Tag Archives: Helsinki

Architecture and Empathy seminar will discuss mirror neurons with Vittorio Gallese

Rut Bryk, Venetian Palace, 1955. Photo: Pirjo Honkasalo / Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation.

Celebrating the  centenaries of the births of Tapio Wirkkala (1915–1985) and Rut Bryk (1916–1999), two influential figures in Finnish design, the Tapio Wirkkala Rut Bryk Foundation invites to participate in their third jubilee seminar titled “Empathy in Architecture – Emotion and Embodied Simulation in Design” on 21 April 2015 in Helsinki. In addition to Dr. Prof. Vittorio Gallese , the …

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ALA’s Helsinki Central Library project proceeds

ALA Architects: Helsinki Central Library, scale model.

The Helsinki City Council has approved the project plans for the Central Library on its meeting on 28th January, 2015. ALA Architects’ library designs are based on the winning entry of an open architectural competition held in 2013. More information about the library architecture on ALA’s website: www.ala.fi/works/project/151-keskustakirjasto. More information about the library concept on the Helsinki Central Library project …

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JKMM’s designs for the new Amos Anderson Art Museum premises revealed

The new museum designed by JKMM Architects in Lasipalatsi. Image source: Amos Anderson Art Museum.

The distinguished Finnish art institution, The Amos Anderson Art Museum, has published the plans for its new premises designed by JKMM Architects. The new museum venues will be located in and below the gem of Finnish functionalism, the Lasipalatsi building (1936) in the heart of Helsinki. The exhibition spaces have been placed underneath the existing Lasipalatsi square which will be …

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The renovated Didrichsen Art Museum is flourishing in Revell’s architecture

The Didrichsen Art Museum, 2014. Photo: Rauno Träskelin.

The Didrichsen Art Museum in Helsinki has turned a new leaf. After repair and alteration works the museum reopened with an Edvard Munch exhibition. Paula Holmila writes about the renovated museum in the newest Finnish Architectural Review 6/2014. A Thriving Private Museum Paula Holmila The Didrichsen Art Museum has reopened after extensive refurbishment that aimed to make the museum more …

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Supernatural, amazing, fabulous


LUX Helsinki is a five-day festival of light taking place in the Helsinki centre during 4–8 January 2015. Architect Anne Tervo paid a visit to the festival and tells about her impressions. Supernatural, amazing, fabulous On Sunday evenings it’s normally quiet in the centre of Helsinki. Presently, however, there are people milling around as if it was a May Day …

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Museum of the History of the Polish Jews: Opening Festivities

Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects. Museum of History of Polish Jews, Warsaw, Poland. Photo: Wojciech Krynski

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw opened its doors to the public in spring 2013. The Museum is celebrating the opening of core exhibition of the museum from 28th to 30th October, 2014. The exhibition illustrates the thousand-year history of Polish Jews. As a parallel event, the Laituri gallery of Helsinki City Planning Department displays the plans, drawings and photographs by architect, professor Rainer …

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Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition web gallery opened


Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has opened an online gallery that displays all 1.715 submitted entries for Stage One of the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition. The gallery is located on the competition web site at designguggenheimhelsinki.org/stageonegallery. The gallery displays two snapshots and a short concept description (pdf format) of each entry. The entries can be searched by registration ID or tagged keywords. The user can save her or his favourites, and create …

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Record high interest in Helsinki Guggenheim, counter competition by NextHelsinki

Helsinki South Harbor seen from the North-West. Image source: nexthelsinki.org © Kaupunkimittausosasto and © Kaupunkisuunnitteluvirasto, Helsinki 2014.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has announced that the 1st phase of the  international, two-stage competition for the design of a proposed Guggenheim museum in Helsinki, Finland, has received 1,715 entries. The amount of competition proposals breaks the recent international architectural competition records both worldwide and in Finland: 1,557 entries for the Giza Museum in Egypt in 2002, 579 entries for the extension of the Serlachius Museum in Mänttä, …

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South of North: images from the Teurastamo exhibition


South of North network exhibits their mission and projects  at Teurastamo, Helsinki. The simple but clever pavilion is built of plastic potato crates reusable after the exhibition. The Meet & Greet event with the designers is on Saturday 6 September 2014 between 15:00–17:00 at the pavilion, address: Teurastamo, Työpajankatu 2, Helsinki. The exhibition is open during the Helsinki Design Week in …

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Open House Helsinki programme is out!

Photo: Nea Ilmevalta

OpenHouseHelsinki takes visitors into places which normally are not available to the public. This year’s programme for the event on 12–14 September 2014 has just been announced. OpenHouseHelsinki organizes guided walks in fascinating interior spaces, interesting parts of the city as well as old and new architectural points of interest. The walks are guided by designers and specialists. More info and …

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