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Elemental Joy

Whilst Finlandia Hall is closed for renovation, a temporary, movable building will remain adjacent to it and offer a space for events. Despite its unrooted concept, the building forms an intimate connection to its environment, writes Lee Marable.

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An Oasis Along the Rapids

The re-designed riverside of Tikkurilankoski in Vantaa intertwines the cultural landscape with nature. 

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Attuned

The former factory block in Helsinki’s Arabianranta district has over the course of a couple of decades been transformed into a cultural campus. The latest addition to the block, the new Soiva building, offers music education facilities for both a university and a conservatory.

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Timber Forms the Next Generation

In Finland, CLT structures have recently proven especially popular in buildings for education. For Philip Tidwell, the award-winning Hopealaakso Daycare Centre by AFKS architects carries traces of issues that designers have to solve when new material is integrated into conventional systems of design and construction.

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Discreet Charm

The Isabella residential block in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, designed by Kirsi Korhonen and Mika Penttinen Architects, is tailored for different inhabitants from economics students to Swedish-speaking teachers.

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At a Second Glance

lushness, something that has also been given its place inside the apartments. Tarja Nurmi visits the housing block designed by Heikkinen-Komonen Architects.

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New Ideas, New Attire

Photo: Kuvatoimisto Kuvio / Martin Sommerschield The extension of the Sipoonlahti school campus also sees the updating of the existing school building. The old and the new buildings are successfully dovetailed in the central lobby.

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A New Home for the Arts

Photo: Hannu Rytky Edgy and industrial, Helsinki’s University of the Arts’ new building blends effortlessly with the architectural heritage that surrounds it. It’s now time for the occupants to make their presence felt.

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Unique Link

An extension to the museum complements the cultural quarter next to Kuopio’s oldest park.