Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

History in the Making: Baltic Pavilion in Venice Biennale

Venice 2016 Baltic Pavilion

Encounters in Venice: Opening of the Baltic Pavilion on Friday 28th of May. For the first time in 80 years Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are presented via a shared exhibition, put together by an ambitious group of curators from all of the three countries: Kārlis Bērziņš, Jurga Daubaraitė, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraitytė, Niklāvs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zariņa, and …

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Venice Biennale: Opening of the Nordic Pavilion

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Encounters in Venice: multiple of the Finnish architects included in the Nordic Pavilion’s exhibition were present for the opening on Thursday 26th of May. Finland has a strong presence in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face -exhibition with four projects presented in depth and 46 other projects included in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face –exhibition. This years …

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Venice Biennale: Opening of the Finnish Pavilion

Venice Biennale Finnish Pavilion 2016

Encounters in Venice: Exhibition Opening of the Finnish Pavilion on Thursday 26th of May. Commissioner Juulia Kauste, curator Marco Steinberg, Tuula Pöyhiä from the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Ambassador of Finland in Italy, Mr. Janne Taalas gave opening speeches to the vast crowd gathered in the yard in front of the Finnish Pavilion. Among the guests were tens of familiar …

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Teams behind the ideas of the From Border To Home exhibition

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The team members of five of the seven teams behind the From Border to Home proposals presented themselves at the Finnish pavilion on Wednesday 26 May, 2016.  The two further teams –Helsinki Kasbah Combine with Harri Ahokas, Tomi Laine, Akseli Leinonen, Nikolai Rautio, Matias Saresvuo, assisted by Pia Rautiainen and Pekka Huima, as well as Society Lab with Cecilia Danieli, …

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In Therapy? Preview to the Nordic Pavilion exhibition

David Basulto and James Taylor Foster at the Nordic Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Photo: Inari Virkkala.

Our correspondant in Venice, architect Inari Virkkala, has met the core team behind the exhibition at the Nordic Pavillion: curator David Basulto and assistant curator James Taylor Foster from Archdaily, and Karin Åberg Waern, the comissioner from ArkDes, the Swedish centre for architecture and design. The team share some insights to the In Therapy exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion. Encounters in …

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From Border to Home – Preview to the Finnish Pavilion

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Encounters in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Preview to Finnish Pavilion. In the middle of the last minute preparations, the team behind the Finnish Pavilion took a few minutes to talk of the exhibition. Comissioner Juulia Kauste and curator Marco Steinberg highlight here the themes and the background of the exhibition. The Finnish pavilion Alvar Aalto at the 15th International …

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Words of Wisdom: National – International by Alvar Aalto (1967)

Alvar Aalto studies the model of Zürich Altstetten parish centre in 1967.

The curator of the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale, Alejandro Aravena, has called for architects to address architecture’s social power. In response to this mission, many of the exhibitions at the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale are presenting themes, projects and strategies that have both great national significance and potentially global impact. Alvar Aalto (1898–1972) wrote a commentary titled “National – International” for a special …

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Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Anssi Lassila

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Our video interviews with the Finnish participants of the 15th International Architecture Biennale continues with architect SAFA Anssi Lassila. The Puukuokka housing block by Lassila’s OOPEAA is one of the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Finland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Meet the Makers video series Interview – Anni Vartola Camera, …

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Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Rainer Mahlamäki

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Architecture Information Centre Finland continues the Meet the Makers video interviews with Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, architect SAFA. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects is one of the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Finland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Meet the Makers video series Interview – Anni Vartola Camera, Editing …

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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Finnish pavilion in Venice

Building the Finnish Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 1956. © Museum of Finnish Architecture.

This summer marks not only the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice but the 60th anniversary of the Finnish pavilion. The pavilion was designed by Alvar Aalto in 1955–56 with the intention that it could be dismantled and stored away in-between the biennales. Because of some mishaps during the construction of the prefabricated wooden wall and roof units, this idea never realised. By courtesy of …

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