Reima Pietilä / Raili Pietilä: Kaleva Church, 1959D–1966

  • Tampere, Finland, Show on map
  • #REL #Western Europe
  • The building sits on a small hillock at the head of the convergence of two large roads lined with postwar apartment blocks. The plan consists of a series of high and narrow concrete wings made from 17m high hollow concrete u wing shapes, with full height windows in-between.  Each of these concrete u’s is slightly different. The external concrete walls were originally meant to be bare but pale sand coloured tiles were added later to blend more in with the surrounding buildings. Written by Lewis Martin

  • Well maintained. Active church with congregation.