Five for Friday: Wooden construction and design
Given the fact that 75 per cent of Finland’s land area is covered by forest, it is no wonder that its green gold has been exported around the world in various shapes and sizes.
Finnish design to transform Japanese train station
N.e.o Ark is to fill the interior of Hannō Station with a Finnish forest landscape, after winning a design competition for the station’s renovation.
Finnish architectural firm wins prize in US
Finnish firm OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture has been named the recipient of the Spotlight Prize 2017.
Finnish retirement home seeks global marketplace
Finnish retirement home model is taking its concept abroad.
Helsinki Central Library emerges from the needs of city residents
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
Locus Foundation and Unesco awards Finnish architect Marco Casagrande with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture.
Finnish architecture to feature in prime German location
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
The Finnish architect Marco Casagrande has come up with an 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
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.