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Campus for Connections

JKMM Archtects designed a new head office for Kesko Corporation in Kalasatama, Helsinki. The activity-based environment encourages encounters between the employees – and the building itself also positions itself to encounter the new city district being built around it.

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Nordic Voices

The Nordic Works collective is well-known for the participatory urban design method they have developed. After having operated in various parts of Finland for more than seven years, the collective is now looking abroad.

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Culture in the Big League

Completed last year in Fuzhou, the cultural centre consists of five main functions: an opera house, concert hall, multifunctional hall, cinema and exhibition hall. Pekka Salminen, professor and architect, tells about the project and the activities of PES-Architects in China.

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An Office for the New Economy

Digital banking service Holvi decided to build new office premises in Elanto cooperative’s old headquarters in Kallio, Helsinki. The designers needed to create an image of what a new kind of bank could be, without forgetting the past.

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The Urban Power Station

Kalasatama Electricity Substation provides electricity to approximately 20,000 people in the Kalasatama, Kulosaari, and Suvilahti districts in Helsinki, yet also aims to create an inviting space for the citizens – with a surrounding metal wall designed for graffiti art.

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Past and Future Luxury

The neo-Renaissance building in the Helsinki district of Ullanlinna has been has previously been used, among other things, as offices, but now the building has been restored to its original use as an apartment building.

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20 years of Exporting Danish Sustainable Architecture

3XN is one of the best-known Danish architectural firms in the world. What kind of approach to architecture anf business lies behind the firm's international expansion?

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Studio Visit: Matti Kuittinen –Siding with Sustainability

Since the summer of 2019, Matti Kuittinen has held a new and rare title – Professor of Resource-Efficient Construction and Environmental Impacts.

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Reflecting Alvar Aalto and Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier – Villa Savoye, 1931. (left)Alvar Aalto – Villa Mairea, 1939.