Helsinki’s urban centre expands with dense perimeter blocks. The residential block in Sompasaari, designed by Anttinen Oiva Architects, is one of the more successful examples.
A rental apartment building in Espoo by Playa bears traces of Central Europe and of the history of Finnish housing design, says Tarja Nurmi.
Photo: Sami Saastamoinen The former office spaces became lofty apartments in an extensive conversion. The new row house connects the large building better to its surroundings.
With their numerous competition successes, Matias Kotilainen, Tuomas Martinsaari and Paul Thynell have emerged as interesting new names in Finnish architecture. Now the trio’s first competition victory has been built at Myllykoski.
The new premises of Tikkurila parish have been integrated into a residential block.
The old church of Ylivieska burned down at Easter five years ago. The new church weaves together time levels, references and meanings with its architecture.
The Saukonlaituri parking facility by ALA Architects in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki. is a successful example of the potential of this building type, says Tommy Lindgren.
Bredanportti Apartment Block on the border of Espoo and
Kauniainen proves that urban consolidation can also take
place in small town terms.
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.