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Watch our live talk with Amos Rex about the role of art museums in cities

May 25, 2021 Siufan Adey 0

Dezeen has teamed up with Amos Rex and JKMM Architects on a live talk to mark the launch of a new book about the Helsinki museum. Watch here from 5:00pm London time. Titled Amos Rex Art Museum – JKMM Architects, the publication explores the design of the museum’s building, a 1930s structure refurbished by Finnish

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Helsinki calls for proposals to transform Makasiiniranta port into cultural precinct

May 12, 2021 Rima Sabina Aouf 0
The Helsinki port will be turned into a cultural hub

The city of Helsinki has launched a competition to create a new waterfront cultural and leisure district on the South Harbour, which will include a design and architecture museum complex. The Makasiiniranta area is the last remaining section of old harbour cut off from public use and is currently home to terminals and parking. The

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Carlo Ratti Associati among winners of global Helsinki Energy Challenge

March 26, 2021 Lizzie Crook 0
A visual of a floating thermal storage in Helsinki

Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati is among four winners of the global Helsinki Energy Challenge, with a proposal to create island-like, floating seawater reservoirs that would store heat to help decarbonise the city’s heating network. The international Helsinki Energy Challenge was launched in 2020 to unearth sustainable alternatives for urban heating networks, using Helsinki as

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Majamaja is an off-grid seaside cabin near Helsinki

December 15, 2020 India Block 0
Majamaja off-grid cabin by Pekka Littow

Architect Pekka Littow has used Finnish spruce and birch plywood for off-grid holiday home Majamaja, which is perched on a rocky outcrop by the sea just outside of Helsinki. Majamaja will eventually be a cluster of five cabins, one of which has already been completed, and a sauna that will be available for eco-friendly overnight stays.

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Ortraum Architects builds timber music studio beside house in Helsinki

September 23, 2020 Lizzie Crook 0
12 studio by Ortraum Architects in Helsinki, Finland

Ortraum Architects has built an asymmetric studio called 12 in the garden of a house in Helsinki, Finland, to provide its owners with space to compose music and make ceramics. The structure was commissioned by a couple who wanted an external space to work from home, beside their existing 1960s home in the Jollas neighbourhood.

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Aino and Alvar Aalto’s Savoy restaurant in Helsinki restored after 80 years

June 28, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Restaurant Savoy renovation by Studio Ilse and Artek

Ilse Crawford and her eponymous studio worked with Finnish furniture brand Artek to carry out a sensitive revamp of notable Helsinki restaurant Savoy. Married architects Aino and Alvar Aalto completed the original interiors of Savoy back in 1937, designing the space to reflect their penchant for natural materials and comfy furnishings. However, after more than

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Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post-pandemic recovery plan

June 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post pandemic recovery plan

The Finnish government will fund the construction of an architecture and design museum in the country’s capital as part of its coronavirus pandemic support package. The Architecture and Design Museum has received a contribution of 60 million Euros as part of the government’s 1.3 billion Euro supplementary budget to help the country recover from coronavirus.

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Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post-pandemic recovery plan

June 4, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
Helsinki to build Architecture and Design Museum as part of post pandemic recovery plan

The Finnish government will fund the construction of an architecture and design museum in the country’s capital as part of its coronavirus pandemic support package. The Architecture and Design Museum has received a contribution of 60 million Euros as part of the government’s 1.3 billion Euro supplementary budget to help the country recover from coronavirus.

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Finnish granite and pine feature in Helsinki’s Nanso shop

March 24, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Nanso store by Studio Joanna Laajisto

Studio Joanna Laajisto used local materials to fashion the pared-back interior of this womenswear shop in Helsinki, which has been revamped to compete with online shopping. The shop is one of several Nanso stores that are dotted across Finland. The brand was established in 1921 and, despite having a loyal following, had recently found it

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Box in Helsinki is designed to be the “perfect” place to pick up online orders

January 10, 2020 Natasha Levy 0
Box in Helsinki designed by Fyra

Design studio Fyra has fashioned brightly hued interiors for this hassle-free collection point in Helsinki, which includes a recycling area, fitting rooms and product show space. Situated at the heart of Helsinki, Box is a self-service collection point where locals can retrieve packages they’ve ordered online. It’s the brainchild of Posti – the Finnish postal

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