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Ceramic Vessel

The Saukonlaituri parking facility by ALA Architects in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. is a successful example of the potential of this building type, says Tommy Lindgren.

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The Little Prince of Koivuhovi

Bredanportti Apartment Block on the border of Espoo and Kauniainen proves that urban consolidation can also take place in small town terms.

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Three Sugar Cubes in Kulosaari

The social housing project by the City of Helsinki in Kulosaari island shows that quality of housing can be also achieved with a low budget.

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The Art of Possibilities

The old Kirkkonummi Library from the 1980s is gobbled up by the new Fyyri. Anni Vartola visits the new library designed by JKMM Architects.

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In the Flow

The Helsinki Olympic Stadium has undergone extensive refurbishment, in which the 1930s sports shrine has been adapted to become a multi-purpose arena for the new millennium.

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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 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.