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REVIEW OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 2014: SELECTIONS UNVEILED
Jury announces finest recent achievements in new Finnish architecture
Review of Finnish Architecture 2013
An interesting project, is Finland the only country to do this? The selections are based on projects nominated both by the professional community and the public at large. The winners are selected by a jury of experts, one member appointed by each of the three organizers. The jury is free to make additional nominations.
Review of Finnish Architecture 2011-13
Official kick-off ceremony to be held at the Museum of Architecture, December 2, 2013, at 6:00 pm
23.10.2013 – Ten top projects and ten honorable mention winners have been selected for the sixth biennial review of Finnish architecture organized by the Museum Finnish Architecture, the Alvar Aalto Foundation / Academy and the Finnish Association of Architects. The review showcases exemplary Finnish architectural projects from July 2011 to the end of June 2013. The projects have been selected primarily for their architectural merits. The review is organized in collaboration with the Information Centre for Finnish Architecture.
The selections are based on projects nominated both by the professional community and the public at large. The winners are selected by a jury of experts, one member appointed by each of the three organizers. The jury is free to make additional nominations.
The chair of this year’s jury is the landscape architect Jenny B. Osuldsen representing Snøhetta, the Norwegian practice famed for landmark projects including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Oslo Opera House and the 9/11 Memorial Pavilion on Ground Zero in New York. Her fellow jury members are Marko Kivistö, known as one of the main designers of the Helsinki Music Centre (LPR Architects), and Professor Sari Schulman, whose architectural practice specializes in challenging renovation and refurbishment projects.
A total of 99 projects were nominated this year. The jury introduced a new concept this year by grouping the projects under three headings: culture, learning, home & work.
The exhibition architect will be announced at the kick-off ceremony to be held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture on December 2, at 6:00 pm. The event will be opened by Jenny B. Osuldsen.
Targeted at both Finnish and international audiences, the review highlights recent Finnish architectural achievements and aims to inspire dialogue within and between the professional community and other interested groups. Suited to all audiences, it provides an easily accessible introduction to Finland’s latest architectural accomplishments.
Various perspectives on the projects will be explored in a touring international exhibition, catalogue, in web introductions and a series of discussion panels. Site visits and other events are lined up for spring 2014. Crownign the programme is a touring exhibition which will open at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in summer 2014.
REVIEW OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 2014: PROGRAMME
Kick-off ceremony, December 2, 6:00 pm
Official unveiling of the selected projects and announcement of the exhibition architect. The event will be opened by Jenny B. Osuldsen.
Exhibition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, summer 2014
The sixth biennial review and accompanying exhibition will officially open at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki on June 11, running through September 28, 2014.
Book for the MFA Exhibition
A book will be published in conjunction with the exhibition presenting the featured projects with a rich accompaniment of pictorial material. Introductions to each project will be written by the jury. The members of the jury will also contribute essays analysing trends in contemporary architecture.
Expert essays will also be contributed by Jonas Malmberg from the Architectural Heritage Department of the Alvar Aalto Museum; Anni Vartola, architect, Lic, Sc. (Tech) and co-editor of the web publication Nordic Journal of Architectural Research; Helena Soimakallio, expert advisor to the jury and Managing Director and CEO of the Finnish Association of Civil Engineers; and Rasmus Waern, a Swedish architect and active writer on the topic of architecture.
Review of Finnish Architecture – Top Projects
– Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6, Warsaw, Poland
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
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Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
– Refurbishment of the House of Culture, Sturenkatu 4, Helsinki
Seinäjoki Library – JKMM – portrait:
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Home & work
Review of Finnish Architecture 2014 – Honorable Mentions
– Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Simonkatu 7, Helsinki. K2S Architects
– Tank 468 light installation, Kruunuvuori, Helsinki. Lighting Design Collective
– Wuxi Grand Theatre, Taihu New City, Wuxi, Kiina. PES Architects
– Niemenrantatalo School, Nuottamiehentie 1, Oulu. Karsikas Architects, alt Architects
Home & work:
– Aalto Inn, Otaranta 4, Espoo. Tuomo Siitonen Architects
– Alkuasunnot Oy rental housing, Välimerenkatu 9, Helsinki. Arkkitehtitoimisto Jukka Turtiainen Oy
– Café Mattolaituri, Ehrenströmintie 3 a, Helsinki. Helin & Co Architects
– Huvilakuja 14 infill housing, Helsinki. Roomy Ltd.
– M-M House, Helsinki. Tuomas Siitonen Ltd.
– Sauna Kotiranta, Lahti. Lehtinen Miettunen Architects
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