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Alvar Aalto Medal judge Toshiko Mori talks about the legacy of modernism – Winner of the 13th medal will be announced on Sept. 12, 2017

Toshiko Mori giving a lecture at the House of Culture in February 2017. photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Alvar Aalto Medal. Professor Toshiko Mori visited Finland last February for jury deliberations and gave a lecture in Helsinki House of Culture. The Finnish maestro’s work has made a mark on the New York-based architect. “In 1976, just having graduated from Cooper Union School of Architecture, I was so saddened to hear …

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People-driven City seminar tickets at special price for friends of Archinfo Finland

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‘Lähiöfest2017’ – festival of neighbourhoods brings together Helsinki city departments, private companies, entrepreneurs, NGOs, activists, and citizens. The festival’s main event, People-driven City seminar at the University of Helsinki on Friday Sept. 29, presents international speakers and interesting cases, eg. the co-winner of Mies van der Rohe Award 2016, the Dutch architect Xander Vermeulen Windsant who will present the award-winning …

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Symposium: Positions – New Approaches towards Sustainable Design

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Aalto University, Department of Architecture Monday 11 Sept. 2017 Room A1, Otakaari 1X The symposium is held in English: The symposium aims to provide incentives for new and creative ways of thinking about sustainability in architectural design. To stimulate such new ways of thinking, the invited speakers will present concepts that go beyond conventional approaches and emphasize the potential of …

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The new life of a modern masterpiece – what next for Säynätsalo Town Hall?

Participants of the Säynätsalo workshop. photo: Mirkka Vidgrén / Alvar Aalto Foundation

”To have a life, this building has to work for the community, not be a museum”, concluded architect David Fixler at the closing discussion of the Säynätsalo Town Hall workshop. The highly esteemed architect specialising in heritage conservation and adaptive re-use was invited to give a lecture and comment on the workshop focusing on the future and possibilities of Alvar …

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The 2nd International City Regeneration Congress, Re-City 2017, in August – abstract deadline 30.4.

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Deadline for abstracts April 30, 2017 Re-City 2017, the 2nd International City Regeneration Congress, under the theme “(Im)Possible Cities” will be arranged in Tampere, Finland, on 24–25 August 2017. The Congress provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, students and practitioners in the fields of urban planning, architecture, traffic planning and logistics, ecology, urban history, informatics, health sciences, economics and business, …

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Understanding and Designing Place – Seminar on Architecture and Philosophy in Tampere on April 3

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April 3, 2017 at 11–18 Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture Rakennustalo Building, lecture hall RO 107   Understanding and Designing Place Seminar on Architecture and Philosophy PROGRAMME 11:15–11:20 Welcome and Opening Olli-Paavo Koponen, Professor, TUT School of Architecture 11:20–11:40 Making the Place a Home: On Means and Goals of Architectural Design Pekka Passinmäki, University Lecturer, PhD, architect, TUT …

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Atmospheres in Architectural Research and Education seminar in Tampere on 6 May, 2016

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Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture organises a topical one-day seminar titled Atmospheres in Architectural Research and Education on Friday, 6 May, 2016. Keynote speakers include a range of influential scholars in the field such as Juhani Pallasmaa and Klaske Havik. Online registration required by 2 May, 2016. Seminar programme 14.15–14.30 Panu Lehtovuori: Opening words Professor, TUT School of Architecture 14.30–15.00 …

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Call for Papers: The 8th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research

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Tampere University of Technology, School of Architecture, calls for papers for the 8th Annual Symposium of Architectural Research which will be organised in Tampere between 27th and 29th October, 2016. The symposium provides international keynote lectures, high quality research papers and a relaxed arena of encounter and discussion. Participation without a presentation or a paper is also possible. Languages of the …

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Forum Wood Building Nordic 2016 Conference in June at the Aalto University

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The forefront of architects, engineers, researchers and business leaders working on wood in architecture, construction, production and building will gather at the 5th Forum Wood Building Nordic conference which will be held at the Aalto University in Espoo between 15th and 17th June, 2016. The topics discussed at the 3-day conference range from emerging technologies and restoration to business cases and timber structures. Keynote speakers …

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