Preface: Down with emissions – up with growth curves

In English | ISSUE 3/2022

Preface: Down with emissions – up with growth curves

Concrete dates back to the ancient times and still today is the most widely used building material in the world. It is durable and versatile. It had its uses in...

Dance House Helsinki

In English | ISSUE 3/2022

Dance House Helsinki

The impressive new building and renovated premises in the old parts of the Cable Factory cultural centre are designed by JKMM Architects in collaboration with ILO architects. The project, combining...

Liljevalchs+ – One hundred seventy square meters of glass roof let the whole sky into the building

In English | ISSUE 3/2022

Liljevalchs+ – One hundred seventy square meters of glass roof let the whole sky into the building

Text description provided by the architects: It’s all rather simple. A square filled with molded skylights. Two meters wide and two meters high. Two straight walls and two leaning. All...

Serlachius Museums’ Art Sauna

In English | ISSUE 3/2022

Serlachius Museums’ Art Sauna

The Art Sauna, built next to Serlachius Museum Gösta, integrates Finnish sauna culture into an experience of art, nature and architecture. The Art Sauna has been designed by the internationally...

New swimming hall in Matinkylä

In English | ISSUE 3/2022

New swimming hall in Matinkylä

The new swimming hall project in the Matinkylä area of Espoo was challenging in terms of architecture, due to its location in the immediate vicinity of a major shopping centre....

New park in Vantaa’s Kivistö area

In English | ISSUE 3/2022

New park in Vantaa’s Kivistö area

The new functional and urban park with children’s playgrounds and lounging areas as well as a versatile stormwater channel running through it, was given the name Timanttikiteenpuisto – Diamond Crystal...

New kind of prefabrication construction with a hybrid of cast-in-situ insulated block and precast concrete element

In English | ISSUE 3/2022

New kind of prefabrication construction with a hybrid of cast-in-situ insulated block and precast concrete element

When the cast-in-situ insulated block was brought to the market four years ago, it expanded the opportunities of concrete block construction from low-rise to also e.g., high-rise construction. Now another...

Preface: The ugly duckling

In English | Issue 2/2022

Preface: The ugly duckling

Concrete has in the political sense been for the past twenty years or so a “material non grata” – an undesirable material, at least to some extent. Concrete construction and...

Concrete Structure of the Year 2021: Mylly building of Uniarts Helsinki

In English | Issue 2/2022

Concrete Structure of the Year 2021: Mylly building of Uniarts Helsinki

The new Mylly building of the University of the Arts Helsinki was selected the Concrete Structure of the Year 2021 and praised for its individualistic and skilled architechtural and structural...

Finnish Design Shop, Turku

In English | Issue 2/2022

Finnish Design Shop, Turku

Finnish Design Shop is the world’s largest online store of Nordic design. The company’s fast growth accelerated during the pandemic, as physical stores needed to close their doors. The new...

Concrete facade on school centre looks like wood

In English | Issue 2/2022

Concrete facade on school centre looks like wood

The Monikko school centre completed in Espoo’s Leppävaara area in 2021 combines masonry and concrete structures in a new fashion. The old, partly protected school building was attached to the...

Patina finish and translucent colouring of concrete

In English | Issue 2/2022

Patina finish and translucent colouring of concrete

Patina finish, glazing and Umbra colouring as well as translucent protective finishes are concrete dyeing methods which do not cover the concrete surface but keep the material feel visible. The...