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Nominees for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 announced

House Riihi by Oopeaa / Anssi Lassila. Photo: Jussi Tiainen.

Finnish architecture is in a fine company among the nominees for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. The European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe have announced the list of 420 projects five of which are located in Finland and one of which is designed by Finnish architects to Warsaw, Poland. Nominees in/from Finland Renovation and Extension …

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ALA’s extension for the Kuopio City Theatre featured on archi.ru

ALA Architects. Extension and restoration of the Kuopio City Theatre (2014). Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo.

The widely known Russian architecture online publication archi.ru has published an extensive review titled “Ready to Start” about the recent project by ALA Architects for the restoration and extension of Kuopio City Theatre. Architect Tarja Nurmi has paid several visits to Kuopio and carefully studied the renewed theatre from the perspectives of both the visiting audience and the professional challenges of contemporary theatre design. Nurmi writes appreciatively about the highly …

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K2S in Form Magazine 5/2014


One of the oldest design magazines in the world, Swedish Form, features K2S Architects in its 5/2014 issue. Form’s managing editor Salka Hallström Bornold has interviewed the Finnish trio Mikko Summanen, Kimmo Lintula and Niko Sirola and she writes enthusiastically about their energetic, noncomformist office in Helsinki. K2S prefers not to be in the public eye, but their architecture certainly is. — Salka Hallström Bornold, “Mikko, Niko …

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International Architectural Competition Design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan


UNESCO, together with the Government of Afghanistan, have announced a single phase, open, internationa competition for the design of the Bamiyan Cultural Centre in Afghanistan. As announced in the International Union of Architects UIA news, the centre will be built near the Cultural Landscape and Archaelogical Remains of Bamiyan, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage property. The winning project should …

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Apply for the Architect in Residence programme 2015 in Australia


The Australian Institute of Architects Foundation invites applications for their Architect in Residence Programme 2015. The overarching goal of the Droga Architect in Residence programme is to “promote, support and communicate the value of architecture as design which benefits the Australian community, culture, economy and environment, now and into the future”. Successful applicants will be accomodated in Sydney, Australia for 10–12 weeks. More information about the programme, …

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Ideas competition for young architects: Site Museum, Portugal


ARKxSITE invites young architects and students of architecture under 40 years of age to participate in an international one-stage ideas competition for a Site Museum located within the Castle at Montemor-o-Novo area in Portugal. Registration is open until 24 January 2015. A complete competition brief and details about the process, the jury, entry fees and awards are available at the organisers’ …

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B&M’s Al Jufrah administration centre at La Triennale di Milano Africa exhibition

Administration Centre, Al Jufrah, Libya. B&M Architects, 2002. Photo: Jussi Tiainen by courtesy of B&M.

Triennale di Milano hosts until 28th December 2014 a special exhibition titled Africa: Big Changes Big Chances curated by Italian architect and scholar Benno Albrecht. The presentation focuses on urban architecture, rapid urbanisation and territorial changes taking place in many African countries. One of the projects showcased is the master plan and multipurpose complex designed by architects Jussi Murole and Daniel Bruun from …

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South of North: video of the Mouthful of Meetings event in Venice

South of North: Mouthful of Meetings at the Venice Biennale. Photo: Anna Autio.

South of North, Network of Nordic Architects working in developing enviroments, organised a Mouthful of Meetings discussion at the Venice Biennale in September 2014. The idea was to invite contemporary African and Nordic architects to a cross­cultural dialogue on socially engaged architecture. The participants included the founder of South­African Makeka Design Lab, Mokena Makeka, Zimbabwean architect Maxwell Mutanda (CA’ASI, Young Architects in Africa exhibition) and one …

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Unmediated Alvar Aalto at Vitra Design Museum

Alvar Aalto Vernissage

Vitra Design Museum, in collaboration with the Alvar Aalto Museum, hosts a major retrospective exhibition dedicated to the legendary Finnish architect Alvar Aalto until 1st March 2015. Arianna Callocchia from Italy writes about the Alvar Aalto – Second Nature exhibition and discusses its contents and objectives. Arianna Callocchia: Why did you decide to host an exhibition on the architect in a design museum? Mateo …

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