2 / 2011 - modern restoration

The power plants of Hanasaari and Salmisaari, with their tall chimneys, are among the landmarks of the capital city. The designer of these mundane monuments, Timo Penttilä, is best known as the designer of Helsinki City Theatre. The issue includes the last interview with the architect.

The concrete church from the 1960s in Järvenpää has had a great impact on the Turkish architect Hüseyin Yanar. The ascetic Lutheran church reminds him of music and arouses memories of mosques. The reports on the restoration of modern architecture reveal the stories of recent history, also the sad ones. The restoration articles focus on Alvar Aalto’s library in Vyborg, Erich Mendelsohn’s power plant in St Petersburg, and Cafe Moskau in former East Berlin. The book reviews cover the works of Erik Bryggman, Viljo Revell and Aarne Ervi.

The Åbo Akademi’s facilities in the old radio factory designed by Pekka Mäki show that the new and the old can be combined in a graceful and respectful manner. The manifestation of the “box architecture” of the 1960s, the Raastala school in Espoo, has received an inspirational extension designed by AFKS.

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