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Review of Finnish Architecture

REVIEW OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 2014: SELECTIONS UNVEILED

Jury announces finest recent achievements in new Finnish architecture

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.

Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Poland:
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
photo : Iñigo Bujedo Aguirre

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.

Seinäjoki Library Building
Seinäjoki Library Building
photograph © Mika Huisman

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.

Wuxi Grand Theatre Building:
Wuxi Grand Theatre Building
image : Jussi Tiainen

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

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

Culture

Church of Shadows, Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Vesa Honkonen Architects
Church of Shadows Chengdu Church of Shadows Chengdu Church of Shadows Chengdu
photos : Vesa Honkonen Arkkitehdit

Logomo Centre of Culture, Köydenpunojankatu 14, Turku
Vapaavuori Architects
Logomo Centre of Culture Logomo Centre of Culture
photos : Jussi Tiainen

Museum of the History of the Polish Jews, Anielewicza 6, Warsaw, Poland
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews
photo : Photoroom
Museum of the History of the Polish Jews

Refurbishment of the House of Culture, Sturenkatu 4, Helsinki
NRT Architects

Vesa Honkonen:
Vesa Honkonen
photo : Vesa Honkonen Arkkitehdit

Rainer Mahlamaki:
Rainer Mahlamaki
photo : Aleksi Poutanen

Learning

Kaisa-talo, University of Helsinki Library, Kaisaniemenkatu 5, Helsinki
Anttinen Oiva architects
University of Helsinki City Campus Library
photo : Mika Huisman

Kaisa House Helsinki
photo : Tuomas Uusheimo

Kaisa House – Selina Anttinen, Vesa Oiva:
Selina Anttinen, Vesa Oiva
photo : Markku Ojala

University of Helsinki City Campus Library

Saunalahti School, Brinkinmäentie 1, Espoo
Verstas Architects
Saunalahti School
photo : Andreas Meichsner

Saunalahti School
photo : Andreas Meichsner

Saunalahti School
photo : Arkkitehdit Oy

Seinäjoki Library, Alvar Aallon katu 14, Seinäjoki
JKMM Architects
Seinäjoki Library
photo : Jussi Tiainen

Seinäjoki Library – JKMM – portrait:
JKMM
photo from architects
Seinäjoki Library

Home & work

Arctia Shipping floating HQ, Laivastokatu 9, Helsinki
K2S Architects
Arctia Shipping floating HQ
photo : Mika Huisman

Arctia Shipping floating HQ
photo : Mika Huisman

KS2 Architects – Mikko Summanen, Niko Sirola, Kimmo Lintula:
KS2 Architects
photo from architects

Kaanaankatu 6 – Kaanaanpiha 4 multi-storey residential development, Helsinki
Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects
Residential Development Helsinki Residential Development Helsinki
photos : Marko Huttunen

HLP – Risto Huttunen:
HLP - Risto Huttunen
photo : Marko Huttunen

Villa Bruun, Kuopio
Häkli Architects
Villa Bruun
photo : Jussi Tiainen

Villa Bruun
photo : Jussi Tiainen

Arkkitehtitoimisto Häkli Ky:
Arkkitehtitoimisto Häkli Ky
photograph from architects

Review of Finnish Architecture 2014 – Honorable Mentions

Culture:
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

Learning:
– 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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Sverre Fehn
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Erik Kråkström
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