Public Attic: Helsinki Building, Casagrande Laboratory Finland

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Public Attic Project in Helsinki

Finnish Architecture Intervention – design by C-Laboratory, Finland

12 Feb 2010

Public Attic

Design: Casagrande Laboratory

Photos: Yehia Eweis

A Public Attic for Helsinki facing the Parliament of Finland

Attic is the memory of a house. In attic time is different. Attic is not routine, attic don’t have stress. All the objects are tied to stories. Attic is a narrative space. Also a city can have an attic. A public attic to reflect the collective subconscious.

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People were bringing objects to our Public Attic and exchanging them for free. This became a small spontaneous community centre of improvised architecture during the Helsinki Festival 2004.

All the building material was recycled from various construction sites from around Helsinki.
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Public Attic Helsinki – Building information

Location: adj. Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Site: facing the Parliament of Finland
Dimensions: width 5m, depth 8m, height 13 m
Interior space: 40 m2
Materials: recycled wood
Completed: 2004

The newspaper cover is from the free newspaper Ihminen (Human) that C-Laboratory did during the Public Attic process:
Ihminen

Team: Marco Casagrande, Christian Edlinger, Dirk Schultz, Daniel Guishardt, Marty Ross, Kerby McGhee, Tuomas Makkonen, Ilkka Törmä.

Public Attic Helsinki images / information from C-Laboratory

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