Murikka - a pearl of architecture

The Finnish word “murikka” means a chunk of raw metal, but the Murikka building is a unique, refined example of 1970s architecture. Built in 1977, the building blends into the surrounding environment beautifully and discreetly. Through the large windows, nature is present at all seasons also inside the building. According to the designers, “Consisting of large window surfaces and metallic structures, Murikka is an instrument played by light.”

Murikka Institute is the winner of an architecture competition, and it is designed by a group of architects called Katras (architects Helin, Nurmela, Raimoranta, Siitonan, and Tasa). The building is specifically designed as a versatile course and conference venue.