This summer, the Museum of Finnish Architecture devotes its gallery spaces to the sixth biennial review of Finnish architecture. The exhibition showcases a principal selection of recent architectural projects all completed between July 2011 and June 2013.
The jury was chaired by landscape architect Jenny B. Osuldsen representing Norway’s acclaimed Snøhetta practice. Her fellow jury members were architects Marko Kivistö and Sari Schulman. Expert advisory input was provided by Helena Soimakallio, Managing Director and CEO of the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers. The light and airy exhibition has been designed by architect Philip Tidwell, featuring videos by Jonni Roos and Raimo Uunila. Out of 99 submitted entries, the jury selected ten principal projects to be included in the review, accompanied by ten honorary mentions.
Finnish architecture reflects a thorough understanding of material and a precision and strong sense of detail.
— Jenny B. Osuldsen, chair of the Jury
The main exhibition is complemented with an outlook to the history of the biennial reviews at display in the small gallery of the museum. The museum will also organise various parallel events such as lectures and excursions. All the selected projects can be viewed at www.biennialreview.finnisharchitecture.fi.
The exhibition is open between 11 June 2014 and 28 September 2014 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki.
The review is co-organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Alvar Aalto Foundation/ Academy and the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA in collaboration with the Architecture Information Centre Finland.