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:      

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21st century churches exhibited in Munich, Germany


“Finnish architecture is in vogue” writes the leading German architecture magazine Detail in their review of an exhibition of 21st century church architecture from Finland. The exhibition is on display at the DG gallery (Deutsche Gesellschaft für christliche Kunst) in Munich, Germany between 13 September and 5 December 2014. The selection entitled Materiality and the Magic of Light – Churches and Chapels in Finland since 2000 …

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Record high interest in Helsinki Guggenheim, counter competition by NextHelsinki

Helsinki South Harbor seen from the North-West. Image source: © Kaupunkimittausosasto and © Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto, Helsinki 2014.

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 Egypt in 2002, 579 entries for the extension of the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, …

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My Kuopio workshop at ANTI festival 24–25 September 2014

ANTI festival 2014. Lenine Bourke, Walking Neighbourhood.
Photo: Lenine Bourke

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 festival programme in 2014 has been topped with the viewpoint of …

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South of North: images from the Teurastamo exhibition


South of North network exhibits their mission and projects  at Teurastamo, Helsinki. The simple but clever pavilion is built of plastic potato crates reusable after the exhibition. The Meet & Greet event with the designers is on Saturday 6 September 2014 between 15:00–17:00 at the pavilion, address: Teurastamo, Työpajankatu 2, Helsinki. The exhibition is open during the Helsinki Design Week in …

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Suomi Seven exhibition opens in Frankfurt

Suomi Seven 4.9.2014

We are happy to share some fresh images directly from today’s opening of the Suomi Seven. Emerging Architects from Finland exhibition at Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM, Frankfurt. Photos by Mikko Laak / Architecture Information Centre Finland.

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Suomi Seven: young and new architecture exhibited at DAM Frankfurt

Chapel of St. Lawrence in Vantaa by Avanto Architects is one of the featured projects in the exhibition. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

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 Finland’s most promising up-and-coming architectural talents born in the 1970s …

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Open House Helsinki programme is out!

Photo: Nea Ilmevalta

OpenHouseHelsinki takes visitors into places which normally are not available to the public. This year’s programme for the event on 12–14 September 2014 has just been announced. OpenHouseHelsinki organizes guided walks in fascinating interior spaces, interesting parts of the city as well as old and new architectural points of interest. The walks are guided by designers and specialists. More info and …

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Meet the South of North designers

Econef Children's Center.

Parallel event of the Helsinki Design Week exhibition opening: South of North Designers on Site on Saturday 6 September 2014 at 15:00–17:00 at Teurastamo, Työpajankatu 2, Helsinki. Selected project presentations Gyaw Gyaw, Norway: Building on the Thai-Brumese Border Komitu Architects, Finland: Promoting Bamboo in Cambodia Lönnqvist Vanamo Architects, Sweden – Asante Architecture & Design, Sweden: Econef Children’s Center to Tanzania Rå Arkitektur, …

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Rossana Hu lectures Wed 3 Sept 2014 at the Museum of Finnish Architecture

Architect Rossana Hu will lecture at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, on Wednesday 3 Sept '14 at 18:00.

Architect Rossana Hu, a founding partner of Shanghai–based Neri&Hu, lectures at the Museum of Finnish Architecture on Wednesday 3 September at 18:00. Neri&Hu is known as an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice. Besides providing architecture and master planning services the office is known by their interior-, graphic-, and product design projects. Rossana Hu and her partner Lyndon Neri are named Wallpaper* Magazine’s Designer …

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