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Lahdelma & Mahlamäki’s Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe prize 2015

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

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland, by Lahdelma Mahlamäki Architects has been shortlisted for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The museum building was awarded with the first ever Finlandia Prize for Architecture in November 2014. The five finalists will be announced in London by the end …

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Erik Bryggman seminar: Italia la Bella on 13 Feb ’15 in Turku

Erik Bryggman. The Resurrection Chapel in Turku (1941). Source: Wikimedia Commons © Kotivalo CC-BY-SA-3.0

Bryggman Institute in Turku invites to participate in a seminar about Italian influences on Finland on Friday 13th February 2015. Seminar languages are Finnish, Swedish and English according to the speaker. Speakers include e.g. professor Luigi de Anna from University of Turku, and Dr. Silvia Micheli, postdoctoral Research Fellow from University of Queensland’s School of Architecture. The full programme of …

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Architecture Day 2015: Alvar Aalto Medal to Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano

Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto receive the Alvar Aalto Medal in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. Photo: Juho Haavisto / MFA.

The Architecture Day, which marks Alvar Aalto’s birthday on 3rd February, was celebrated with an open seminar and the award ceremony of the prestigious Alvar Aalto Medal at the Helsinki City Hall yesterday. The Alvar Aalto Medal, now presented for the 12th time, was awarded to the Spanish architect duo Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano. The work of Nieto and …

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The Finnish Architecture Navigator launched

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Architecture Information Centre Finland (Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskus) opens a new information and location service Finnish Architecture Navigator to mark the Architecture Day 2015 on Alvar Aalto’s birthday 3rd February. The site navi.finnisharchitecture.fi contains photographs, drawings, location information and key facts about selected projects designed by Finnish architects around the world. The pilot version launches with the Finnish Architecture Biennial Review 2014 …

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Europe City seminar on schools as public spaces at MFA on Wednesday 4 Feb 2015

Verstas Architects: Saunalahti School, Espoo (2012). Photo: Andreas Meichsner.

The Museum of Finnish Architecture invites to participate in a forthcoming Europe City seminar that discusses schools as public urban space.  How can school buildings serve the public as a venue for community meetings and recreational activities? The seminar will take place at the Museum in Helsinki on Wednesday 4th February, 2015 at 14:00–16:00. The event language is English, admission is …

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Esa Ruskeepää chosen to design Bildungshaus Wolfsburg in Germany

Esa Ruskeepää Architects. Bildunghaus Wolfsburg, view from Klieversberg Park.

Architect Esa Ruskeepää has been chosen to design the new city library and education centre in Wolfsburg, Germany. The 16 500 m2 Bildungshaus will be located by the Klieversberg Park close to the Wolfsburg Kulturhaus designed by Alvar Aalto in 1962; and across from Hans Scharoun’s City Theatre from 1973 on the other side of the park. Esa Ruskeepää (b. …

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“Ovation for a Finnish reprise”, says A10’s newest cover

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The cross-european architecture magazine A10 seems to be impressed by the restoration and extension of Kuopio City Theatre by ALA Architects. The project has made it to the cover of A10’s newest issue #61/2015. The review is written by A10’s long-term Finnish correspondent, architect Tarja Nurmi. Further project information is available at ALA Architects’ office website. Further information about A10: …

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A daydreamer’s dream: Kaisa House by AOA featured at AR

Kaisa House, Helsinki University main library , Helsinki. Anttinen Oiva Architects, 2012. Photo: Archinfo /AV.

The Architectural Review has visited the new Kaisa House, students’ library of the University of Helsinki, designed by Anttinen Oiva Architects. Tom Wilkinson’s perceptive and competent critique explores the building and discusses the city of Helsinki where “the wonderful Aalto and the lamentable Holl have both built weirdly” and where “the Finns may soon get what they really don’t want …

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ALA’s Juho Grönholm interviewed at Architizer

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

Architizer has had a quick and witty word with architect Juho Grönholm, one of the founding partners of ALA Architects. ALA won Architizer’s Jury Award for the Theaters & Performing Arts Centers category with Kilden in 2014. Read more about Juho’s thoughts on “Famous Finns and Finding Inspiration in Kindergarten” at architizer.com/blog/aaward-winner-qa-juho-gronholm-on-emotion-kindergarten-inspirations-and-alas-dream-client.

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