The Building: Toronto City Hall / Wyatt Clough / Monocle / 2014
In Helsinki, at night, Lundsten tells me: "The curved towers came up very quickly, extremely quickly. There were three of us together in the evening in the office, as we always worked in the evening. Viljo was away. We had an American architect in our office at the time and he read through the program as our English was very poor. That first evening we had the idea of the curved towers. And next morning we presented this idea to Viljo and he accepted it."
Later on, one of the architects noticed the same kind of semi-circular shapes in the shadow of a curved lamp. "We made photographs of that," says Lundsten. ➡︎
◼︎ Toronto City Hall: How Finnish architecture rebranded a city / Lisa Rochon / The Globe And Mail / 2010