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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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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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Two studios, two generations:
Conference on Finnish Architecture in Lisbon

Finnish Architecture is present in Portugal in April as a conference on Finnish architecture is taking place in Lisbon at Sinel de Cordes Palace on 11th of April at 7 pm.  The Lisbon Architecture Triennale’s mission is to research, foster and promote architectural thinking and practice. It holds a major forum every three years for the debate, discussion and dissemination …

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Finnish Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018 to Explore Libraries

 Finland’s representation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia responds to the theme ’Freespace’ by transforming the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland into a temporary library space. The exhibition explores the development of Finnish library architecture and looks towards libraries of the future. It centres around the construction of the new Helsinki Central Library designed by …

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Finnish rooftop sauna open in the heart of London

As the celebration of Finland’s centenary of independence draws on its conclusion, a Finnish sauna has opened on the banks of the River Thames. The project is a result of Aalto University and Southbank Centre’s cooperation and will be open until December 30. The sauna is located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall roof terrace in Southbank. The project is a …

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