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Location: Finland

September 22, 2016 /

Löyly Public Sauna
Avanto Architects
Helsinki, Finland

Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. Löyly, meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna, is part of a new urban culture where public saunas are becoming more and more important as a sense of community.

October 06, 2014 /

Helsinki University Main Library
Anttinen Oiva Architects
Helsinki, Finland

Designed by newcomer architects Anttinen Oiva, Helsinki University's new main library - the largest academic library in Finland - is wedged inbetween dense city blocks in downtown Helsinki.

Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art by Steven Holl Architects in Helsinki, Finland. Interior.
Photo © Paul Warchol
November 11, 2012 /

Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art
Steven Holl Architects
Helsinki, Finland

Kiasma is located in the heart of Helsinki at the foot of the Parliament building to the west, with Eliel Saarinen's Helsinki Station to the east, and Alvar Aalto's Finlandia Hall to the north.

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