LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI FROM COMPETITION TO IMPLEMENTATION – PROJECTS 1982–2015
(6.3.2015 - 5.4.2015)



The Museum of Finnish Architecture is launching a new series of exhibitions showcasing the work of contemporary Finnish architectural practices.

The exhibition features the work of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects, who have won acclaim over the past 30 years with their numerous cultural buildings based on successful entries in architectural competitions.

Their most recent major cultural edifice, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews opened in Warsaw in autumn 2014. This prestigious project won them the first-ever Finlandia Prize in Architecture in autumn 2014.

The retrospective presents the work of Lahdelma & Mahlamäki through their prolific work in architectural competitions, tracing their career trajectories from their earliest successes to the present day. Curated by the architects, the exhibits include both completed works as well as unrealized competition entries.

The exhibition yields insights into the various ways in which the work of architects has changed since the 1980s. With the transition from hand-sketching to CAD, architectural competitions have undergone significant changes.



AIKI – The Embassy of Finland in Tokyo, Japan, 1st prize, 2009