Finnish retirement home seeks global marketplace

August 17, 2016

Finnish retirement home model is taking its concept abroad.

Helsinki Central Library emerges from the needs of city residents

July 8, 2016

Already dubbed the new cradle of citizen engagement, the new Helsinki Central Library will rise in the city centre with the power of its citizens’ ideas.

Sustainable architecture award to Marco Casagrande

May 13, 2015

Locus Foundation and Unesco awards Finnish architect Marco Casagrande with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.

Helsinki approves new central library with sauna

January 30, 2015

The city of Helsinki has approved a plan to build a major city-centre library, which will also include a cinema, restaurant, cafés, workshop and activity spaces and a public sauna. 

Finnish architecture to feature in prime German location

January 29, 2015

The international team led by the Finnish architect Esa Ruskeepää has won a competition seeking a designer for a new city library and education centre in the heart of Wolfsburg, Germany.

Paracity offers a quick solution to reconstruction

August 22, 2014

The Finnish architect Marco Casagrande has come up with a new innovation – a city structure made from laminated wood called Paracity. It can be used to quickly construct flats and even entire cities.

Finnish architecture project receives international recognition

July 29, 2014

Sunrays shine through golden bamboo structures and the building walls are a bright turquoise. Finnish architecture group Komitu’s new youth centre was completed in Phnom Penh in Cambodia in early 2014. Now it has been awarded with an honourable mention at the Rethinking Future Awards architecture competition.

Designers inspired by wood

February 28, 2013

Wood is a fascinating and inspirational material for designers. Proof of that are at least Helsinki’s wooden Chapel of Silence (Hiljaisuuden kappeli) and the soon-to-be-completed public sauna ‘Kulttuurisauna’.