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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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From Border to Home – where are we now?

Con MOI workshop at Ex Moi refugee village in Torino, Italy. photo: Marguerite Kahrl / Con MOI

How has Europe responded to the asylum seekers’ housing needs? Could integration be facilitated by means of architecture? The seminar held at Maunula House on 21 March provided examples from Austria and Italy and discussed Finland’s situation. A round-the-clock demonstration has been going on at the Helsinki Railway Square since the beginning of February. Asylum seekers have set up their …

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PES-Architects wins 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award for Innovation

Winner of the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Award for Innovation, Sino-Finnish Centre in Nanjing, China by PES-Architects.

PES-Architects have been awarded with the Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project special award for Innovation for the Sino-Finnish Economic, Trade and Cultural Cooperation Centre in Nanjing, China. The annual awards celebrate excellence in unbuilt or incomplete projects in eleven categories, in addition to which two special awards were granted this year. A total of over 220 proposals from almost 30 …

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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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Three Finnish projects among the Mies van der Rohe Award finalists!

Suvela Chapel by OOPEAA – Office for Peripheral Architecture shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Photo: Mika Huisman

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation announced today the shortlist of 40 projects competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Finland has an amazing three finalists: Opinmäki School by Esa Ruskeepää and two projects by Anssi Lassila’s OOPEAA, Suvela Chapel and Puukuokka Housing Block. Only France, Portugal and the UK – still member of the EU – …

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Venice Biennale Main Exhibition: Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. Slowness Dignified.

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Slowness dignified: The work of Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects. As the only Finnish participant, Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects were invited to take part in the main exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Architects Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman are known for their work in humanitarian architecture in, for instance, Senegal, Tanzania and India, and have received extensive international recognition for their work. …

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