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Urgencies lecture series starts at Kulttuurisauna, Helsinki

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Kulttuurisauna [Culture Sauna] in Helsinki will launch a new series of academic lectures about contemporary architecture and urbanism on Monday 2 February at 17:00. The first invited guest lecturers are Giovanni Piovene and Michele Marchetti, architects and founders of the San Rocco magazine, who will discuss Histories, Images, Categories. Please RSVP due to limited capacity at rsvp@nowoffice.org. Urgencies lecture series …

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ALA’s Helsinki Central Library project proceeds

ALA Architects: Helsinki Central Library, scale model.

The Helsinki City Council has approved the project plans for the Central Library on its meeting on 28th January, 2015. ALA Architects’ library designs are based on the winning entry of an open architectural competition held in 2013. More information about the library architecture on ALA’s website: www.ala.fi/works/project/151-keskustakirjasto. More information about the library concept on the Helsinki Central Library project …

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Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 now on display in Jyväskylä

JKMM Architects. Seinäjoki City Library "Apila". Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The selected highlights of the most recent Finnish architecture – Finnish Architecture. Biennial Review 2014 – are now exhibited in Jyväskylä. The exhibition is open at the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery during 23 January – 15 March 2015. After Jyväskylä, the many-sided exhibition, which was launched at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki in June 2014, will travel abroad. …

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Finnish Architectural Review 6/2014: Art Museums

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This year private art museums have been topical in Finland: Serlachius Museum Gösta’s Pavilion was opened in Mänttä, Amos Andersson Art Museum is planning new premises in the centre of Helsinki, and the small Didrichsen Art Museum renovated its premises originally designed by Viljo Revell and reopened with an Edvard Munch exhibition. In the Finnish media, however, all this has …

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Meet the Guggenheim Helsinki competition finalists on 16th Jan ’15

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

The shortlisted 6 finalists of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition will participate in a free public lecture about their philosophy and practice at the Scandic Grand Marina hotel, Helsinki, on Friday, the 16th of January 2015 at 14:00. As announced by Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the six architectural teams will be visiting the site of the proposed new museum and receive …

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Joe Ravetz on the future of cities at SYKE, Helsinki on 21 January 2015

Shanghai in sunset. Image source: flickr.com / djandydotcom.

Dr. Joe Ravetz (UK) will lecture about the future of cities and his new book Urban 3.0 at the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (Mechelininkatu 34 A, Helsinki) on Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 9.15. Joe Ravetz is Co-Director of the Centre for Urban Resilience & Energy at The University of Manchester. His main books include City-Region 2020 and the forthcoming …

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Wood Winter Seminar at Aalto University 22 Jan ’15

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Aalto University’s Wood working group invites to participate in a Winter Seminar titled Building Material Futures on Thursday 22nd January 2015 in Auditorium A1, Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi, Espoo. The seminar aims to explore how timber will play a part in a more human-centred, resource efficient future. The programme will include two keynote talks as well as presentations covering a variety topics relating …

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Call for Papers: International Symposium on Architectural Education

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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar invites to participate in the 5th international symposium on architectural education and its fields of research. The symposium titled Architecture Builds Knowledge takes place between 13–14 November 2015 at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany. The organisers welcome contributions from all disciplines from art teachers, psychologists, architects, everybody who mediates architecture, museum educators, scientists, PhD students, to political decision makers concerned …

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ALA’s extension for the Kuopio City Theatre featured on archi.ru

ALA Architects. Extension and restoration of the Kuopio City Theatre (2014). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The widely known Russian architecture online publication archi.ru has published an extensive review titled “Ready to Start” about the recent project by ALA Architects for the restoration and extension of Kuopio City Theatre. Architect Tarja Nurmi has paid several visits to Kuopio and carefully studied the renewed theatre from the perspectives of both the visiting audience and the professional challenges of contemporary theatre design. Nurmi writes appreciatively about the highly …

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