Published in 5/2020 - Monument


The New Life of Gardenia

Elina Koivisto

Chengfan Yang’s museum design sees the greenhouse converted into negative space between new, boulder-esque extensions.

Reusing existing buildings is key for sustainability, but the activity can be approached from different perspectives. Students at Aalto University envisaged new uses for Gardenia, originally designed as a nature centre, in Helsinki’s Viikki district.

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