Lappia Hall & Rovaniemi Library

Rovaniemi, FInland Alvar Aalto (1975) The town of Rovaniemi was destroyed during the retreat of German troops from Lapland in October 1944. Although the retreating force is known to have wiped out electrical pylons, train tracks and other infrastructure in Lapland to deny its use to enemy forces, it appears that the razing of Rovaniemi… Read More

Colechurch House

London, UK E.G. Chandler for the City of London (1973) Colechurch House is a Brutalist office block standing between the Mordor-esque Shard and river Thames, close to London Bridge. In addition to office space, it features shops, a car park, and accommodation in several levels, connected by an elevated walkway and a flight of stairs.… Read More