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Finnish expertise shortlisted for the A+ Awards 2015: vote for your favourites now

Mika Huisman's fabulous photos of the Seinäjoki Library (JKMM Architects, 2012) compete in the Architecture +Photography & Video category.

Architizer global online platform for architects and architecture has announced its shortlist for the A+ Awards 2015. Mika Huisman’s stunning photographs of the Seinäjoki Library (JKMM Architects, 2012) compete in the Architecture +Photography & Video category; and ALA Architects‘ renovation and extension design for the Kuopio City Theatre competes in the Hall / Theatre typology category. The public voting period …

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Finnish Architectural Review 1/2015: Young ideas

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The Finnish Architectural Review 1/2015 discusses architecture with young architects. According to their commentary, the future makers want to bring architecture into people’s everyday lives. The role of starchitect is no longer interesting. The younger generation wants to work together with the users, determine design projects in a new way, fight the climate change and increase global equality by designing …

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“Architecture is a reflection of our memory.” Video of the Alvar Aalto Medalists’ Award Speech now online

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

The highly regarded Alvar Aalto Medal was awared to Spanish architects Enrique Sobejano and Fuensanta Nieto in Helsinki on 3 February, 2015. The award ceremony was the highlight of the Architecture Day festivities commemorating Aalto’s birthday. Architecture Information Centre Finland is proud to announce that the video recording of the Award Speeches by the esteemed architects is now available on …

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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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Finnish Architectural Review 6/2014: Art Museums

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This year private art museums have been topical in Finland: Serlachius Museum Gösta’s Pavilion was opened in Mänttä, Amos Andersson Art Museum is planning new premises in the centre of Helsinki, and the small Didrichsen Art Museum renovated its premises originally designed by Viljo Revell and reopened with an Edvard Munch exhibition. In the Finnish media, however, all this has …

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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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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

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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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