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Tectoniques / Architectures, Finland : Aalto University Exhibition

Finnish Architecture Show at World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

11 Aug 2012

Tectoniques / Architectures Exhibition

Finnish Architecture Exhibition

11 – 28 Sep 2012


Aalto University, Helsinki : 11 – 28 September 2012

As part of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, the Finnish branch of the Institut Français has invited Tectoniques to present the exhibition Tectoniques / Architectures at Aalto University from 11 to 28 September 2012.

Helsinki was chosen as the World Design Capital for 2012 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). A different city takes on this role every 2 years. Helsinki is hosting numerous events that look at design from every angle, notably with regard to the quality of urban life and sustainable development. The French ambassador to Finland, the Institut Français and Ubifrance Finlande are actively backing this year-long operation. Tectoniques and beliv’, its international development partner, are honoured to be guest architects.

Ecole Maternelle Nimes:
Ecole Maternelle Nimes
image © Jerome Ricolleau

Tectoniques / Architectures, staged at Aalto University’s architecture department, will provide an opportunity for exchanges between French and Finnish architects on the theme of «Open Helsinki». Tectoniques has long been interested in «dry» construction techniques and wood-frame structures, with a strong pro-environmental bias; and to illustrate its approach, the agency will be exhibiting 8 of its recent projects in the areas of habitat, health, leisure and education. The exhibition will take the form of a long screen made up of spruce panels displaying images and texts.

Therms Balaruc:
Therms Balaruc
image from architects

The French ambassador, S.Exc. M. Eric Lebédel, will open the exhibition on 11 September at 6:00 pm.

School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Aalto University, Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi

Opening times:
Tuesday – Thursday, 7:45 am – 8:00 pm
Friday, 7:45 am – 6:00 pm

Tectoniques / Architectures Exhibition images / information received Aug 2012

French Building by Tectoniques on e-architect:

DI-VA house, Croix-Rousse district, Lyon, southern France
House in Lyon
House in Lyon
image from architects
The DI-VA house, whose name is a play on the owners’ names, occupies a previously empty space in the residential Croix-Rousse district of Lyon.

Location: Aalto University, Otakaari 1 X, Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland, Northeast Europe

Finnish Architecture

Finnish Architecture Exhibitions

Finnish Architectural Exhibitions – selection below:

Museum of Finnish Architecture Exhibitions
Finnish School Building
image : Marko Huttunen

Sverre Fehn (1924-2009)
Sverre Fehn architect
photo : Stina Glømmi
Sverre Fehn Exhibition

Erik Kråkström (1919-2009)
Erik Kråkström
photo : MFA
Erik Kråkström Exhibition

Exhibitions – chronological list

Finnish Architecture

Finland Architecture Designs – architectural selection below:

House Moby Dick, Espoo
Arkkitehdit NRT
House Moby Dick
image from architects
House Moby Dick

Katajanokka Housing
Arkkitehdit NRT
Katajanokka Housing
image from architects
Katajanokka Housing

Turku City Library
Turku City Library
picture : Arno de la Chapelle
Turku City Library

Viikki Church, Helsinki
Viikki Church
photo : Arno de la Chapelle
Viikki Church

Finnish Architect

Decades of Finnish Architecture Exhibition

Architectural Walking Tours

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