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Chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa by Avanto Architects is one of the featured projects in the exhibition. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

Suomi Seven: young and new architecture exhibited at DAM Frankfurt

Finland is the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. As a parallel event of the world’s most important literature event, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has co-produced an architecture exhibition with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Suomi Seven. Emerging Architects from Finland introduces a full line-up of Finland’s most promising up-and-coming architectural talents born in the 1970s and 80s.

The exhibition has been curated by Juulia Kauste, Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Peter Cachola Schmal, Director of DAM and Anna Scheuermann, DAM freelance curator. Expert input has also provided by Christophe Pourtois (CIVA, Brussels), Ulf Meyer (Taiwan/Berlin) and Tiina Valpola (Architecture Information Centre Finland). The exhibition is open for public at Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt, Germany, between 6.9.2014–18.1.2015.

Selected offices

ALA Architects Ltd
Juho Grönholm (1975), Antti Nousjoki (1974), Janne Teräsvirta (1975), Samuli
Woolston (1975)
Main Project: Performing Arts Centre Kilden, Kristiansand, Norway
Secondary projects: Kuopio Theatre Extension, Kuopio; Helsinki Central Library, Helsinki.

Anttinen Oiva Architects Ltd
Selina Anttinen (1977), Vesa Oiva (1973)
Main Project: Kaisa House, Helsinki University Library, Helsinki
Secondary project: Wood City, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki.

Avanto Architects Ltd
Anu Puustinen (1974), Ville Hara (1974)
Main Project: New Cemetery Chapel of the Church of St. Lawrence, Vantaa
Secondary projects: Kyly Sauna Billnäs, Raasepori; Four Cornered Villa, Virrat.

Esa Ruskeepää Architects Ltd
Esa Ruskeepää (1980)
Main Project: Opinmäki International School, Espoo
Secondary projects: Mafoombey Pavilion, Helsinki.

OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture
Anssi Lassila (1973)
Main Project: Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä
Secondary projects: Puukuokka Wooden Housing Block, Jyväskylä; Konsthall Tornedalen, Vitsaniemi Övertorneå/ Sweden.

Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Ltd
Hilla Rudanko (1987), Anssi Kankkunen (1983)
Main Project: Sra Pou School, Sra Pou, Cambodia
Secondary projects: Sauna, Box, Raasepori; Heikkilä Atelier, Jyväskylä.

Verstas Architects Ltd
Väinö Nikkilä (1980), Jussi Palva (1974), Riina Palva (1976), Ilkka Salminen (1980)
Main Project: Saunalahti School, Espoo
Secondary projects: Aalto University Campus, Espoo.

OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, Kuokkala church, Jyväskylä, Finland (2010). Photo: Jussi Tiainen.
OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, Kuokkala church, Jyväskylä, Finland (2010). Photo: Jussi Tiainen.