Tag Archives: Helsinki

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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The newest issue of Bauwelt showcases the new Helsinki

Bauwelt 18/2016 features Helsinki. Photo: Aino Salmi

The well-known German-language architecture magazine Bauwelt examines the urban transformation of Helsinki. The theme issue 18/2016 examines the rapidly developing urban areas of Arabianranta, Jätkäsaari and Kalasatama and talks with architect Mikko Aho, Director of Planning at the Helsinki City Planning Department. In addition, the magazine presents the cutting-edge WoodCity and the Low2No developments and two innovative housing projects: the Tila open-building pilot project by Talli Architects and the Helsingin Malta co-housing project by ARK-house …

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Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects: Slowness Dignified. Public lecture on 11 May, 2016

KWIECO Shelter House, Moshi, Tanzania. Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects / Ukumbi NGO, 2015. Photo: Juha Ilonen.

With reference to Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects’ forthcoming presentation at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 main exhibition, architect Saija Hollmén will give a public lecture at the Museum of Finnish Architecture on Wednesday 11 May, 2016, at 18:00. The lecture titled Slowness Dignified will discuss the firm’s architectural ideas, working methods and projects. Ms. Saija Hollmén will lecture in English; Museum admission fee 8/4/0 €.

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Rasmus Wærn in Architecture Speaks on Wednesday 27th January, 2016

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The intriguing Architecture Speaks lecture series composed by the newly appointed professor of architectural principles and theory Jenni Reuter at the Aalto University Department of Architecture will open with two lectures by Rasmus Wærn on Wednesday 27th January, 2016. The morning lecture at 10:00 at the Aalto Department of Architecture (Miestentie 3, Otaniemi, Espoo) questions: Is architecture necessary? And what …

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Rasmus Wærn and Hélène Binet open the Architecture Speaks lecture series

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The Department of Architecture at Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture celebrates the newly apponted professor of architectural principles and theory Jenni Reuter with an inspiring  lecture series of 12 internationally recognized professionals of architecture. The Architecture Speaks series will span over 2016–2017 and open on Wednesday, 27th January, 2016, with two lectures by Rasmus Wærn. The next …

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David Basulto’s Lecture in Helsinki: Internet, Architecture & Opportunities 

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  “For me architecture goes beyond buildings, and I see it as a way of thinking that provides you with tools to understand our world from different scales.” -David Basulto http://www.archdaily.com/ David Basulto is the Founder and Editor in Chief of ArchDaily. He created one of the most successful and wide reaching web based architectural medias of this time. In …

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Moreau Kusunoki Architects’ proposal wins the Guggenheim Helsinki competition

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The organisers and the 11-member jury of the open, international design competition for a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki have just announced that the winning proposal of the competition is “Art in the City” / GH-04380895, locally nicknamed as the “Beacon”.  The design team behind the winner is Moreau Kusunoki Architectes. Mark Wigley, the Chair of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design …

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Summer fun in, under and around the Säie Pavilion in Helsinki

The Säie Pavilion is located between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Design Museum in Helsinki. Photo: Anni Vartola.

This summer, the annual special project of Aalto University Wood Program is called Säie. The construction on the Museum of Finnish Architecture backyard experiments with wooden lattice structures and complex 3D elements. Most essentially, it will host plenty of weekly programme from yoga to concerts and workshops. The Säie Pavilion and the summer exhibition Down the Stairs to a Shady …

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The Re-Creation installation transforms the Esplanade Park into a hotspot of architecture-related activities

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There will be something architectural going on in the Esplanade Park at the heart of Helsinki centre this summer. The two, small, odd-looking structures, designed by architect Anssi Lassila (OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture) and formally titled Re-Creation. The Resilience of Architecture, have just been opened for public and will be on display in Helsinki’s Esplanade Park until 13 September, …

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