CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION
the Central Railway Station is one of the most famous buildings in Finland and a landmark in Helsinki. The granite monument represents late Jugend (another name for Art Nouveau) architecture and the main entrance is flanked by giant torchbearers.
The newest example of wooden architecture is KAMPPI CHAPEL (2012)
Kamppi Chapel of Silence is intended to be a place where people can have a moment of silence.
The most imposing space in the Chapel is the main hall with its height of 11.5 metres. In the quiet chapel area the busy surroundings have been consciously blocked out. Present is the light coming from above and the warm feel of the materials. The inner walls of the chapel area are lined with common alder planks cut to shape. The simple furnishings are made of massive ash tree.
The facades are constructed of horizontal spruce strips, bent at different radiuses. The wood is glazed with a special wax utilizing nanotechnology. The frame is prepared from massive gluelam beams which were cut to shape.
The curved shape of the small-scale chapel building allows the space and views to flow on the urban surroundings.
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