The city block has been the basic unit of urbanism for thousands of years, and it seems to thrive in contemporary cities, as well.
In 2014, the Finnish Architectural Review published an issue on hospital architecture, following the new construction boom. Now is a good moment to examine whether the designs have delivered on the promises made nine years ago.
Approximately 4,000 buildings are demolished in Finland every year. Would it be possible to imagine a future in which buildings would only be demolished if absolutely necessary?
The climate crisis and biodiversity loss will in the coming years force the building sector to radically overhaul its practices. At the same time it is appropriate to consider the relationship between nature and the built environment from more theoretical viewpoints, writes Kristo Vesikansa.
Which buildings of our time get valued by the future generations is the result of an interactive process involving the media, professional institutions and the users of buildings and urban spaces.