Finland @ Venice Architecture Biennale

 

The International Architecture Exhibition has been organised in Venice since 1980. It alternates with the International Art Exhibition, which was established in 1895. The architecture exhibition has developed into the most esteemed international arena for showcasing architecture, with over a quarter of a million visitors in the last edition, in 2016. This year the exhibition will open to the public on 26 May 2018 and remain open for six months until 25 November 2018.

The curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition are Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects and the theme is ‘Freespace’. In 2018, Archinfo Finland is for the first time in charge of Finland’s presentation at the Venice Biennale.

 

Curator Alejandro Aravena: Battle for the Higher Quality of the Built Environment

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Curator Alejandro Aravena and the president of the Biennale Paolo Barotto discussed the themes of this year’s Biennale in a press conference on Thursday 27th of May. According to Aravena, he wants the exhibition to serve something for three kinds of visitors. Aravena wants to inspire other architects of creative solutions despite scarce resources, for decision makers he wants to show …

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History in the Making: Baltic Pavilion in Venice Biennale

Venice 2016 Baltic Pavilion

Encounters in Venice: Opening of the Baltic Pavilion on Friday 28th of May. For the first time in 80 years Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are presented via a shared exhibition, put together by an ambitious group of curators from all of the three countries: Kārlis Bērziņš, Jurga Daubaraitė, Petras Išora, Ona Lozuraitytė, Niklāvs Paegle, Dagnija Smilga, Johan Tali, Laila Zariņa, and …

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Venice Biennale: Opening of the Nordic Pavilion

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Encounters in Venice: multiple of the Finnish architects included in the Nordic Pavilion’s exhibition were present for the opening on Thursday 26th of May. Finland has a strong presence in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face -exhibition with four projects presented in depth and 46 other projects included in the In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face –exhibition. This years …

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Venice Biennale: Opening of the Finnish Pavilion

Venice Biennale Finnish Pavilion 2016

Encounters in Venice: Exhibition Opening of the Finnish Pavilion on Thursday 26th of May. Commissioner Juulia Kauste, curator Marco Steinberg, Tuula Pöyhiä from the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Ambassador of Finland in Italy, Mr. Janne Taalas gave opening speeches to the vast crowd gathered in the yard in front of the Finnish Pavilion. Among the guests were tens of familiar …

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Teams behind the ideas of the From Border To Home exhibition

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The team members of five of the seven teams behind the From Border to Home proposals presented themselves at the Finnish pavilion on Wednesday 26 May, 2016.  The two further teams –Helsinki Kasbah Combine with Harri Ahokas, Tomi Laine, Akseli Leinonen, Nikolai Rautio, Matias Saresvuo, assisted by Pia Rautiainen and Pekka Huima, as well as Society Lab with Cecilia Danieli, …

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In Therapy? Preview to the Nordic Pavilion exhibition

David Basulto and James Taylor Foster at the Nordic Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale 2016. Photo: Inari Virkkala.

Our correspondant in Venice, architect Inari Virkkala, has met the core team behind the exhibition at the Nordic Pavillion: curator David Basulto and assistant curator James Taylor Foster from Archdaily, and Karin Åberg Waern, the comissioner from ArkDes, the Swedish centre for architecture and design. The team share some insights to the In Therapy exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion. Encounters in …

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From Border to Home – Preview to the Finnish Pavilion

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Encounters in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Preview to Finnish Pavilion. In the middle of the last minute preparations, the team behind the Finnish Pavilion took a few minutes to talk of the exhibition. Comissioner Juulia Kauste and curator Marco Steinberg highlight here the themes and the background of the exhibition. The Finnish pavilion Alvar Aalto at the 15th International …

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Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Anssi Lassila

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Our video interviews with the Finnish participants of the 15th International Architecture Biennale continues with architect SAFA Anssi Lassila. The Puukuokka housing block by Lassila’s OOPEAA is one of the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Finland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Meet the Makers video series Interview – Anni Vartola Camera, …

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Meet the Finnish Makers of the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Rainer Mahlamäki

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Architecture Information Centre Finland continues the Meet the Makers video interviews with Rainer Mahlamäki, professor, architect SAFA. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects is one of the In Focus projects of the Nordic pavilion exhibition “In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face”. Finland at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016: Meet the Makers video series Interview – Anni Vartola Camera, Editing …

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Meet the Makers 2016: Hollmén Reuter Sandman

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Architecture Information Centre Finland continues the Meet the Makers series with a video interview with Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects who have been invited to display their work in the main exhibition of the 15th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2016. Architects Saija Hollmén, Jenni Reuter and Helena Sandman describe their approach to architecture and to this year’s Biennale. Finland at the Venice Architecture …

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