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Architects of a Better World

In May 2020, Finnish architects joined the Architects Declare movement for the climate. We asked two of the founding signatories of Architects Declare Finland how things are going with the declaration.

Interview

An Everyday Landmark

The Pööli parking and service facility, built adjacent to Hämeenlinna railway station, offers car-parking space for commuters and residents of the area.

Interview

A New Base for Urbanism

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.

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New Standards – A Curatorial Roundtable

After a one-year delay, the Venice Architecture Biennale is scheduled to open next spring. We sat down with the curatorial team of the Finnish pavilion.

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“Alvar and Göran Were Connected by Their Will to Experience the New”

The friendship of Alvar Aalto and Göran Schildt lasted for decades. Göran Schildt’s widow Christine Schildt reminisces about her life as the writer’s wife and as a friend of Alvar and Elissa Aalto.

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Filling in the Blank

A brand new Courtyard Tampere City Hotel, designed by ALA Architects, seeks to foster a sense of cohesion between Tampere Hall and Tampere University’s main building.

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The Many Makers of a Monument

The Mall of Tripla, which was opened in Pasila, Helsinki, in 2019, is one of the largest construction projects ever launched in Finland. We sat down with five of the key designers to discuss the experiences brought along by the work.

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Headquarters No More

The headquarters of the Kesko Corporation was completed in 1940, forming a gate and landmark to the Katajanokka district of Helsinki. The interiors behind the building’s protected facades have now been converted into unique apartments and a hotel.

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Conductor’s Perspective on Space

Klaus Mäkelä conducting Oslo Philharmonic. Photo: Marco Borggreve / Harrison Parrot Conductor Klaus Mäkelä has worked in some of the best-known concert halls in the world.