Breaking Barriers: 11 Profiles to Celebrate 80 Years of Women in Finnish Architecture

In English | 9.5.2023

Breaking Barriers: 11 Profiles to Celebrate 80 Years of Women in Finnish Architecture

Source: Archdaily.com As early as the 20th century, women in Finland were already involved in the field of architecture. In fact, Signe Hornborg (1862-1916), a Finnish architect, was the first...

Preface: Concrete industry joins forces to reduce CO2 emissions

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Preface: Concrete industry joins forces to reduce CO2 emissions

Extreme weather phenomena in different parts of the world, including heat waves, drought and forest fires on one hand and heavy precipitation and flooding on the other, are causing severe...

Concrete Structure of the Year 2022: Serlachius Art Sauna

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Concrete Structure of the Year 2022: Serlachius Art Sauna

The Art Sauna of Serlachius Museums was awarded as the Concrete Structure of the Year 2022 for individual, innovative and skilled architectural design as well as competent project development and...

Tikkurila Waterfront, Eastern Park Area, Vantaa

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Tikkurila Waterfront, Eastern Park Area, Vantaa

Industrial history and the use of waterpower is strongly visible in the new park area of Tikkurila Waterfront complex. The first part of the Tikkurila Waterfront, Åvik, was opened to...

Harjus is the name of a town block with three buildings

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Harjus is the name of a town block with three buildings

In 2021, a building project consisting of a complex of three residential companies was completed near the Kalasatama shopping centre in the Verkkosaari area of Helsinki. The three residential companies...

Durable concrete floors in school buildings

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Durable concrete floors in school buildings

Concrete floors of different types are used as floors in schools, educational buildings and campuses. Concrete floors have increased their popularity in school construction for several reasons: Concrete is a...

Protection and renovation of an old concrete floor

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Protection and renovation of an old concrete floor

In the restauration process of the old engineering works buildings of Finnish rail company VR in the Vallila area of Helsinki, the outcome of main design and architectural design is...

Kruunuvuori Bridge is the largest in Finland

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Kruunuvuori Bridge is the largest in Finland

The Crown Bridges Light Rail will connect Laajasalo, Korkeasaari and Kalasatama to Hakaniemi in 2027. It will also provide a new seaside route for cyclists and pedestrians. Thanks to the...

Summary: alkaliaggregate reaction

In English | ISSUE 1/2023

Summary: alkaliaggregate reaction

In Central Europe and Scandinavia, alkaliaggregate reaction typically occurs in massive concrete structures such as bridges and dams, as well as in concrete roads and parking buildings. Despite the similarities...

Preface: How many Corollas do I contribute to the climate effort?

In English | ISSUE 4/2022

Preface: How many Corollas do I contribute to the climate effort?

When I was growing up, our family car was a Toyota Corolla Estate of a green colour of a young spruce stand. Our family drove the popular Japanese car about...

Jyväskylä University Library renovated with respect to the old

In English | ISSUE 4/2022

Jyväskylä University Library renovated with respect to the old

The renovation of the building designed by architect Arto Sipinen and completed in 1974 was implemented with Sipinen’s son Ari Sipinen (Arkkitehtitoimisto Sipinen Oy) as the chief designer in charge...

Ajurien talli – The Punavuori Stable

In English | ISSUE 4/2022

Ajurien talli – The Punavuori Stable

A former horse stable located in the middle of a Punavuori courtyard undergoes a big change as the first human residents of the century-old building are moving into 18 new...