Miina Jutila

Position at Aalto University: Postdoctoral Researcher in Landscape Architecture, deadline Aug. 22

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Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture invites applications for POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER in Landscape Architecture or related fields For a 2-year period starting in October 2017 or as agreed. The position is connected to a newly-established professorship of Landscape Architecture. The postdoctoral researcher’s main duties include research, collaborating with the professor and other research staff of the department, participating …

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The new life of a modern masterpiece – what next for Säynätsalo Town Hall?

Participants of the Säynätsalo workshop. photo: Mirkka Vidgrén / Alvar Aalto Foundation

”To have a life, this building has to work for the community, not be a museum”, concluded architect David Fixler at the closing discussion of the Säynätsalo Town Hall workshop. The highly esteemed architect specialising in heritage conservation and adaptive re-use was invited to give a lecture and comment on the workshop focusing on the future and possibilities of Alvar …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 2/2017: school buildings and women in architecture

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The latest issue of Arkkitehti – Finnish Architectural Review talks about school architecture and sheds light on Finland’s long history of women practicing architecture. Schools are constantly evolving. The positive trend of the new school architecture being of high quality and vibrant has been generally overshadowed in the media by the moisture and indoor air quality problems in older school …

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Workshop for discussing the future of Alvar Aalto’s masterpiece, Säynätsalo Town Hall, 7–8 June 2017

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SÄYNÄTSALO TOWN HALL WORKSHOP – MODERN MASTERPIECE IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY 7–8 JUNE 2017, Säynätsalo, Finland Alvar Aalto Academy invites researchers and practitioners involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods, to participate in the Säynätsalo Town Hall Workshop – Modern Masterpiece in Contemporary Society. The event is arranged by the Alvar Aalto Academy …

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From Border to Home – where are we now?

Con MOI workshop at Ex Moi refugee village in Torino, Italy. photo: Marguerite Kahrl / Con MOI

How has Europe responded to the asylum seekers’ housing needs? Could integration be facilitated by means of architecture? The seminar held at Maunula House on 21 March provided examples from Austria and Italy and discussed Finland’s situation. A round-the-clock demonstration has been going on at the Helsinki Railway Square since the beginning of February. Asylum seekers have set up their …

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The Finnish Architectural Review 1/2017: Modernism, time, patina

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The latest issue of Arkkitehti – the Finnish Architectural Review discusses the principles and practices of the renovation of modernism. The vast majority of Finland’s building stock is modernist architecture built since the country became independent in 1917. These buildings will in the coming years increasingly be restored, repaired, altered, expanded and even demolished. Arkkitehti begins the centenary anniversary of …

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The 2nd International City Regeneration Congress, Re-City 2017, in August – abstract deadline 30.4.

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Deadline for abstracts April 30, 2017 Re-City 2017, the 2nd International City Regeneration Congress, under the theme “(Im)Possible Cities” will be arranged in Tampere, Finland, on 24–25 August 2017. The Congress provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of urban planning, architecture, traffic planning and logistics, ecology, urban history, informatics, health sciences, economics and business, …

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PES-Architects wins 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award for Innovation

Winner of the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award for Innovation, Sino-Finnish Centre in Nanjing, China by PES-Architects.

PES-Architects have been awarded with the Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project special award for Innovation for the Sino-Finnish Economic, Trade and Cultural Cooperation Centre in Nanjing, China. The annual awards celebrate excellence in unbuilt or incomplete projects in eleven categories, in addition to which two special awards were granted this year. A total of over 220 proposals from almost 30 …

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