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Schelling Architectural Theory Award 2014 to Juhani Pallasmaa

Antonello Alici, Juhani Pallasmaa and Fulvio Irace in Milan on 26 February 2014. Photo: Claudia Castaldi.

The Schelling Architecture Foundation has awarded professor Juhani Pallasmaa (b. 1936 in Hämeenlinna, Finland) the Architectural Theory Award 2014. The jury awarded the prize to the Finnish architect, writer, publisher, lecturer and critic for his life’s contribution to architectural culture, and especially for his impassioned studies of the phenomenological approach. By viewing architecture as a defender of the authenticity of human experience, …

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Finlandia Prize for Architecture 2014: Sixten Korkman propagating for a high-quality built environment

Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw 2013. Rainer Mahlamäki / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Photo by Pawel Paniczko.

The Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) has awarded our nation’s first Finlandia Prize for Architecture to the Museum of the History of Polish Jews, located in Warsaw, Poland, which was completed in 2013. The chief architect of the building is Professor Rainer Mahlamäki of the architecture firm Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Architecture Information Centre Finland discussed with professor of economics …

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MX_SI’s Gösta pavilion featured on Dezeen

Gösta's Pavilion by MX_SI shortlisted for SAFA's Finlandia Prize for Architecture. Photo: Pedro Pegenaute.

Dezeen magazine has published an article with some delicious photographs by Pedro Pegenaute about the Gösta pavilion designed by Spanish MX_SI for the Serlachius Museums in Mänttä, Finland. The pavilion is also shortlisted for the Finlandia Prize for Architecture established by the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA. The winner will be announced next week on Tuesday, 4 November 2014 in Helsinki. See for yourself: www.dezeen.com/2014/10/27/mx_si-contemporary-art-museum-gosta-serlachius-extension-finland-wooden-facade.

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Johanna Hurme’s 5468796 Architecture wins Future Project of the Year 2014

Competition entry by 5468796 Architecture, Atelier Anonymous and number TEN architectural group for the Art Gallery of Great Victoria, Canada.

Architect Johanna Hurme, principal of the Winnipeg-based architecture studio 5468796 Architecture has been awarded the prestigious Future Project of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore on 3rd October 2014. Ms. Hurme (b. 1975 in Helsinki, Finland) studied architecture at University of Manitoba, Faculty of Architecture in Winnipeg, Canada. She received her B.Arch. degree in 1999 and completed her M.Arch. degree in 2002. Finland is part …

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Komitu receives honorable mention in the Re-thinking Future Awards 2014 competition

Kouk Khleang Youth Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Susanna Alatalo.

Komitu – a group of Finnish architects and architecture students – has been awarded with an honorable mention for their Kouk Khleang Youth Centre in the international Re-thinking the Future Awards competition 2014. The award is to acknowledge the climate responsive work done by architects, landscape architects, urban designers, planners and creative people from all over the world. The youth centre was opened in Phnom …

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Archimedes’ principle: Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects

Arctia Shipping Headquarters, Helsinki 2013, by K2S Architects. Photo: Mika Huisman.

The buoyantly big floating office of Arctia Headquarters by K2S Architects has won well-deserved acclaim, most recently the Popular Choice prize in the Office Building Low Rise (1-4 Floors) category of Architizer A+ Awards 2014. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review, we are happy to re-published architect Juha Ilonen’s perceptive essay about the building, which was published in the Finnish Architectural Review, …

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A conversation with Bjarke Ingels and ALA Architects

Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway (ALA Architects 2012). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

One of the most well-known works of young, contemporary Finnish architecture is the Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects. Recently, Kilden was nominated as the Jury Winner in the Theatres & Performing Arts Centers category in the Architizer A+ Awards 2014. By courtesy of the Finnish Architectural Review, we are happy to re-published a topical interview with Bjarke …

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Two Finnish winners in the 2014 A+ Awards

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Finnish architecture has received two prizes in the 2014 international Architizer A+  Awards competition. Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects was the Jury Winner in the Theatres & Performing Arts Centers category. Arctia Headquarters in Helsinki, Finland by K2S Architects was the Popular Choice Winner in the Office Building Low Rise (1-4 Floors) category. Both prizes add to the continuum of recent international …

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