Organizations & policies
Within the Finnish Government, the Ministry of Education is responsible for developing educational, science, cultural, sport and youth policies and international cooperation in these fields. One of the tasks of the Ministry is to support cultural export.
Architectural policy in Finland: national policy and architectural policy in the regions and municipalities.
The Ministry of the Environment
The Ministry of the Environment develops and steers land use planning and construction aiming to create sound living environments.
National Board of Antiquities
The National Board of Antiquities preserves Finland's material cultural heritage, including the built environment.
The Finnish chapter of DOCOMOMO serves as an expert organization on Modernist architecture.
With more than 700 members, the Finnish National Committee of ICOM is one of the largest national divisions of the organization.
The Finnish committee of ICOMOS promotes critical discussion and information distribution related to building protection and restoration. (site only in Finnish)
The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library
In 1997 The Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library was registered as a charitable society. It is the responsible planner and designer of restoration of the Library building.
Finnish Association of Architects SAFA
The Finnish Association of Architects SAFA is a non-profit professional organization that actively promotes the interests of its members as well as architecture and high-quality living environments in general.
The Association of Finnish Architects' Offices ATL
The Association of Finnish Architects' Offices (ATL) is an independent organization monitoring and promoting the interests of the architectural industry. Its mission is to develop architectural services and thus improve the quality of construction and the environment.
The Building Information Foundation RTS
The Building Information Foundation RTS is a private, non-profit foundation whose task is to foster both good planning and building methods and good property management practices.
Finnish Museums Association
The Finnish Museums Association incorporates all professionally run museums in the country.
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) designated Helsinki as the World Design Capital for the year 2012.