Found project: Tapiolan kirkko


    Project : Tapiolan kirkko

    Language variant : Tapiola Church

    Architect : Ruusuvuori, Aarno

    Completion: 1965

    Locality : Espoo

    Country : Finland

    Building style : Brutalism

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    Description :

    When entering the centre of Tapiola, the view is dominated by the high number of tower blocks. The actual centre consists in a very normal way of buildings serving different kind of activities, and the buildings are grouped around the central pool. The shopping centre on the left side of the pool is the focus of the design. On the opposite side of the pool, on the church site on its east side, the unusually handsome pines give it a special character.

    These landscape and city plan factors have dictated the main principles of the Church solution. The church cannot compete in visibility with the masses of the light-coloured towers, therefore the building is only a dark shadow behind the pine forest. The closeness of the indoor swimming pool and a restaurant-hotel has turned the church inwards as much as possible. When looked from the outside, it has become an isolated world of its own, closed by the walls.

    Arkkitehti – Arkitekten 9–10/1966, p. 128.

    Ed. and transl. Katriina Puputti



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