22.12.2020 Sophie Streibl

Our Favourites: Three Geometries Made of Corten Steel

Fotos: Tuomas Uusheimo, Matthijs van der Burgt, Simone Bossi

he geometrically folded ceiling of an underground station in Helsinki, Finland, in an installation made of steel plates in Belgium and in the Holocaust Memorial in Bologna, Italy.

Folded Geometrically: Underground Station in Espoo

The underground railway service in Helsinki was opened in 1982 and consisted of a single line, which ran from the city centre to the eastern suburbs, where it then divided into separate branches. Plans already existed in the 1990s to extend the underground in a westerly direction to the neighbouring town of Espoo.

Client: Länsimetro
Architecture: ALA Architects, Esa Piironen Architects
Planning of structural framework: A-Insinöörit, Espoo
Location: Otaniementie 12, 02150 Espoo (FI)

Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo

Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo

Between Village and Polder: Arcade by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

To restore a lost link between the village and the polder, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh are installing a zigzag gallery made of five steel plates in the municipality of Kruibeke.

Client: Agency for Nature and Forest
Design: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Location:  Kruibeke (BE)

Photo: Matthijs van der Burgt

Photo: Matthijs van der Burgt

Built Sombreness: Holocaust Memorial in Bologna

In a construction time of just 40 days a place with an impressively concentrated atmosphere was made at Bologna's main train station. A film allows us to experience the process of constructing the new Holocaust memorial designed by SET Architects.

Client: Jewish Community Bologna

Architecture: SET Architects

Location: Bologna (IT)

Photo: Simone Bossi

Photo: Simone Bossi

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