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A human-friendly, giant insect hotel emerged in the middle of the city

Alusta, built from clay and populated by plants, is a sanctuary for pollinators and a meeting place for all living things
Tiiliseinä, jonka vieressä vaaleanpunaisia kukkia, taustalle korkeita, vanhoja taloja.
The large grow bags contain over a thousand larger and smaller plants. Photo: Aalto University / Anne Kinnunen

Alusta is a meeting place based on Maiju Suomi's and Elina Koivisto’s idea, built in central Helsinki in the courtyard between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum.

One goal of Alusta pavilion is to reconnect humans and nature by offering shelter and food to pollinators in the middle of the city.

The pavilion was named after the notion of often having to think things over from the beginning, i.e “alusta”, as they say in Finnish. The word also denotes a platform, in this case for environmental discussion, collaboration, and different events.

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A human-friendly, giant insect hotel emerged in the middle of the city

Alusta, built from clay and populated by plants, is a sanctuary for pollinators and a meeting place for all living things.

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