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Kalasatama Electricity Substation and Suvilahti Graffiti Fence

Awards: Vuoden Metallijulkisivu 2019 (Finnish Metal Facade of the Year 2019) prize.

An electricity substation in a central location. The building programme has been laid out so that the whole relates to the scale and coordinate system of the context. The substation consists of three in-situ concrete boxes that are clad over by a metal graffiti fence and an architectural steel mesh. Graffiti artists work non-stop on the site, changing the outlook of the building practically every day.

Completion: 2019
Location: Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
Client: Helen Sähköverkko Oy
Photography: Max Plunger, Tuomas Kivinen
Publications: ARK  Archdaily  Archdaily China  ARCHITECT  Divisare  Divisare Journal