Durable Stone House Award shared by renovation project of Kurjenlinna in Turku and Church of Tikkurila

In English | Issue 4/2021

Durable Stone House Award shared by renovation project of Kurjenlinna in Turku and Church of Tikkurila

The Year 2021 Durable Stone House Award was given to two different projects, unlike in normal years. Both the construction project of the new Church in Tikkurila and the property...

The statuesque Tikkurila Church in the midst of people

In English | Issue 4/2021

The statuesque Tikkurila Church in the midst of people

The new Church of Tikkurila stands in the place of the old, demolished church opposite Vantaa Town Hall and near the railway station. Designed by Architects OOPEAA – Office for...

R·torso·C Tokyo / Atelier Tekuto

In English | Issue 4/2021

R·torso·C Tokyo / Atelier Tekuto

This house is located in the center of Tokyo, on a site area of 66 m2. The clients are a married couple both working in the field of chemistry, sharing...

Concrete floor’s life cycle

In English | Issue 4/2021

Concrete floor’s life cycle

The important decisions that influence the life cycle of a concrete floor are made at the design stage. These decisions include the appearance of the floor, its structural strength, load...

Concrete studies of new structures require cross-disciplinary knowledge

In English | Issue 4/2021

Concrete studies of new structures require cross-disciplinary knowledge

Professional concrete studies provide an irreplaceable tool for the quality assurance of new concrete structures as well as for problem solving. Correctly targeted and implemented sampling, well specified laboratory analyses...

Use of precast technical shafts for building systems

In English | Issue 4/2021

Use of precast technical shafts for building systems

Precast technical shafts for building systems refer to shafts supplied with building systems installed inside them. As a rule, precast technical shafts for building systems are one storey high. The...

Future binders for concrete

In English | Issue 4/2021

Future binders for concrete

Changes in concrete binders will take place already in near future. Changes are boosted by the climate change. CO2-emissions of concrete are needed to reduce and thereby also the cements/binders...

Surge of low-carbon concrete

In English | Issue 4/2021

Surge of low-carbon concrete

Operators and stakeholders of the concrete industry share a clear mindset to find new solutions and develop operation in the whole sector in terms of environmental responsibility. Customers are increasingly...

Preface: Research paves way towards emission-free concrete

In English | Issue 3/2021

Preface: Research paves way towards emission-free concrete

As far as concrete construction is concerned, we are living in interesting times. Economy is peaking, which is reflected in the availability of work force as well as in the...

University of the Arts Helsinki

In English | Issue 3/2021

University of the Arts Helsinki

University of the Arts Helsinki is developing its campus in Sörnäinen, an old industrial area close to the center. In recent years, the area has rapidly developed into a lively...

“Portus” – high standard of concrete architecture

In English | Issue 3/2021

“Portus” – high standard of concrete architecture

Residential building complex Portus, which was completed in August in the Verkkosaari area of Helsinki’s Kalasatama neighbourhood by the sea, has copied its design language from large luxury cruise vessels....

Wohnregal, Berlin

In English | Issue 3/2021

Wohnregal, Berlin

The “Wohnregal” is a 6-story building in Berlin housing live/work ateliers. It was built using precast concrete elements common in industrial warehouse construction: pillars, beams and TT-ceilings (ceiling elements including...