The City of Helsinki’s new Urban Environment House brings together all the city’s departments of the built environment under a single roof. The new building by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects also signifies a change in planning culture.
Despite its name, the Kaleva barn, has had many uses during its history, yet it never functioned as a barn. It has now become a joint arts and cultural hub. Helena Teräväinen writes about her encounters with the building.