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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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Arkkitehtityöhuone APRT´s Spectator Stand and Multipurpose Building ‘Railo’ awarded Finlandia Prize for Architecture

Spectator Stand and Multipurpose Building Railo in Rovaniemi. Image Aaro Artto

The winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2016 selected by former Prime Minister Paavo Lipponen is the spectator stand and multipurpose building ‘Railo’ in the Sports Arena in Rovaniemi, northern Finland. Completed in 2015, the structure located near the city centre was designed by Arkkitehtityöhuone APRT Oy. The prize was received by the chief architect Aaro Artto at a …

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Our new NAVI architecture database is now open

Finnish Architecture Navigator screen capture

The Architecture Information Centre Finland has launched a brand new online service which assists you in navigating top projects of Finnish architecture. The map-based Finnish Architecture Navigator, NAVI in short, provides basic data about both the architects and the buildings’ historical details, topped with photographs and architectural drawings. You can share the projects on Facebook and Twitter and bookmark your …

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016 exhibition now open

The Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016 exhibition

Fifteen impressive examples of latest Finnish architecture are now exhibited under the title Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2016. The selection can be viewed online in our new Finnish Architecture Navigator aka Navi or by visiting the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki between 15 June and 2 October, 2016. The exhibition highlights include the Opinmäki School and Learning Centre by Esa Ruskeepää (Espoo, 2015), …

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Studio Puisto’s Dream Hotel at the Romanian Design Week 2016

Dream Hotel is located in a converted office building in Tampere. Design Studio Puisto. Photo: Marc Goodwin.

The 4th Romanian Design Week takes place in Bucharest between 21 May and 5 June, 2016. This year, the exhibition discusses liveable cites and new ways of planning with special focus on the Nordic countries. The Uusi Kaupunki (New Urban) collective, which is composed of 14 young Finnish architectural firms, represents Finland with the Dream Hotel project by Studio Puisto (2014). The hotel is an upscale …

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The newest issue of Bauwelt showcases the new Helsinki

Bauwelt 18/2016 features Helsinki. Photo: Aino Salmi

The well-known German-language architecture magazine Bauwelt examines the urban transformation of Helsinki. The theme issue 18/2016 examines the rapidly developing urban areas of Arabianranta, Jätkäsaari and Kalasatama and talks with architect Mikko Aho, Director of Planning at the Helsinki City Planning Department. In addition, the magazine presents the cutting-edge WoodCity and the Low2No developments and two innovative housing projects: the Tila open-building pilot project by Talli Architects and the Helsingin Malta co-housing project by ARK-house …

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Finnish architectural expertise recognized in Iran

Kouk Khleang Youth Center is located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Construction of the center was finished in January 2014. Photo by Susanna Alatalo.

The Finnish Komitu Architects have received an international Energy Globe Award for their youth center project in Cambodia. The award was presented in Tehran on 19 January 2016. The Kouk Khleang Youth Center designed and implemented by Komitu Architects was completed in January 2014. It is located on the outskirts of the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Local organizations and residents …

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Hanna Harris Appointed Director of The Architecture Information Centre Finland

Hanna Harris is the new director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Photo by Aleksi Niemelä.

Hanna Harris has been appointed as the Director of the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Her term begins on 15.2.2016 when the current director Tiina Valpola retires. Valpola will continue to serve the Centre in an advisory capacity. The Architecture Information Centre Finland (Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskus) began its operations in 2013 as an organisation providing expertise, establishing collaborative opportunities and acting as an intermediary in its …

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