Buildings with great personalities and a mix of nature and artificial intelligence. Drones as project managers and transparent metal. The awakening of Corten – creating with nature and the importance of reusing both material and buildings.

The 12th of September was the premiere for PLOOTU19 – the unique event devoted to steel and metal in architecture. Nearly 200 architects and experts from the metal industry gathered to get inspired, exchange experiences and discuss future projects. On stage, seven national and international speakers delivered fantastic projects, thoughts and visions, presenting buildings from all over the world and all with different steel and metal facades.

During the evening, the first VUODEN METALLIJULKISIVU was announced. The winner is Arkkitehtitoimisto Virkkunen & Co for the Kalasatama Electricity Substation in Helsinki. There was also a special mention given out to the finalist PES-architects for Strait Culture and Art Center in China.