Juha Leiviska

Last fall I studied abroad in Berlin, Germany and during that time I traveled to Helsinki, Finland and was lucky enough to meet Juha Leiviska and tour some of his projects.  He was an extremely humble man with great pride in his projects.  He was extremely eager to show us as many projects as he could in one day We toured his Swedish University in Helsinki, Kirjasto Library, Kulttuuritalo Sandels and my favorite Myyrmaki Church last.  His projects explore the slipping of light into a space and the way it effects the space and feeling of the space.  In Myyrmaki Church Juha Leiviska played the organ for us and the feeling within the space was illuminating.  His use of light and materials made the space feel spiritual and welcoming to even the least religious person.  His generosity made me respect him even more and his work reinforced it as well.

Myyrmaki Church | Juha Leiviska | Vantaa, Finland

Juha Leiviska | Myyrmaki Church | Vantaa, Finland

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