3/2016 structure, material, sustainability

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…


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editorial | Structural possibilities
Jorma Mukala

Expressive structures in contemporary architecture
Mikko Summanen

What is sustainable building?
Kimmo Lylykangas

Isoisänsilta Bridge, Helsinki

Railo, Rovaniemi

Tammela Football Stadium, Tampere

OP Vallila, Helsinki

structure | Structure and material
Tuomo Siitonen, Eero Lundén, Anssi Lassila, Roy Mänttäri

dreams | Marko Huttunen
Miina Jutila

art | Carolus Enckell – Structures and the possibility of a pure gaze
Otso Kantokorpi

speaker's corner | Modern life in and outside the city?
Laura Kolbe

books | Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Rosemarie Schnitzler

déjà-vu | Jaakko Laapotti, Kouvola Central Church, 1978
Petteri Kummala