Published in 4/2019 - Design

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Tuning Up the Classic – The designers and the client talk about the embassy renovation

Suomen suurlähetystö sisänäkymä
Photo Tuomas Uusheimo

An architectural competition was held for the Finnish Embassy in New Delhi, India, in the 1960s. However, the embassy compound, built on the basis of the winning competition entry by Reima and Raili Pietilä, was completed only in 1985. ALA Architects planned the renovation of the embassy in 2013–2018. On the following spreads, the designers and the client talk about the exceptionally detailed renovation process that took place between Finland and India. 

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