• Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA – Office for Peripheral Architecture shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Photo: Mika Huisman

    Three Finnish projects among the Mies van der Rohe Award finalists!

    The Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced today the shortlist of 40 projects competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Finland has an amazing three finalists: Opinmäki School by Esa Ruskeepää and two projects by Anssi Lassila’s OOPEAA, Suvela Chapel and Puukuokka Housing Block. Only France, Portugal …

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Venice Biennale 2016 German Pavilion Migration

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016 exhibition now open

The Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016 exhibition

Fifteen impressive examples of latest Finnish architecture are now exhibited under the title Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016. The selection can be viewed online in our new Finnish Architecture Navigator aka Navi or by visiting the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki between 15 June and 2 October, 2016. The exhibition highlights include the Opinmäki School and Learning Centre by Esa Ruskeepää (Espoo, 2015), …

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During the Biennale period between 28 May – 27 November 2016 the Finnish Pavilion will act as an event platform. Two public discussions will be organized; one in July and the second one in the fall, as well as various events organized by the winning competition teams. The event program started already on the first public opening day of the …

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Juha Leiviskä

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Meet the Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: ALA Architects

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ALA Architects participates in the Nordic pavilion exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. Their In Focus project is their breakthrough design for the Kilden Performing Arts Centre which was completed in Kristiansand, Norway, in 2011. We talked with ALA’s founding partners Samuli Woolston, Juho Grönholm and Antti Nousjoki about their interpretations and expectations of the Venice Biennale …

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