Physicum, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Size: 20,500 m2
The building is a part of the Helsinki University's Kumpula campus area and a long-term plan in which laboratory, teaching and research facilities of various university departments are concentrated on three campuses outside the city centre. The facilities of the Department of Physical Sciences have been placed in 'Physicum', as well as a library servicing the whole campus. The main materials of the facades, whitened concrete block and an untreated aluminium grid, are repeated inside the building. The wood and veneer surfaces give colour and warmth to the pedestrian routes.