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ALA Architects – headed by Juho Grönholm, Antti Nousjoki, and Samuli Woolston – has built a new central library for Helsinki in the Töölönlahti cultural district, opposite the Finnish Parliament. A competition was held for the purpose in 2013 and bro
Developed by ten students based on active bending studies, the pavilion is made up of a set of structural pine wood parts which are bent into shape and held blocking the movement of the remaining pieces without the use of glue... [+]
Departing from the idea of the museum as a curatorial controlled space, here public space is brought inside via an interior street that goes through the building and which citizens can make their own, functioning as an impromptu street lab...
‘Helsinki Five’ proposes a large central space encircled by five wood-clad towers connected by bridges that offer new views over the port, also giving access to the stacked boxes that house the exhibition halls of the museum...
The proposal ‘47 Rooms’ reuses the wood structure of Makasiini terminal to build a shed that preserves the original geometry and the views; the halls have independent climate conditioning, using an innovative system called ‘thermal onion’...
A slightly curved textured glass skin wraps the entire building, increasing its transparency as one goes up and filtering sunlight to precisely adapt its degree of intensity to the different conditions the interior spaces need...
The complex is organized in two parts: one at harbor level connecting the building with the city and its industrial flavor, offering views over the port; and a second one that hovers over the former and contains the large open-plan exhibition spaces.
The project proposes a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces. The concave-roof pavilions are connected by a series of garden patios that favor direct contact with the context; a lookout-tower rounds off the complex. The building is cl
The scheme proposes reactivating the public park with a museum organized in two buildings and that can be transformed thanks to a system of parts that can be extracted from the initial volume, adapting to the different needs.
Converging in the history of the Finlandia Concert and Congress Hall are two frustrations of Alvar Aalto that were to remain as such until his death on May 11, 1976: the plan for Helsinki’s new center and the Essen opera house. They date back to 1959
Alvar Aalto still had a foot in the United States in October 1948, when he submitted his entries to the competition for the National Pensions Institute, but his winning first prize the following year in both this competition and that of the universit
The competition for the Guggenheim Museum of Helsinki has been one of the most talked about here in recent years, at least because of the number of entries that were submitted in phase one (a total of 1,715 coming from all over the world) and because
The crisis that shook the Finnish economy in 1992 put an end to the ephemeral dream of a group of students that went by the name of Monark, who saw their proposal for the Finnish pavilion at the Universal Exposition of Seville carried out before they