Inspired Nordic Approaches at the Venice Architecture Biennale20.6.2012 13:01
Finland participates in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia with two exhibitions presenting young talent from the Nordic countires. The Biennale, directed this year by David Chipperfield and titled Common Ground, will run in Venice from 29th August through 25th November 2012.
LIGHT HOUSES: ON THE NORDIC COMMON GROUND, Nordic Pavilion
The exhibition celebrates the jubilee of the Nordic Pavilion designed fifty years ago by the Pritzker Prize winning architect Sverre Fehn. Thirty-two architects born after 1962, the year the pavilion was designed – eleven from Finland and Sweden, and ten from Norway – have been invited to create a model of a conceptual “house” that reflects their personal philosophy of architecture. The exhibition also highlights topical social and environmental themes, looking at the sobering economic constraints and diminishing environmental resources that challenge architects all over the world in their efforts to achieve maximum quality in their designs.
The exhibition is curated by Professor Peter MacKeith and organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture in collaboration with The Swedish Museum of Architecture and The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Norway).
NEW FORMS IN WOOD, Finnish Pavilion
The exhibition celebrates the reopening of the newly restored Pavilion of Finland designed by Alvar Aalto. The show highlights the work of young Finnish architects who have used wood inventively in their recent works. Wood, the traditional building material, continues to fascinate Finnish architects, who are unleashing new creative potential through the use of modern technology and new treatment methods.
The exhibition is organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
LIGHT HOUSES: ON THE NORDIC COMMON GROUND
Finland, Norway and Sweden, Nordic Pavilion
NEW FORMS IN WOOD
Finland, Alvar Aalto Pavilion