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  • Paimio Sanatorium receives a significant Getty grant for conservation

    Paimio Sanatorium receives a significant Getty grant for conservation

    Alvar Aalto’s Paimio Sanatorium (1933) is among the ten modern buildings selected to receive funding under the philantrophic grant initiative Keeping It Modern by The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles. According the Alvar Aalto Foundation press release, the architectural conservation grant of $180,000 will be used for a comprehensive conservation management plan – ... Read More »
  • Newtopias seminar in Espoo: Keynote by Winy Maas

    Newtopias seminar in Espoo: Keynote by Winy Maas

    Updated programme Quo Vadis Architectura? 10th Nils Erik Wickberg Lectures 2014 What is the role of Utopias in art, design, architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture today? Keynote: Winy Maas / MVRDV. Tuesday 23.9.2014 at 8:30-18:30, Dipoli Auditorio, Otaniemi, Espoo. Event announcement on Aalto University web site: architecture.aalto.fi/en/current/events/wickberg2014.       Read More »
  • Suomi Seven: young and new architecture exhibited at DAM Frankfurt

    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 ... Read More »
  • My Kuopio workshop at ANTI festival 24–25 September 2014

    My Kuopio workshop at ANTI festival 24–25 September 2014

    The ANTI Contemporary Art Festival celebrates its 13th festival autumn in Kuopio, Finland. This year, the focus is on children and teenagers, both as an artistic theme and as active participants in the production. The international art festival presenting live, sonic, visual and text-based art is recognised for site-specific works made for public space. The abundant ... Read More »
  • Finnish Architecture: How Should We Call It?

    Finnish Architecture: How Should We Call It?

    Marina Bermejo, a student of architecture from Spain, spent an academic year as an exchange student at the Oulu University, Faculty of Architecture recently. As a part of her studies, she explored the meaning of cultural significance as defined in the Madrid Document 2011 in terms of contemporary Finnish architecture. This article is an excerpt of her essay ... Read More »
  • Record high interest in Helsinki Guggenheim, counter competition by NextHelsinki

    Record high interest in Helsinki Guggenheim, counter competition by NextHelsinki

    The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has announced that the 1st phase of the  international, two-stage competition for the design of a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland, has received 1,715 entries. The amount of competition proposals breaks the recent international architectural competition records both worldwide and in Finland: 1,557 entries for the Giza Museum in ... Read More »