Virtual stories

Venice Biennale UAE

New material cultures – Golden Lion Award in Venice

‘Eco-brutalism at the UAE pavilion – a response to the 2021 Venice Biennale theme of ‘How will we live together’. Inspired by vernacular architecture and rough materiality, the exhibition was awarded for sustainable innovation.

Kirkkonummi Fyyri

Kirkkonummi main library – Fyyri

The latest library designed by JKMM Architects was awarded the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2021. Discover the library in this 11-part virtual story.

Säynätsalo Town Hall

Säynätsalo Town Hall

Get to know Säynätsalo Town Hall, a major work by Alvar Aalto completed in 1952, in this 13-part virtual story. It is now also a temporary home for the Alvar Aalto Museum.

Luma Arles

Luma Arles

A cultural centre, totally transforming the city of Arles, this new building exemplifies the flamboyant signature style of Frank Gehry. Inspired by the paintings of van Gogh, Gehry’s architecture creates a play with light effects.

Savoy Restaurant

Savoy Restaurant

Designed by Alvar Aalto and Aino Marsio-Aalto, the recently renovated Savoy interiors in Helsinki exemplify Nordic modernism. Original details have been restored with the addition of some contemporary touches.

Serpentine Pavilion 2021

Serpentine Pavilion 2021

The 2021 Serpentine Summer Pavilion in London is designed by Johannesburg-based practice Counterspace. It is both an exhibition of architectural experimentation and a place for gathering.

Soiva

A new building for music – the Pop & Jazz Conservatory in the Arabia district in Helsinki, designed by Tommila Architects.