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    A Conversation: Juhani Pallasmaa and Peter Zumthor

    17 Jan. 2018 at 18:00 Dipoli, Otakaari 24, Espoo The legendary encounter between the two Grand Old Men of architecture is organised by Aalto University’s Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in the framework of the Architecture Speaks! lecture series. The event is open to all and …

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Finnish rooftop sauna open in the heart of London

photo: Valentina Casalini

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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Award-winning restoration of Eliel Saarinen’s church in Estonia revives the tradition of architectural cooperation between the sister nations

St. Paul's Church. photo: Jari Jetsonen

During its hundred years of existence, St. Paul’s Church in Tartu has experienced a lot, from almost falling into ruins after wartime bombings to being used as a Soviet sports museum. Now the church has been repaired to match its original glory. The extensive restoration and renovation project continues the tradition of early 20th century Finnish architects working actively on …

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Walls Talk? seminar discusses architecture media – keynote from ArchDaily’s James Taylor-Foster

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WALLS TALK? Seminar on architecture communication and media October 12 at 16:30–19:30 Rakennustieto, Malminkatu 16 A, 8th floor Architecture and urban planning play a significant role in people’s everyday lives, but is it visible in the media? Welcome to meet media experts and discuss the future of architecture communication! The seminar focuses on the media around architecture, different ways of …

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The Finnish Association of Women Architects Architecta celebrates its 75 year jubilee

Architecta's excursion to Denmark in 1951. photo: Salme Setälä / Architecta’s archives, The National Archives

Finland has been a forerunner of gender equality in architecture education: the first woman graduated as architect in Helsinki already in the 19th century. Pirkko-Liisa Schulman, Chair of Architecta, talks about the birth of the association and its activities since 1942. The article has been published in the Finnish Architectural Review 2/2017. In celebration of its 75 year jubilee Architecta …

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Alvar Aalto Medal judge Toshiko Mori talks about the legacy of modernism – Winner of the 13th medal will be announced on Sept. 12, 2017

Toshiko Mori giving a lecture at the House of Culture in February 2017. photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Alvar Aalto Medal. Professor Toshiko Mori visited Finland last February for jury deliberations and gave a lecture in Helsinki House of Culture. The Finnish maestro’s work has made a mark on the New York-based architect. “In 1976, just having graduated from Cooper Union School of Architecture, I was so saddened to hear …

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