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Architecture Day Seminar: A Home for All

Alvar Aalto´s birthday is annually honored with the traditional Architecture Day´s Seminar. This year´s seminar is entitled “A Home for All” and will focus on current challanges and recent perspectives on housing. The seminar will take place on Tuesday Feb 3, 2016, 3 pm – 7 pm in the Astoria Hall, Iso Roobertinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland.
The seminar´s main language is Finnish.

The event is organized by the Architecture Information Centre Finland, the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Alvar Aalto –museum.

Wednesday Feb 3, 2016, 3 pm – 7 pm, Astoria Hall, Iso Roobertinkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland

Register here for the seminar

Welcome coffee will be served in the lobby at 2.30-3 pm
3 pm00000Welcome!
3 pm00000Inhabiting, pleasure and luxury for all

3 pm000000000Jean-Philippe Vassal, Architect, Lacaton & Vassal Architectes

3 pm00000Homes for all – One hundred years of housing shortage (in Finnish)

3 pm000000000Riitta Nikula, Professor, University of Helsinki

3 pm00000New perspectives on housing (in Finnish)

3 pm00000Debaters
3 pm000000000Markku Hedman, Professor, Tampere University of Technology
3 pm000000000Janne Pihlajaniemi, Professor, University of Oulu
3 pm000000000Hannu Huttunen, Professor, Aalto University

3 pm00000Moderated by
3 pm000000000Samuli Miettinen, Architect SAFA, JKMM Architects

3 pm00000PAUSE AND BIRTHDAY TOAST – Alvar Aalto’s 118-year anniversary
3 pm00000Greetings from Jyväskylä:

3 pm00000Alvar Aalto Museum extension architectural competition´s results / a video
3 pm00000presentation
3 pm000000000Tommi Lindh, Director, Alvar Aalto Foundation

3 pm00000From Border to Home – Housing solutions for asylum-seekers

3 pm00000Presentation of the architecture competition
3 pm000000000Marco Steinberg, Architect, Chair of the jury
3 pm00000Handing over of the competition proposals to Minister of Local Government and
3 pm00000Public Reforms Anu Vehviläinen
(in Finnish)
3 pm00000Interview with the winning teams

3 pm00000Housing reform – now? (in Finnish)

3 pm00000Debaters
3 pm000000000Hannu Penttilä, Chairman, Housing Reform Association
3 pm000000000Mikko Aho, Director of Planning, City Planning Department, City of Helsinki
3 pm000000000Petri Kaukiainen, Executive Director for Helsinki and Uusimaa, Finnish Red Cross

3 pm00000Moderated by
3 pm000000000Juulia Kauste, Director, Museum of Finnish Architecture

7 pm00000Closing of the seminar

The seminar´s main language is Finnish.
The organizing institutions reserve the right to alter the programme.
Additional information about the seminar:, +358 50 458 9500

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