Miina Jutila

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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Understanding and Designing Place – Seminar on Architecture and Philosophy in Tampere on April 3

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April 3, 2017 at 11–18 Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture Rakennustalo Building, lecture hall RO 107   Understanding and Designing Place Seminar on Architecture and Philosophy PROGRAMME 11:15–11:20 Welcome and Opening Olli-Paavo Koponen, Professor, TUT School of Architecture 11:20–11:40 Making the Place a Home: On Means and Goals of Architectural Design Pekka Passinmäki, University Lecturer, PhD, architect, TUT …

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Three Finnish projects among the Mies van der Rohe Award finalists!

Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA – Office for Peripheral Architecture shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Photo: Mika Huisman

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced today the shortlist of 40 projects competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Finland has an amazing three finalists: Opinmäki School by Esa Ruskeepää and two projects by Anssi Lassila’s OOPEAA, Suvela Chapel and Puukuokka Housing Block. Only France, Portugal and the UK – still member of the EU – …

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