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A Paradigm Shift

Mikko Summanen visits the Jätkäsaari Comprehensive School, which is one of the first school buildings in which also spatial solutions support the new pedagogical objectives of the newest Finnish national curriculum. It is also AOR Architects’ first public building to be realised.

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A Nature Trail in the Grip of Culture and the Past

How to maintain the innate wildness of nature while making it available for everyone? Hanna Johansson visits the recreational path in Lammassaari, Helsinki.

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The Renovated Cradle of Humanist Learning

The main building of University of Jyväskylä, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1956, has in the past suffered from a sick building syndrome. Now, newly renovated it returns to its central role on campus.

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A Stylishly Chill Spiral

In addition to the parking facility, the hybrid building in Kruunuvuorenranta residential area by NRT Architects also fits communal facilities as well as a vertical pedestrian access leading from the street level to the park.

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A Light New Seedbed

Photo Tuomas Uusheimo As something of a novelty amongst Helsinki’s shopping destinations, Garden offers a new kind of space for Finnish fashion and design. The architectural design plays an exceptionally strong role in the retail concept.

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In a World of Their Own

Aamu Song and Johan Olin's cooperation with artisans around the world is exhibited at Design Museum Helsinki.

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In the Spirit of Käpylä

A new block of flats by Anttinen Oiva Architects complements a central spot in a traditional Helsinki district. also the local residents have welcomed the newcomer

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Yellow-Brick Landmark

The apartment building for seniors by Huttunen-Lipasti Architects is one of the recent infill projects that aims to densify Helsinki in the spirit of current objectives.

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Town and Campus

The first stage of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences’s large campus in Helsinki, Building A, was inaugurated in January 2019. Elina Koivisto visits the building.