The Otaniemi Chapel

The International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens 2009

edited by Domenico Luciani and Patrizia Boschiero
Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche

Treviso 2009
128 pp., 95 illustrations in colour and 64 black and white

(series “Memorie/dossier”).

Available on request from the Foundation


The International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens 1990-2009, 4
Regulations and Jury, 6
The Otaniemi Chapel. Jury report, 8
Otaniemen Kappeli. Tuomariston perustelut, 14
Cappella di Otaniemi. Motivazione della giuria, 21
Heikki Siren, Wood, Nature and Architecture, 26
Juha Lassila, Nature, Cross and Community, 29
The Churches in Finland (editorial note), 31
Speech given by Matti Pursula, Principal of the University of Technology, Otaniemi, 32
Massimo Venturi Ferriolo, Naturbild, 34
Finland (editorial note), 36
Eugenio Turri, …That magic maze of water, 41
Laura Kolbe, An eastern or western capital city? The spirit of Helsinki and Otaniemi, 52
Staffan Lodenius, The Chapel and Campus of Otaniemi, 73
Juhani Pallasmaa, The spaces and images of faith. The Finnish church as an experience, 93
Kaija and Heikki Siren architects, 107
List of works, 108
Heikki Siren. The architect who prevails over time, from an interview with Anni Vartola, 113
Bibliography, 116
References for illustrations, 123
The International Carlo Scarpa Prize for Gardens 2009, 124