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Finnish architects featured
at La Biennale Architettura 2018 main exhibition

The neo-loft concept of the Tila block of flats in Arabianranta, Helsinki lets the dwellers design and build the insides of their homes according to their wishes. The concept was conceived by Talli Architecture & Design. photo: Stefan Bremer

Talli Architecture & Design has been invited to the Venice Biennale main exhibition ‘Freespace’. The practices participating in the exhibition were chosen by the main curator duo Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell. Talli Architecture & Design is best known for the block of loft flats ‘Tila’ completed in Helsinki’s Arabianranta district some ten years ago. The concept adopted the principles …

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A Conversation: Juhani Pallasmaa and Peter Zumthor

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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 free of charge. The venue is predicted to be full …

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Finnish Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018
to Explore Libraries

Top floor of the future Helsinki Central Library by ALA Architects.

Finland’s representation at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia responds to the theme ’Freespace’ by transforming the Alvar Aalto Pavilion of Finland into a temporary library space. The exhibition explores the development of Finnish library architecture and looks towards libraries of the future. It centres around the construction of the new Helsinki Central Library designed by …

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Finnish architecture at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

Collage of the four Finnish projects displayed at the Nordic Pavilion in 2016: Kilden (ALA Architects, photo Iwan Baan); Puukuokka (OOPEAA, photo Mikko Auerniitty); Finnish Nature Centre Haltia (Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, photo Mika Huisman); Seinäjoki City Library (JKMM Architects, photo Tuomas Uusheimo).

Finland has a strong presence at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. The Finnish pavilion will host the From Border to Home competition challenge, process, and outcomes. The exhibition and its parallel programme, curated by architect Marco Steinberg and commissioned by Juulia Kauste, director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, explores solutions to the challenge of housing asylum-seekers and discusses ways to …

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Season’s greetings

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Archinfo Finland wishes happy end-of-the-year celebrations Welcome to visit us in our new home at Malminkatu, Helsinki starting from January 2, 2018.

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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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Architecture Speaks lectures in 2017–2018

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8.11. Vincent de Rijk 15.11. Christof Mayer / Raumlabor Berlin 29.11. Donatella Fioretti / Bruno Fioretti Marquez Architekten 17.1. keskustelu: Juhani Pallasmaa ja Peter Zumthor 7.2. Petra Gipp 21.3. Carlos Castanheira The lecture series curated by Aalto University’s Associate Professor of Architectural Principles and Theory Jenni Reuter continues this year. The lectures will take place both at Aalto University in …

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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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