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The 14th Alvar Aalto Symposium investigates new housing solutions for cities in change

The 14th International Alvar Aalto Symposium “New housing solutions for cities in change” will be held on 30−31 August, 2018 in Jyväskylä, Finland. This year the symposium focuses on the current challenges and opportunities for future housing design and construction in urban areas. The theme will be explored from four specific perspectives: Cultural variables, Sharing, Adaptability and Emerging typologies. The …

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2018

Finnish Architecture 2018 is an in-depth biennial review of the most recent Finnish architectural trends, demanding restoration projects and interesting new housing designs. Representing examples of the best Finnish architecture in the past years, 16 entries have been selected to the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2018. The exhibition is on display at the Museum of Finnish Architecture from June 13th to …

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The restoration of the National Library has been granted a Special Mention

The restoration of the National Library of Finland has received a special mention in 2018 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage and Europa Nostra Awards. The restoration was carried out by LPR Architects. The National Library, located in the centre of Helsinki near Senate Square, is the oldest and largest scholarly library in Finland. It houses a number of unique collections …

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Using History – AHRA annual research student symposium at Aalto University

11–12.6.2018 Aalto University Undergraduate Centre Otakaari 1, Espoo The AHRA2018 research student symposium examines the interdisciplinary intersections in architectural research and in the history of architecture. The symposium calls PhD candidates to reflect on the various uses of history and historical knowledge in architectural research and practice in a broad sense. During the two-day symposium, architecture and history will be …

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Mind-Building: Supporters and Partners

Main supporter Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland Main partner City of Helsinki Partners Embassy of Finland in Rome, Visit Finland, Visit Jyväskylä, Visit Seinäjoki, Artek, Konto Acoustics, MTAB Finland, The Building Information Foundation RTS, Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review, Alvar Aalto Foundation, Helsinki City Library

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Mind-Building: Curator and Exhibition Team

Mind-Building is a study of Finnish public libraries and library architecture. Anni Vartola, curator Anni Vartola (b. 1965 in Helsinki, Finland) is a Helsinki-based freelance architecture critic and scholar in postmodern architectural theory. Vartola graduated as an architect in 1994 and finished her doctorate in 2014. Currently, she works as senior lecturer in theory of architecture at Aalto University, School …

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The Pavilion of Finland unveils Mind-Building on 24 May

Finland’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale is a tribute to public libraries and library architects. The vernissage of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia takes place on 24–25 May. Finland’s exhibition, titled Mind-Building, explores the development of Finnish library architecture throughout times, leading up to the opening of Oodi Helsinki Central Library in December 2018. Mind-Building …

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Finnish architects featured at La Biennale Architettura 2018 main exhibition

Talli Architecture & Design has been invited to the Venice Biennale main exhibition ‘Freespace’. The practices participating in the exhibition were chosen by the main curator duo Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell. Talli Architecture & Design is best known for the block of loft flats ‘Tila’ completed in Helsinki’s Arabianranta district some ten years ago. The concept adopted the principles …

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The relationship between nature and built environment will be explored in the 2018 Nordic Pavilion

Lundén Architecture Company has been chosen to design the exhibition of the Venice Biennale Nordic Pavilion. Eero Lundén’s proposal, entitled Another Generosity, explores the relationship between nature and the built environment. The goal is to examine new ways of making buildings that emphasise the delicate but often invisible interactions between the built and natural worlds. The Nordic Pavilion, designed by …

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Hook’18: Campus of the Future -event
at Aalto Festival on May 30

30.5.2018 at 16–19.30 Lumituuli-auditorium Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo Hook’18: Campus of the Future -event is held at the Aalto Festival. During the event, the keynote speakers will introduce ideas and new perspectives for sustainable urban change and new architecture in the development of the campus. Listeners will also get an opportunity to participate in the multidisciplinary conversation on the urban …

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