Sigge Architects design an extensive and demanding renovation for the historical Turku Academy building in the heart of the city. It will be ready in 2017 when Finland turns 100 years old and the building itself will be 200 years old. photo:kuva:"Turun hovioikeus" by Markus Koljonen (Dilaudid) with thanks to Jontts - Oma teos. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
"The ASA factory building has retained its identity well. Few new openings have been made in the existing exterior walls. The new use and architecture are revealed in the semi-open courtyard. Adjoining the new entrance an airy, light-flooded hall has been built providing access to other parts of the building: the library, auditorium and work facilities. The systematic and efficient, almost oppressive spatial organisation has gained a fresh new look by the addition of the new entrance."
Extract from Olli-Paavo Koponen's review
Photos: Vesa Loikas
Photos: Jussi Tiainen ja Vesa Loikas
Photo: Vesa Loikas