Football and sports stadiums are venues for large audiences and great emotions. This is right now visible in the media, as the European Football Championship matches are being played out in France. Stadiums are event venues, but, at the same time, they are often displays of structurally interesting and innovative architecture. The issue takes a look at structural architecture. Architect Mikko Summanen discusses the latest forms of structurality in the light of examples from Finland and abroad, including a venue for the championship matches – the Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux (Herzog & de Meuron, 2015). Summanen sees structurality as ‘the art of necessities’: beauty is not created by adding something extra…
editorial | Structural possibilities
Expressive structures in contemporary architecture
What is sustainable building?
Isoisänsilta Bridge, Helsinki
Tammela Football Stadium, Tampere
OP Vallila, Helsinki
structure | Structure and material
Tuomo Siitonen, Eero Lundén, Anssi Lassila, Roy Mänttäri
dreams | Marko Huttunen
art | Carolus Enckell – Structures and the possibility of a pure gaze
speaker's corner | Modern life in and outside the city?
books | Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
déjà-vu | Jaakko Laapotti, Kouvola Central Church, 1978