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Return of the Industry

Integrating industry within the urban fabric of our cities could contribute to their long-term sustainability. In the Malminkartano district of Helsinki, many principles presently considered radical have been on trial for some 30 years.

Article

The Future Lies in Africa

Africa is urbanising at a fast pace. If western architects want to be part of the development, an attitude of awareness and humbleness is needed.

Interview

An Everyday Landmark

The Pööli parking and service facility, built adjacent to Hämeenlinna railway station, offers car-parking space for commuters and residents of the area.

Project Review

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.

Project Review

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.

Interview

A New Base for Urbanism

The City of Helsinki’s new Urban Environment House brings together all the city’s departments of the built environment under a single roof. The new building by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects also signifies a change in planning culture.

Interview

The Many Makers of a Monument

The Mall of Tripla, which was opened in Pasila, Helsinki, in 2019, is one of the largest construction projects ever launched in Finland. We sat down with five of the key designers to discuss the experiences brought along by the work.

Interview

Headquarters No More

The headquarters of the Kesko Corporation was completed in 1940, forming a gate and landmark to the Katajanokka district of Helsinki. The interiors behind the building’s protected facades have now been converted into unique apartments and a hotel.

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New Colossi

Bigness is becoming a prominent feature of Helsinki’s cityscape. Antti Auvinen’s photographs examine the phenomenon.