Helsinki World Design Capital Pavilion (2011) by Pyry-Pekka Kantonen / Aalto Wood Program. Photo by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski, by courtesy of MFA.
Helsinki World Design Capital Pavilion (2011) by Pyry-Pekka Kantonen / Aalto Wood Program. Photo by Aki-Pekka Sinikoski, by courtesy of MFA.

The Annual Rings exhibition is touring: a selection of wooden buildings now in Washington D.C.

The Annual Rings touring exhibition with 14 projects of contemporary Finnish architecture in wood from the last two decades is now on display at the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C, USA. The touring exhibition comprises of hand-picked highlights from the Annual Rings exhibition which was on display in Helsinki between 8 October 2014 and 25 January, 2015. The exhibition is co-produced by The Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Aalto University Wood Program the comprehensive and experimental teaching of which attracts students of architecture, engineering and design from all over the world.

The Gösta Extension of the Serlachius Art Museum in Mänttä (2014). MX_SI Architects and Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty, by courtesy of MFA.

The Gösta Extension of the Serlachius Art Museum in Mänttä (2014). MX_SI Architects and Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects. Photo by Mikko Auerniitty, by courtesy of MFA.

The 14 exampes showcased now in Washington extend over two decades, starting from the breakthrough projects by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects and Heikkinen-Komonen Architects from the early 1990s to the Gösta extension of the Serlachius Art Museum by the Spanish X_SI Architectural studio and Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects, and the Puukuokka housing complex by Oopeaa, both completed in 2014. The embassy building is an architectural landmark in its own right. Designed by Heikkinen-Komonen Architects in 1994, it celebrated its 20th anniversary last November.

The Embassy of Finland building in Washington D.C. celebrated its 20th anniversary in November, 2014. Heikkinen-Komonen Architects, 1994, photo by Jussi Tiainen.

The Embassy of Finland building in Washington D.C. celebrated its 20th anniversary in November, 2014. Heikkinen-Komonen Architects, 1994, photo by Jussi Tiainen, by courtesy of the architects.

For more information about the Annual Rings touring exhibition in Washington D.C. please visit:
www.finland.org
www.mfa.fi/abroad

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