Mustonen Architects, Töölö Library restoration, Helsinki 2016. © Arno de la Chapelle

Latest issue 1 / 2017 - modernism, time, patina

The vast majority of our building stock is modernist architecture built since Finland became an independent nation in 1917. These buildings will in the coming years increasingly be restored, repaired, altered, expanded and even demolished. Arkkitehti begins the centenary anniversary of Finland's independence by discussing the principles and practices of the renovation of modernism. The featured examples include restorations of library building designed by Alvar Aalto and Aarne Ervi in the beginning of the 1970s. In the cases of Aalto University’s Learning Centre and Töölö Library, their architectural values ​​have been coordinated with new practices brought about by digitalisation. Also presented is the conception...

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