa kaupunginkuvaa”;
Concerns issues of church renovation in Kaivoksela, Markku Toivakka was the main architect of these projects.

3. Article ”Hannus sai kunnostajansa. Peruskorjaus ja muutos 1995-1996” (8 pages);
Published in ”Helsingin pitäjä”. Helsinki 1997.

4. 4. Article 
”Pakaritupa - Bagarstugan. Peruskorjaus 1998” (8 pages);
Published in Helsingin pitäjä. Helsinki 2000.

5. Article 
”Helsingin pitäjän Kirkkokylän pappila. Peruskorjaus ja entisöinti 2000-2001” (8 pages);
Published in Helsingin pitäjä. Helsinki 2002.

6. Article written in cooperation with Jukka Hako «Kaivokselan kirkkorakennus on on tärkeä osa kaupunginkuvaa” (15 pages);
Published in Helsingin pitäjä. Helsinki 2010.

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