MUSEUM OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE

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00130 Helsinki, Finland 

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Exhibitions at the Museum

HOW FINLAND WAS MODERNIZED – A STORY TOLD IN 200 DRAWINGS

1.3.2017 - 27.8.2017

In the large exhibition hall, the Museum of Finnish Architecture celebrates Finland’s centenary with How Finland Was Modernized, an exhibition presenting an unprecedented selection of drawings from the museum’s collections. Through 200 architectural drawings, the exhibition takes visitors on a journey through history, charting Finland’s birth as a modern nation. Read more »


LINE, SPACE AND COLOR. CONSTRUCTIONS BY SAKARI LAITINEN

1.3.2017 - 28.5.2017

The Museum of Finnish Architecture is proud to present a celebration of colour and form with this exhibition of art by the Finnish architect Sakari Laitinen. Gifted at drawing, Laitinen practiced art in parallel with architecture from his student years onwards, and after retiring from architecture, he devoted himself wholly to art. His architectural background is mirrored in the special spatial character of his work, which have a distinctly ‘architecturesque’ quality. Read more »


DECADES OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 1900–1970

permanent exhibition

The exhibition takes its visitors on a journey into the Finnish architecture of the 20th century. Different features, technical solutions, materials and interior design are followed from decade to decade; from National Romanticism to Classicism and Functionalism, through the Modernism that created the country’s international reputation to the architecture of the 1970's. Read more »

What's on

  • Thematic guided tour: Hotels, restaurants and coffee shops

    Wednesday 29.3.2017 at 5:30 pm @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

    HELD IN FINNISH! In this guided tour, Curator of the exhibition How Finland Was Modernized, Elina Standertskjöld focuses on the theme of hotels. Read more »


  • New Discoveries in Architecture: Case engineer Alexander Yevsigneyeff

    Wednesday 29.3.2017at 6 pm @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

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  • HAM TALK: Finnish Architects in Germany

    Thursday 30.3.2017 at 6 pm @ HAM

    HELD IN FINNISH! The Head of Research of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Juhana Lahti, tells the story of Finnish architects traveling to Germany in 1943. The lecture is related to the Modern Life! exhibition at HAM, that features also MFA. Read more »


  • Architecture for Kids

    24.–27.4.2017 @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

    Registration has started: be quick and reserve your place at peda@mfa.fi! The workshops by the museum of Finnish Architecture provide both under 1-year old children and 1–2-year of kids with exciting sensory experiences with an architectural twist. Read more »


  • Family workshop

    Saturday 25.3.2017 at 1 pm–3 pm @ Museum of Finnish Architecture

    MFA's Family workshops provide families with fun and play in the spirit of our current exhibitions. The workhops take place on the last Saturday of each month at 1 pm–3 pm. Read more »


  • REVIEW 2018 - Call for proposals!

    by May 31, 2017

    Every other year, the biennial Review showcases the best of the latest Finnish architecture. Now we are looking for projects for the Review 2018. To qualify, the project must be a building, landscaping project or urban plan created by a Finnish architect either in Finland or abroad. Projects undertaken in Finland by non-Finnish architects also qualify. Qualifying projects must date from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2017. Nominate your favorite project by May 31, 2017! Read more »