PAST EVENTS

 

 

Friday September 29th 2017 
Open Press Conference at MFA
 
An open briefing and on the future plans and new openings concerning the Museum of Finnish Architecture was held in September 29th 2017 at the museum. See link below (in Finnish)
 
 
Wednesday September 6th 2017, 18:00
New Architecture: Student Theses Part III
PArt of project Hirsitetris
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

1) Krasniqi Albanor: Living in 66° North
2) Venla Kaikkonen: Kalasatama 2030
3) Henrika Pihlajaniemi: Väitöskirja – Designing and experienicing adaptive lighting. Case studies with adaptation, interaction and participation
4) Lauri Salo: Kolme taloa Kuninkaansaareen


Thursday September 7th 2017 17:00–19:00
Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture
@ Ateneum
 
MFA's Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture is held again as part of the program of Helsinki Design Week's Day of Architecture. The lecture is held by Chilean architect Sebastián Irarrázaval, who chronicles his work, career and influences.
During the event the Ruukki Unbelievable Challenge 2017 Architecture Contest will be announced.


Tuesday, September 12th.2017 14:00
Alvar Aalto Medal 2017 Ceremony
@ Finlandia Hall

The Alvar Aalto Medal, one of the most internationally significant architecture prizes, marks its 50th anniversary this year. The prize bearing Aalto’s name is one of the most important honours bestowed on architects worldwide. The prize, which has been awarded since 1967, will be presented for the 13th time at a jubilee seminar at Finlandia Hall on September 12, 2017. The medal is presented by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the Museum of Finnish Archi- tecture, the Architectural Society, the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA and the City of Helsinki. 

 
 
Thursday September 14th 2017
Open Studios Tours
Part of: Helsinki Design Week
 
14:15 Arkkitehtitoimisto JKMM
15:00 – 22:00 OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture
16:00 – 20:00 Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Oy
17:00 –18:00 R + K
 

 
July 1st – August 31st, 2017
From Thursdays to Mondays
2 Hour Tour in Historical Helsinki
@ Statue of Alexander II of Russia, Senate Square
 
MFA's walking tours take over Helsinki in summer 2017! Gayle McKeen, guide from Chicago Architecture Foundation, takes tourists as well as Helsinki citizens on a unique tour through the core of Helsinki, introducing how its architecture reflects Finnish history – in celebration of 100-year olf Finland.
 
Every day from Thursday till Monday at 10 am!
Departure: Senate Square
End: Railway Station
Price: 10/5€


 
Thursday 7.9.2017 5 pm – 7 pm
EERO SAARINEN HONORARY LECTURE 2017: Sebastián Irarrázaval
@ Ateneum Art Museum, Kaivokatu 2, 00100 Helsinki

This annual lecture organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture pays tribute to the legacy of the Finnish American architect Eero Saarinen. Every year the museum invites an internationally acclaimed architect to hold a lecture about their work, career and sources of inspiration. This year’s lecturer will be Sebastián Irarrázaval from Chile.

Recently Irarrázaval’s work 2Y House was chosen among the best 3 projects of the year by Archdaily and his latest project Public Library of Constitución has been granted Merit at the AZ Award (Canada, 2016), Honor at the Wood Design and Building Award (Canada, 2016) and received the RIBA Award for International Excellence given by the Royal Institute of British Architects (UK, 2017).

The Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture forms part of the architecture theme day programme during Helsinki Design Week 2017. In addition, the Ruukki Unbelievable Challenge 2017 architecture competition will be published on this day. The event is open to all and requires registration in advance. Attendance by invitation only.

 
Wednesday August 30th 2017 6pm
Perspectives into Architecture Photography
Part of the series: Perspectives
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
A lecture by photographer Jussi Tiainen about his 40 years spanning career in photography and the role of perspective in his work.
 
 
Saturday, August 26th 2017 1:00 pm
Elopaja – August Workshop
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
Arts and Crafts for both children and adults in MFA's family-oriented workshops, every last Saturday of the month. This week's theme is Theatres and Cinemas, in style of MFA's Modernism Exhibition.
 

 

Thursday 24.8.2017 

The Night of the Arts

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Free entrance 4 pm – 9 pm


Guided tours in Finnish:

6 pm Antti Aaltonen, Drawings Collection

7 pm Elina Standerskjöld, Head of Archives 
Workshops at the museum yard:

5–8 pm Pimp your own birdhouse by Hesa-SAFA 
5–8 pm Hammer and Nails - build your fantasy dwelling out of wood by Kaisa Sjövall, Educational Programs 

 
 
Tuesday August 22nd – 8th, 2017 3 pm – 6 pm
CROSSING BORDERS Networking Event
@ Timber Tetris Pavilion between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and Designmuseum 

How can designers and architects help asylum-seekers assimilate in Finland? How could collaboration lead to business? Welcome to take a look at examples of successful projects and to network with other parties interested in this matter.
Speakers: 
Designer Tuula Pöyhönen, Ragamuf
Architect Inari Virkkala
Heli Mäenpää, Fair Start by Life Seekers
 
The event is jointly organised by Museum of Finnish Architecture, Design Museum and the Ornamo Association of Designers.
Pop up restaurant Cafe Damascus at the museum yard open from noon to 6 pm.  
  

 
Wednesday 16.8.2017 at 6 pm

New in architecture: student theses II
Part of: Timber Tetris
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Students from the University of Oulu present their theses in the shade of Timber Tetris.

Check out the event in Facebook (in Finnish)
 

 

Friday June 30th 2017 at 4:30 pm
THEMATIC GUIDED TOUR: Eliel Saarinen & Chicago Tribune
Part of: Modern Life!
@ HAM

Success in the design competition for the Chicago Tribune Tower put Eliel Saarinen on the map in 1922. Head of Research of the Museum of Finnish Architecture Juhana Lahti tells about the competiton and its implications in his guided tour of the Modern Life! exhibition.
Price: HAM entrance fee 10/8/0€
 

 

Wednesday 14.6.2017 at 6 pm
New in architecture: student theses I
Part of: Timber Tetris
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Students from the University of Oulu present their theses in the shade of Timber Tetris. 
 

Sunday & Monday 11.–12.6.2017
Helsinki Day & Museums' Urban Event Yard
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

On Helsinki Day you can enjoy MFA's magnificent exhibitions How Finland Was Modernized and Perspectives for free – and exceptionally on Monday! Free entry to the museum at 11 am–6 pm
 
On both days, MFA's inspiring A&O room offers an inspiring independent workshop for everyone! On the yard between MFA and Designmuseum, the museums organize together activities of different sort.

Recycle, design, build. Museums' urban event yard 11.–12.6. at 2 pm–6pm
 
WASTE CLOTH WORKSHOP OF FASHION REVOLUTION
Give a new life for unusable textiles!
Organized by Nora Elstelä, Sonja Antosalo ja Catarina Böckerman from Fashion Revolution.
 
BIRDHOUSE WORKSHOP
Build your own birdhouse. There are materials for 75 first visitors on both days, so be quick!
Hesa-SAFA awards also the winner of Vuoden TiLATEKO award at 1:30 pm.
Organized by Hesa-SAFA.
 
BROKEN BUT BELOVED – STORIES OF DAMAGED ITEMS -ITEM CLINIC
Is there a dear but broken design item in your closet? Bring it with you and tell its story.
Organized by Leena Närekangas, Elisa Spigai ja Mathjis Provoost, Aalto University

WORKSHOP WITH RECYCLING MATERIALS
Organized by DAMY

OPPORTUNITY TO GRILL
MFA offers food to grill for the 100 quickest visitors!
 
Music by DJ Vikke.
 
 
Wednesday 7.6.2017 at 6 pm
Perspectives into new projects I
Part of: Perspectives
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

When we are talking about architecture, we are usually referring something that is elsewhere. However, the spatial presence is the key to experiencing architecture. In Perspectives, Heikkinen-Komonen Architects have studies the problematic of presenting architecture. In his lecture, architect Janne Kentala will discuss such projects as the Santahamina House and Center for System Biology Dresden.
 
 
Saturday 27.5.2017 at 1 pm
Independent May workshop
Part of: A&O - Kids
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
The last Saturday of every month, you get the chance to come and do crafts in relation to our current exhibitions.

The May workshop takes place on Saturday 27.5.2017 at 1 pm, when we will have fun with the colorful exhibition "Line, Space and Color. Constructions by Sakari Laitinen" for the last time.

The May Workshop is organised as a free workshop, that you can enjoy independently. Welcome!
 
 
Saturday 20.5.2017 at 2pm
Hotel Torni and the Dream of a Metropol
Departure: Hotel Torni, Yrjönkatu 26, Helsinki
 
In the architecture tour, Joona Rantasalo from the Museum of Finnish Architecture tells about one of the landmarks in Helsinki: Hotel Torni and its colorful history. Torni is the first and last of the skyscrapers built in Finland in the 1930's before the World War II, symbolizing the admiration of the American culture and the dream of transforming Helsinki into an international metropol.
 
 
Saturday 20.5.2017 at 2pm
CITY TOUR: Helsinki Center
Departure: HAM Lobby
 
Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Juulia Kauste, presents the history of Helsinki center through its architectonic layers.
 
 
Thursday 11.5.2017 at 5:30pm
HAM TALK: The world of Futuro
Part of: Modern Life!
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
Art Historian Marko Home tells about the worldwide adventures of Futuro, the futuristic plastic house from 1968.
 
 
Wednesday 10.5.2017 at 6 pm
BEHIND THE SCENES: Conservator at her work II
Part of: How Finland Was Modernized
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
In this unique show, the public gets a glance behind the scenes of the archives! By working, the museum’s conservator Paula Alavuo illustrates how architectural drawings are preserved.
 
 
Wednesday 10.5.2017 at 5:30 pm
Thematic guided tour: Commerce
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
In this guided tour, the museum's Head of Research Juhana Lahti focuses on the theme of commerce in the exhibition How Finland Was Modernized.
 
 
Saturday 6.5.2017 at 2 pm–4 pm
WORKSHOP: Building a common city utopia! / HELD IN FINNISH
Part of:Modern Life!
@ Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8
 
In the workshop, phenomena related to modernism, such as city utopia, are explored through building.
 
 
Thursday 4.5.2017 at 5:30pm
HAM  TALK: Standardization and construction of well-being. The Finnish row house – From the worker apartment to the middle-class dream
Part of: Modern Life!
@HAM
 
Professor emerita in art history, Riitta Nikula, lectures about how the row house took over Finland.
 
 
Saturday 29.4.2017 at 1 pm
April workshop
Part of: A&O - Kids
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
The last Saturday of every month, you get the chance to come and do crafts in relation to our current exhibitions.

The April workshop takes place on Saturday 29.4.2017 at 1 pm, when we will have fun with colours, related to the colorful exhibition "Line, Space and Color. Constructions by Sakari Laitinen".
 
 
Wednesday 3.5.2017 at 6 pm
From the Archives: The beginning and the end of architecture – competition proposals vs. photograpy
Part of: How Finland Was Modernized
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
Creating architecture is a long process. The Image Assistant of MFA, Anna Autio, presents how competition proposals mark the beginning of the process and how these plans are present in the photographs of the completed buildings.
 
 
24.–27.3.2017
Architecture for kids workshops
Part of: A&O - Kids
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
The workshops provide sensory experiences for both under 1-year old children and 1–2-year old kids. Registration starts at the end of March.

 














 

Wednesday 26.4.2017 at 6 pm
From the Archives: Reading architectural drawings! Examples from the Nordea collection
How Finland Was Modernized
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

MFA’s Head of Archives, Elina Standertskjjöld presents the collections donated to museum by the Nordea bank. Five drawings from five different architects and periods help understand how architectural drawings can be interpreted. 

 

 

Thursday 20.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

HFA: After World War II

History of Finnish Architecture

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture. The course is organized by Aalto University and lead by architect Netta Böök.

 

World War II has marked Finnish history and architecture quite remarkably. After the war, the golden age of the 1950´s, the Boom of the 1960´s and the tendencies of the turn of the century have all marked Finnish architecture.

 

 

Wednesday 19.4.2017 at 4 pm
Visit to the Archives – Finnish National Gallery: Artist Collections
How Finland Was Modernized
@ Finnish National Gallery, Kaivokatu 2c, Helsinki

The last archive visit in the Finnish National Gallery presents collections of letters, photograps and news clips by Finnish artists from the 19th century up to this day.
Guide: Intendent Hanna-Leena Paloposki

 

 

Tuesday 18.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

HFA: From 1900 to the 1940's

History of Finnish Architecture

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture. The course is organized by Aalto University and lead by architect Netta Böök.

 

During the lecture, Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940´s will be discussed. The subjects include such themes as national romanticism, the classicism of the 1920´s and Finnish functionalism.

 

 

Thursday 13.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

HFA: The Finnish wooden town

History of Finnish Architecture

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture. The course is organized by Aalto University and lead by architect Netta Böök.

 

Wooden building is a growing trend, but so it was also in the past. The lecture presents Finnish 19th century architecture. How about Helsinki: what has the city looked like from the 17th to 20th century?

 

 

Wednesday 12.4.2017 at 4 pm
Visit to the Archives – National Board of Antiques: The Collections of Åkerfeldt & the City of Engel
How Finland Was Modernized
@ National Board of Antiques, Sturenkatu 2a, Helsinki

Researcher Jarkko Sinisalo presents the famous collectionc of Åkerfeldt, including drawings by Engel and Lohrmann.

 

 

Tuesday 11.4.2017 at 4:15–6 pm

HFA: Introduction

History of Finnish Architecture

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

 

This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture. The course is organized by Aalto University and lead by architect Netta Böök.

 
In the introduction lecture, you will get a start on understanding architecture! Learn the main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture: vernacular building, periods and monuments.

 
 
Wednesday 5.4.2017 at 4pm
Visit to the Archives: – The National Archives of Finland: The Historic Intendant Office
How Finland Was Modernized
@ The National Archives of Finland
 
During the visit, the drawings and designs of the Intendant Office by Engel will be preseted.
Guide: Development Manager Tomi Ahoranta
 
The visit is free.
If you wish to attend, please send a message to the address hanna.ruokomaki@mfa.fi by Sunday 2.4.2017.
 
 
Thursday 30.3.2017 at 5:30pm
HAM TALK: Finnish Architects in Germany 1943
@ Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8
 
With the help of photographs, from the collection of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the museum’s Head of Research Juhana Lahti tells about a journey made by a delegation of Finnish architects travelling to Germany in 1943.
 
 
Wednesday 29.3.2017 at 6 pm
New Discoveries in Architecture: Case engineer Alexander Yevsigneyeff / HELD IN FINNISH
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
During his lecture, Researcher Timo Keinänen discusses the Russian engineer and architect Alexander Yevsigneyeff and his work in Finland.
 
 
Wednesday 29.3.2017 at 5:30 pm
Thematic guided tour: Hotels / HELD IN FINNISH
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
In this guided tour, Curator of the exhibition How Finland Was Modernized, Elina Standertskjöld focuses on the theme of hotels.
 
 
Saturday 25.3.2017 at 1 pm–3 pm
Family workshop
A&O - Kids
@ 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.
 
The first 15 children and their parents can fit the workshops. The presence of the parent is required.
Price of the workshops: adults 10€, children 5€
Note! concerns also Museum Card holders!
 
 
Wednesday 22.3.2017 at 6 pm
Lecture: Color in Alvar Aalto's Architecture
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
Harald Arnkil – artist, color researcher and teacher of colour science at Aalto ARTS – discusses colour in the architecture of Alvar Aalto. Color is an impactful element combining architecture, science and art together.
 
 
Tuesday 21.3.2017 at 1:30 pm–5 pm
From Border to Home Revisited: European Housing Solutions for Asylum Seekers
@ Metsäpuro hall, Maunula House, Metsäpurontie 4, Helsinki

From Border to Home Revisited seminar is organised as a follow-up to the Finnish Pavillion’s exhibition From Border to Home in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Read more about the event: http://frombordertohome.fi/
In collaboration: Museum of Finnish Architecture and Architecture Information Centre Finland


Saturday 18.3.2017 at 2 pm–4 pm
WORKSHOP: Building a common city utopia! / HELD IN FINNISH
@ Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8
 
In the workshop, phenomena related to modernism, such as city utopia, are explored through building.
 
 
Wednesday 15.3.2017 at 6 pm
From the Archives: Dreams and the Reality
How Finland Was Modernized
@ Arkkitehtuurimuseo
 
How Finland Was Modernized exhibits the museum's collections in an exceptional scale, and lectures organized at the museum widen perspectives on these treasures.

The lecture by Antti Aaltonen from the museum's drawing collection. For most people architecture is the reality that they see every day, but sometimes the drawings remain only as architects' dreams on paper. How is this phenomenon reflected in the museum's collections?
 
 
Saturday 11.3.2017 at 2 pm–3 pm
Directors' panel / HELD IN FINNISH
Modern Life!
@ HAM

The Directors Juulia Kauste (Museum of Finnish Architecture), Tommi Lindh (Alvar Aalto Foundation and Museum), Jukka Savolainen (Design Museum), Elina Heikka (The Finnish Museum of Photography) and Maija Tanninen-Mattila (HAM) discuss the backgrounds of the Modern Life! exhibition.
 
 
Thursday 9.3.2017
Architect Shelley McNamara, Grafton Architects, Germany

Thursday 9.3. 6 pm Museum of Finnish Architecture

 
Wednesday 8.3.2017 at 6 pm

BEHIND THE SCENES: Conservator at her work I / HELD IN FINNISH
How Finland Was Modernized
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
In this unique show, the public gets a glance behind the scenes of the archives! By working, the museum’s conservator Paula Alavuo illustrates how architectural drawings are preserved.

 
 

Tuesday 7.3.2017 at 6 pm

CONSTRUCTOR AND ARTIST: How architecture and art interact? / HELD IN FINNISH
Line, Space and Color
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
Architect and professor emeritus Juhani Pallasmaa, artist Jorma Hautala and architect/professor Jenny Reuter discuss how architecture and art interact.
 
 
Thursday 2.3.2017 and Friday 3.3.2017
Architecture Speaks! Architect, Designer, Anna Heringer, Germany

 

 

Saturday 4.3.2017 at 2 pm–4 pm
WORKSHOP: Building a common city utopia! / HELD IN FINNISH
@ Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8
 
In the workshop, phenomena related to modernism, such as city utopia, are explored through building.
 
 
Sunday 5.3.2017 at 2 pm
THEMATIC GUIDED TOUR: Modern life in the reconstruction era / HELD IN FINNISH
@ Helsinki Art Museum HAM, Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 8
 
Museum of Finnish Architecture’s researcher Petteri Kummala guides visitors through the exhibition in the light on the reconstruction era.

 

30.1.–25.2.2017
Module pavilion and 60's satellite exhibition
Oulu City Library

"More Colorful, More Cheerful, More Sophisticated - Finnish Architecture in the Sixties" exhibition's satellite visits Oulu in February. The heart of the exhibition is the module pavillion designed by Collaboratorio, representing the mindset and architecture of the 60's. It is accompanied by literature and a satellite exhibition that challenge the viewer to reflect on their relation to the era.


Architecture Walk in Puotila / HELD IN FINNISH
Saturday 18.2. klo 14
 
Architecture walk in Puotila takes a look at how the architecture and functional ideology of the 60’s is reflected in Puotila and especially in its school buildings.

Departure: Entrance of Puotila metro station
Duration: 1,5h
Lenght: 1,5km
Price: 10/5/0€
The price is the same for Museum card holders.
The fee includes a ticket to the Museum of Finnish Architecture


18.–19.2.2017
Finissage Weekend
Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
Finissage is your last chance to check out our exhibition MORE COLORFUL, MORE CHEERFUL, MORE SOPHISTICATED. Finnish Architecture in the Sixties. During the weekend, the museum ticket includes free guided tours on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm (held in Finnish).
There is also programme for families.
 
During the weekend, we will reveal who is the winner of #60sBeauty competition and gets a night for two in Hotel Rantapuisto.
 
Museum ticket: 10/5/0€
Free entrance with the Museum Card


Oulu in the Sixties: Architecture Walk / HELD IN FINNISH
Saturday 11.2.2017 at 2pm
Hallitusktu/Mäkelininkatu
 
During the Architecture Walk, Oulu center and its finest buildings from the sixties will be toured. For example Oulu City Theatre and Oulu City library are among the buildings to be observed. The tour ends at the library, where visitors can check out the satellite exhibiton by the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
 
Departure: The crossing of Hallituskatu and Mäkelininkatu
Duration: 1 hour
Lenght: 1 km
Price: 10/5/0€
The price is the same for Museum card holders.
The fee includes a ticket to the Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
 
Wednesday 8.2.2017
ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! Bolle Tham & Martin Videgård

 
25.1.–3.2.2017
Lloyd Cole: Sound installation Identity vs. Noise 1Dn
Museum of Finnish Architecture

Sound installation Identity vs. Noise 1Dn by the popular and versatile artist Lloyd Cole intrigues at the Museum of Architecture. Identity vs. Noise 1Dn explores the interplay of identity and difference, private and public, sound and space. The installation involves instantaneous presentations across various cities using new technologies. The presentation is a generative electronic composition of indefinite length, and users around the globe – as far as in Helsinki, Adelaide, Dublin and Tokyo – have the chance to disrupt the harmonic whole with their actions, affecting how the composition is heard in the other cities.

The installation is built around a concept by Lloyd Cole and sponsored by the University of South Australia (Adelaide, Australia). Other partners in co-operation are the Museum of Finnish Architecture (Helsinki, Finland), Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland) and TAV Gallery (Tokyo, Japan).

The installation is located on the first floor and be accessed for free.
 
 
Sunday 29.1.2016 at 1pm
Architecture Ski: Kannelmäki / HELD IN FINNISH
 
Kannelmäki is a prime example of the diversity of the 60’s. Museum of Finnish Architecture organises a ski trip, touring Kannelmäki and the areas nearby. The tour starts at Kannelmäki Church and continues via the Finnish-Russian School to the Pirkkola Sports Park that captures the dialogue of nature and suburbs that is characteristic of the architecture of the 60’s.
 
In case the weather isn’t suitable for skiing, the trip will be shortened and toured on foot.
Depature: Kannelmäki Church, Vanhaistentie 6, 00420 Helsinki
Price: 10/5/0€
The price is the same for Museum card holders.
The fee includes a ticket to the Museum of Finnish Architecture 


Wednesday 25.1.2017
ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! Lionel Devlieger / Rotor, Belgium

 
Sunday 22.1.2016 at 1pm
Architecture Ski: Viitaniemi & Kortepohja in Jyväskylä / HELD IN FINNISH
 
As 1960’s moved forward, the admiration of spacious green suburbs, that marked 1950’s, was replaced by that of compact districts with regular street plans. This shift in mindset is evident in comparison between Jyväskylä’s verdant Viitaniemi and compact Kortepohja.
 
In case the weather isn’t suitable for skiing, the areas will be toured on foot.
Depature: Jaroslavl Square, 40720 Jyväskylä
Price: 10/5/0€
The price is the same for Museum card holders.
The fee includes a ticket to the Museum of Finnish Architecture
 
 
Saturday 21.1.2017, 2pm
Architecture walk in Hakaniemi and Merihaka / HELD IN FINNISH
 
Merihaka was built in the 70's and 80's, but its architecture represents pure sixties. Throughout the years, the district has divided opinions, and now MFA's architecture walk takes us through this 60's jewel of architecture.
The walk starts in Hakaniemi, the office buildings of which comprise the heart of Helsinki in the 60's.

Departure: Toinen Linja 4A
Price: 10/5/0€
The price is the same for Museum card holders.
The fee includes a ticket to the Museum of Finnish Architecture

 
60's Gingerbread city
Saturdays 26.11.2016, 10.12.2016 and 7.1.2017, 1pm–4pm.
 
As part of its educational programme, the Museum of Finnish Architecture will unveil a 1960s-style Gingerbread City in its main entrance hall in the end of November 2016. The project will be a collaborative venture with the preschools of Helsinki. Three open workshops will be organized offering kids the opportunity to decorate gingerbread in the spirit of the ‘60s. All workshops are free of charge. The Gingerbread City is realised with the support by Dr. Oetker.
 
 
30.11.–31.12.2016
Module pavilion and 60's satellite exhibition
Kouvola Main Library
"More Colorful, More Cheerful, More Sophisticated - Finnish Architecture in the Sixties" exhibition's satellite visits Kouvola in December. The heart of the exhibition is the module pavillion designed by Collaboratorio, representing the mindset and architecture of the 60's. It is accompanied by literature and a satellite exhibition that challenge the viewer to reflect on their relation to the era. 
 
 
Wednesday 14.12.2016 at 5:30 pm
Architecture Instawalk in the Helsinki of the 60's / HELD IN FINNISH
On this guided tour, visitors have the oppurtunity to tour the Helsinki center of the 60's and take photos of the treasured buildings from that time.
 
Wednesday 7.12.2016
ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! Dorte Mandrup, Denmark

Saturday 3.12.2016 at 2 pm / HELD IN FINNISH
Architecture Walk in the 60's: Concrete in Kouvola
Guided tour in the downtown of Kouvola - the city that is known for its concrete city centre.
 
Thursday 1.12.2016 at 5 pm / HELD IN FINNISH
Guided Architecture Tour: The church like a shadow – concrete in Tapiola
The Tapiola churh has divided opinions but it certainy doesn't leave anyone cold. Eija Rauske, researcher at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, tells about the the history of the building.

Wednesday 30.11.2016
ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! Junya Ishigami, Japan
 
Saturday, 22.10. 2:00 pm / HELD IN FINNISH
Architectural walk along Tokoinranta Bay, Helsinki
Juulia Kauste, Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, will host this walk introducing architectural monuments from the 1960s in the vicinity of Tokoinranta Bay in Hakaniemi. Departure from the Helsinki City Theatre. Address: Ensi linja 2, 00530 Helsinki
 
Saturday, 29.10. 2:00 pm / HELD IN FINNISH
Architectural walk through the Aalto Centre, Seinäjoki
Two experts will host this walk through the administrative and cultural centre of Seinäjoki designed by Alvar Aalto. The tour will take place as a dialogue between Juho Haavisto, exhibition producer at the Museum of Finnish Architecture, and Jussi Aittoniemi, City Architect of Seinäjoki, who will together discuss this 1960s landmark and the present-day challenges it faces. The walk will be co-organized with the Seinäjoki Public Library/Provincial Library and the Museum of South Ostrobothnia. The departure point will be announced in due course. Held in Finnish / Free of charge.
 
Saturday, 29.10. 2:00 pm / HELD IN FINNISH
A walk through Helsinki’s Myllypuro with writer Tomi Kontio and architect Aaro Artto
A walk through Helsinki's Myllypuro with two Finlandia Prize winners. Writer Tomi Kontio meets architect Aaro Artto. People’s responses to architecture are shaped by their everyday lives. On this eye-opening tour of 1960s sites, participants will be offered new insights and ideas about the era’s architecture. Writer Tomi Kontio will share his personal experiences of the suburb of Myllypuro in East Helsinki, with additional architectural expertise provided by arhchitect Aaro Artto.
Departure from in from of the Media Library. Address: Kiviparintie 2, 00920 Helsinki
Price: 10/5/0€

 
HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK 5.–11.9.2016
 
Wednesday September 7 at 4 pm–5.30 pm, Kokoon house, the museum courtyard, Kasarmikatu 24
KOKOON: Discussion on temporary housing & transportable solutions in the city
A discussion on the topic of temporary housing and design solutions in urban and suburban context will be organised in collaboration between Wood Program at Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture, Design Museum Helsinki and the Museum of Finnish Architecture and it is part of the Helsinki Design Week 2016. The discussion will be moderated by Philip Tidwell,Instructor for the Wood Program at Aalto University School of Arts Design and Architecture. Other speakers include Wood Program students Sini Koskinen and Toni Lahti, Designer in Residence Helsinki 2016 Luca Picardi, designer Pablo Riquelme, architect Harri Ahokas and architect Satoshi Ohtaki. Discussion will be held in English / Free of charge.
 

EERO SAARINEN HONORARY LECTURE 2016
 
Thursday 8.9. 17–19, G18 Ballroom, Yrjönkatu 18, 00120 HKI / Attendance by invitation only
Spela Videcnik, Ofis: Inspiring Limitations
This annual lecture organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture pays tribute to the legacy of the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen. Every year the museum invites a young, internationally acclaimed architect to hold a lecture about their work, career and sources of inspiration. This year’s lecturer will be Spela Videcnik from Slovenia-based Ofis Architects.


OPEN HOUSE HELSINKI 9.9.–11.9.
 
Saturday September 10 at 2 pm
Walking tour led by the director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Juulia Kauste:
Newest Finnish Architecture
Meeting point, Esplanade Park, J.L.Runeberg statue. Weather permitting. Free of charge.
 
Saturday September 10 at 4 pm–5:30 pm
Urban Sanctuary – TALK
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24 Helsinki
Veronika Hlinicanova (University of the Arts London) hosts a talk on new ways of looking
at the public sacred space in contemporary cities in relation to art and the notion of the body. This talk will present the outcomes of her two years of research. For the discussion on the project, Veronika Hlinicanova will be joined by architects Anna Csefalvay and Veronika Trnovska from the WO|V|EN studio, who have collaborated with her on this project. WO|V|EN is a shared platform for the spatial ideas of four women architects, who plan installations, create design interiors and organize workshops together.
 
Sunday September, 11 at 2 pm
Walking tour led by the director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Juulia Kauste:
Newest Finnish Architecture
Meeting point, Esplanade Park, J.L.Runeberg statue. Weather permitting. Free of charge.

Wednesday June 22, 6–8 pm in the museum’s garden
Music Improvisation Evenings: Duo Cassag
 
Wednesday June 29, 6–8 pm in the museum’s garden
Music Improvisation Evenings: Blind Date for Musicians
 
Wednesday July 6, 6–8 pm in the museum’s garden
Music Improvisation Evenings: Blind Date for Musicians
 
Wednesday July 13, 6–8 pm at the Museum of Finnish Architecture
Music Improvisation Evenings: Sergio Castrillón's solo improv project

Saturday 4.6. and Sunday 5.6., 3 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Guided tour of the exhibition / LANGUAGE: FINNISH
Guided tours will be offered to mark the FINISSAGE of the Care and Cure exhibition. MFA guide Joona Rantasalo provides an introduction to the exhibition’s themes on this 45 minute tour.
Included in the cost of admission: €8/4/0 / held in Finnish
 
Wednesday May 11, 2016, 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects: Slowness Dignified
Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects have been invited to participate in the main exhibition at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice, Italy. Architect Saija Hollmén gives an introduction to their architectural ideas, methods and projects. Held in English; Museum admission fee 8/4/0 €

Wednesday May 18, 2016, 5pm, Museum of Finnish Archtecture 
EKSO discussion panel: Architects’ Europe – Museums as Public Space
To celebrate International Museum Day, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the European Cultural Foundation EKSO are organizing a discussion on museums as public spaces.
How has the basic function of museums changed over time? How has this influenced the design of museum buildings and their use? Insights will be offered by architects Hans van Heeswijk (The Netherlands) and architect Wilhelm Helander (Finland). The event is organized in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy and Haahtela. Included in the cost of admission: €8/4/0 / held in English
 
Wednesday 17.2., 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
A peek in the museum’s collections: Paatela archives offer a rare glimpse into the history of Finnish hospital architecture / LANGUAGE: FINNISH
Paatela & Co Architects recently donated an extensive collection of scale models and original drawings to the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The architects of the Paatela family are renowned for their contribution to Finnish hospital architecture. Their donation includes original drawings of Kotka Central Hospital, a scale model of Töölö Hospital and drawings of the annex added to Töölö Hospital in the 1950s. What does this donation mean for the museum and the users of its collections? Elina Standertskjöld shares insights from the archivist’s perspective. Mikael Paatela in turn shares thoughts from the donor’s side.
Included in the cost of museum admission €8/4/0
 
Wednesday 9.3., 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Vaikuttajafoorumi: Pekka Haavisto / Global challenges – local answers / LANGUAGE: FINNISH
Free admission, held in Finnish  
Wednesday 16.3., Museum of Finnish Architecture
Just for kids: Three workshops on exhibition-related themes / LANGUAGE: FINNISH
9.30–11.00 am
11.00 am–12.30 pm
5.30–7.00 pm
Art educator Kaisa Sjövall provides kids with a hands-on introduction to the exhibition’s themes. The workshops are free of charge. Please sign up ahead of the event: kaisa.sjovall@mfa.fi held in Finnish
 
Thursday March 3, 2016, Museum of Finnish Architecture
ARCHITECTURE SPEAKS! Kunlé Adeyemi: African Water Cities / LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
The lecture is part of the Architecture Speaks lecture series, organised in collaboration with the Aalto University. Held in English. / Entrance included in the museum’s admission charge 8/4/0€
 
 
SHORT LECTURE COURSE
 
Tuesday April 5th–Friday April 15th,
Short Lecture Course: History of Finnish Architecture
This short lecture course is an introductory package of the history of Finnish architecture, from the vernacular wooden houses to the hi-tec architecture of the 1990s, what was built, when and why? The aim is to become more aware of the architecture you encounter in, for instance, Helsinki, and to understand how building and architecture are interconnected with the general development of Finnish culture and society. The course leader is Netta Böök (architect M.Sc.), and the lectures will be held at the Museum of Finnish Architecture.The lectures are open for all museum visitors. The students of Aalto University and Helsinki University enter free when they show a valid student card at the ticket counter; others willing to attend the lectures have to pay the entrance fee €8/4/0. The excursions are free, except for entrance fees.
 

Wednesday 10.2.2016 at 6.00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Discussion forum: Heritage preservation in the midst of new hospital design and health care reform, Case Paimio Sanatorium / held in Finnish
Speakers:

Jarmo Raveala

Architect, Finnish Association of Architects SAFA, Project Planning Director, Helsinki City Real Estate Department, Premises Centre 
 

Tommi Lindh
Director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation
 

Olli-Pekka Lehtonen

Director of the Varsinais-Suomi Health Care District 
 

Moderator: Juulia Kauste

Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture
Entrance included in the museum’s admission charge 8/4/0€

Wednesday 2.12 at 6.00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Discussion forum: What’s new in hospital design / held in Finnish
Hosted by the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA
Guest speakers:

Jorma Teittinen,
Project Director, operational planning, Chief Physician, Espoo Hospital
New hospitals, new ways of working

Jonna Taegen,
Architect, Design Manager, New Hospital Project, Central Finland Health Care District
The design process: from care models to spaces, functional design of Central Finland Central Hospital
 
Helinä Kotilainen,
Chief Architect at the National Institute for Health and Welfare
Healing environments: information sources
 
Wednesday 9.12 at 6.00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
INFLUENCER FORUM / held in English
Hospitals and the architectural avant-garde: the rediscovery of a lost building type
The MFA’s series of Influencer Forums opens up a variety of perspectives on social issues related to architecture. Our guest speakers this December are the Dutch architect Professor Cor Wagenaar and Professor Hennu Kjisik, architect, Finnish Association of Architects SAFA.
Admission free of charge. Kindly register in advance: events@mfa.fi
The event will be in English.

Wednesday October 28 at 6 pm
Artist-at-work demo: Finnish master craftsman Pekka Huhta
Pekka Huhta will demonstrate traditional Finnish joinery skills, tools and techniques.
Entrance: EUR 8/4/0 includes museum admission
 
Saturday Nov 14, 3 pm / THIS EVENT IS FULL Japanese tea tasting hosted by Théhuone at the Museum of Finnish Architecture
The Helsinki-based tearoom Théhuone and the Museum of Finnish Architecture are hosting a tea tasting as part of the ‘SUKIYA Japanese teahouse’ FINNISSAGE weekend program. During the 90 minute tasting, guests will have the chance to sample a variety of tea blends from around the world, accompanied by a selection of sweets and savoury delicacies. During the tasting, a tea expert will give a brief talk on tea tasting etiquette, tea culture and the history of tea. Guests are welcome to visit the exhibition after the tasting.
Please book in advance: thehuone@thehuone.com
EUR 20/ head (includes museum admission and tea tasting)

Sunday Nov 15, 3 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Artist at Work Demo by Sukiya Masters Akinori Abo and Toru Abo
Two recognized Japanese master craftsmen will provide a live demonstration of the sukiya technique in action. Akinoro Abo and Toru Abo are a living example of how this vanishing art form is passed on from father to son in a close master-apprentice relationship. The event is part of the ‘SUKIYA Japanese teahouse’ FINNISSAGE weekend program. Entrance: EUR 8/4/0 includes museum admission
 
Wednesdays September 23 at 6 pm / October 14 at 6 pm / November 4 at 6 pm
Japanese tea tastings hosted by Thehuone at the Museum of Finnish Architecture
The Helsinki-based tearoom Thehuone and the Museum of Finnish Architecture will be hosting three tea tastings as part of the ‘SUKIYA Japanese teahouse’ exhibition. During the 90 minute tasting, guests will have the chance to sample a variety of tea blends from around the world, accompanied by a selection of sweets and savoury delicacies. During the tasting, a tea expert will give a brief talk on tea tasting etiquette, tea culture and the history of tea. Guests are welcome to visit the exhibition after the tasting. 
Please book in advance: thehuone@thehuone.com
EUR 20/ head (includes museum admission and tea tasting)
 
Thursday September 9 2015, 6 pm, L3 Muotoilumakasiini Stage
EERO SAARINEN HONORARY LECTURE: JUN IGARASHI
The annual honorary lecture organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture celebrates Eero Saarinen’s legacy as a forward looking ambitious innovator by inviting young practicing architects with international recognition to speak about their work, career and influences.
For more information, please visit >>
Free of Charge / RSVP events@mfa.fi

Monday Sep 7, 5 pm, Marikahvila Esplanadi 33
Talk: Urban Hut Helsinki
Teresa Dillon (UK) hosts a talk on the plans and development for a free-to-use Urban Hut for Helsinki in context of the Design Residency Programme organised by the British Council in partnership with HIAP and Helsinki Design Week. 

Wednesday Sep 2, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Artist at Work Demo by Sukiya Masters Akinori Abo and Toru Abo
Two recognized Japanese master craftsmen will provide a live demonstration of the sukiya technique in action. Akinoro Abo and Toru Abo are a living example of how this vanishing art form is passed on from father to son in a close master-apprentice relationship. Entrance: EUR 8/4/0 includes museum admission

SUMMER 2015

May 27 – August 23, 2015
Every Wednesday,  8 am – 9.30 am
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
YOGA BY PRANAMA
Come early – each lesson is limited to 20 participants. Pay what you wish.
More information >>
 
May 27 – August 23, 2015
Every day, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
CAFEBAR LUOMUS
The Design Museum’s bistro cafebar Luomus will serve al fresco snacks and drinks in the garden all through summer: open whenever the Design Museum is.
 
May 27 – August 23, 2015
Every Tuedays, 11.30 am – 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion (weather permitting)
STREET GASTRO FOOD TRUCK
Choose from a selection premium sandwiches packed with flavour and freshness. All bread is baked fresh daily using our special recipe and topped with fresh herbs, vegetables and locally produced meats.

Wednesday May 27, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
LAPONIA IMPROVISATIONS FESTIVAL SPRING FINALE
Amanda Blomqvist on percussion, Anu Keski-Saari on cello, Selja Raudas: saxphone and Mikael Sagulin on viola, Markku Toikkanen on electric guitar, Heta Keskinarkaus on vocals, Noora Salmi on vocals.
Museum admission €8/4/0
 
Wednesday June 3, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
LAPONIA IMPROVISATIONS FESTIVAL, SPRING FINALE
Jussi Mutenia on trumpet, Satu Tilanen on vocals, Otto Eskelinen on saxophone, Antti Soulanto on electric guitar, Grisell Macdonell on double bass, Panu Luukkonen on trombone, Eki Vikman on
percussion. Museum admission €8/4/0
 
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
RAINER KNAPAS: Why do we remember Monrepos as a gem of 18th century garden design?
Culture and Art Historian Rainer Knapas: Why do we remember Monrepos as a gem of 18th century garden design? Free admission
 
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
TAINA LAAKSOHARJU: Urban Agriculture from a Crisis Response Perspective
Taina Laaksoharju, Director of the Association of Useful Plants, looks at urban agriculture from a crisis response perspective. How would we cope during an extended power outage, with all shops closed? Could we survive by foraging for food in the city? How can urban agriculture help prepare us for calamity?
Free admission
 
Friday, June 12, 2015, 11 am – 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Museum Courtyard
FOR KIDS: SUNFLOWER WORKSHOP
The Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Design Museum and the Friends of the two museums (DAMY) will celebrate Helsinki Day by organizing a special workshop for kids. Each participant will plant their own sunflower and decorate the pot with summery patterns.
Free admission
 
Wednesday July 22, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
IMPROVISATION EVENING
Featuring Johannes Sarjasto on saxophone and Sergio Castrillón on cello.
Free admission
 
Wednesday July 29, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
IMPROVISATION EVENING
Featuring Amanda Blomqvist on percussion and Sergio Castrillón on cello.
Free admission
 
Wednesday August 5, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
IMPROVISATION EVENING
Featuring Pauli Lyytinen on saxophone, Ville Vokkolainen on electric guitar and Sergio Castrillón on cello.
Free admission
 
Wednesday August 12, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion
IMPROVISATION EVENING
Featuring James Andean on audio installation and Sergio Castrillón on cello.
Free admission
 
Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Guided tours of the exhibition led by curator JULIA DONNER.
Museum admission 8/4/0€
 
Thursday, August 20, 2015, 4 pm – 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Museum Courtyard
NIGHT OF THE ARTS PROGRAMME AT THE MUSEUM
The Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum will organize workshops in the courtyard between the two museums. A guided tour of the exhibition starts at 6 pm. (In Finnish)
Free admission

Saturday August 29, 12 am – 6 pm 
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Säie Pavilion and Museum Courtyard
CLEANING DAY
The courtyard and garden pavilion will become an open flea market during Cleaning Day, a festival that transforms the city into giant second-hand market.
Free admission


Difference and Repetition: A Roundtable on Architecture, Society, and Competition
Sunday, April 26, 2015, 11 am
Troy Conrad Therrien, Curator of Architecture and Digital Initiatives at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and curator of Guggenheim Helsinki Now, and Juulia Kauste, Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture will moderate a roundtable discussion about the function of competitions in contemporary architecture and the role of architects in society. Participants will include Bjarke Ingels; Jeanne Gang; Marco Steinberg, Founder of Snowcone; Riina Palva, Founder and Principal of Verstas; and Pentti Kareoja, Founder and principal of ARK-House Architects and Professor at Aalto University.
Location: Museum of Finnish Architecture, Kasarmikatu 24, Helsinki
Admission: Free
The event will be held in English

March 16–27, Museum of Finnish Architecture, large exhibition hall
HISTORY OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE ARK-C1005
This lecture cource is free of charge and held in English
Monday 16th of March 4.15–6 pm.
Main characteristics of historical Finnish architecture. Vernacular building. Periods and monuments till 1809
Wednesday 18th of March 4.15–6 pm.
The Finnish wooden town. Finnish 19th century architecture. Helsinki from the 17th to 20th century
Friday 20th of March 2–4 pm.
Walking tour in the historical centre of Helsinki. Meeting at Senate Square.
Monday 23rd of March 4.15–6 pm.
Finnish architecture from around 1900 to the 1940 ́s. National Romanticism, the Classicism of the 1920 ́s, Finnish Functionalism
Wednesday 25th of March 4.15–6 pm.
Finnish architecture after World War II. The Golden Age of the 1950 ́s, the Boom of the 1960 ́s; tendencies by the turn of the Century
Friday 27th of March, noon–4 pm / Aalto excursion in Helsinki. Meeting point will be specified later.
Course leader: Netta Böök, architect (M.Sc.)
Organisers: Aalto University Department of Architecture & Museum of Finnish Architecture 
 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 2:00–6.00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Europe City Seminar: Schools as Public Spaces 
This international seminar brings schools into the dialogue on public urban space. How can school buildings serve the public as a venue for community meetings and recreational activities? The discussion will be in English. Free admission; refreshments served. Please register in advance: orna(a)benlulu@mfa.fi
 
Featured speakers:
Judit Carrera, Director of the European Prize for Urban Public Space, Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), Barcelona, Spain
Matevz Celik, Director, MAO Museum of Architecture and Design, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Sinus Lynge, EFFEKT Arkitekter ApS, Denmark
Jonas Love Norlin, Reiulf Ramstadt Arkitekter, Norway
Ilkka Salminen, architect, Verstas Architects
Hilla Rudanko, architect, Rudanko-Kankkunen Architects
Petri Saarelainen, architect, Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects


2014
 
13 Dec 2014, 12 am – 4 pm, Museum of the Finnish Architecture
Helsinki 2015. Gingerbread City: Decorating Workshop
Gingerbread decorating workshop for the whole family at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. 
Free entry.

6 Jan 2015, 12 am – 4 pm, Museum of the Finnish Architecture
Helsinki 2015. Gingerbread City: Key to the Future Workshop
Key to the Future workshop for the whole family at the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Free entry and refreshments (glögg, gingerbread and juice)
 
Wednesday 26th November at 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Professor, Architect Martin Rajniš: Experimental wooden constructions
Architect, Curator Philip Tidwell: Introduction to the Annual Rings 1994-2014 -exhibition
Martin Rajnis is one of the five recipients of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2014. Rajnis was born in 1944 in Prague. He began his studies at the University of Technology in Prague in 1962 before moving to the AVU architecture school where he obtained a diploma in 1972 for which he also prepared at SIAL in Liberec. He worked with SIAL until 1979 and then Studio Shape, before setting up his own office, D.A. Studio, in 1986. From 1990 he taught at VSUP in Prague where he was a professor between 1993 and 1997. He also taught at the University of Technology in Liberec. Since 2001, he has dedicated his work and that of his office M-Rak to the building of such timber structures as the Scholzberg Tower (2006), Snezka Post Office (2007) and, more recently, the Jara Cimrman Museum. Martin Rajnis was curator of the Czech Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale. Annual Rings 1994-2014. A New Generation of Wood Architecture -exhibition, co-hosted by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Aalto University Wood Program, tells the story of Finnish wood architecture over the past two decades. It also celebrates the Wood Program’s 20th anniversary. Philip Tidwell is one the curators of the exhibition.
Entrance 6/3/0€

Thursday November 6 2014, 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
VOICES AND SNAPSHOTS ON CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
Free entry!
Illustrated snapshot views on contemporary architecture by:
ArchDaily
ALA Architects
Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen
Arkkitehdit NRT
B&M architects
Esa Ruskeepää Architects
Huttunen Lipasti Pakkanen Architects
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Playa Arkkitehdit
Sanaksenaho Architects
 
 
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 1 pm–5.30 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
SHARED CITIES
NORTHERN PERSPECTIVES
SEMINAR ON URBAN PUBLIC SPACE
Designing and revitalizing urban public spaces has been occurring in many European cities lately. However, the notion of public space itself has many forms and can be viewed differently depending on cultural, geographical and social factors. In cold climate public space can mean both outdoors and indoors spaces which are open to the public. Shared Cities - Northern Perspectives -seminar sets out to explore how urban public space is perceived in northern hemisphere.
 
Mandaworks winning proposal Inside Outside Vaasa for the revelopment of the Race Course area in Vaasa provides an example how public spaces can be taken into consideration when planning new urban city structures. The development of a new multi-use building in Maunula,
Helsinki on the other provides an example on how an indoors space can function as a shared public space between different generations and user groups. The building will incorporate communal library, youth
centre and educational centre under one roof.
 
Seminar's keynote speaker architect Janna Levitt will bring Canadian point of view to the discussion of public spaces. Levitt is a partner at LGA Architectural Partner and under her leadership, LGA have become leaders in creating public spaces that are artistic, socially active and responsive to Canada's diverse seasons and cultures.
Seminar is organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture in collaboration with the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Seminar is part of Europe City -programme.
 
 
 

Thursday 11 September, 6pm, Lasipalatsi Bio Rex
Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture: Stephen Witherford
The annual honorary lecture organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture celebrates Eero Saarinen’s legacy as a forward looking ambitious innovator by inviting young practicing architects with international recognition to speak about their work, career and influences. This year's lecturer is architect Stephen Witherford, who is the founding director of Witherford Watson Mann Architects. The London-based office's projects include Amnesty International UK headquarters, the Whitechapel Gallery extension and the construction of a contemporary house within the medieval ruins of Astley Castle, for which they won the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize. Lecture will be organised as a part of Helsinki Design Week.
Free of charge.

Wednesday 3rd September 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
A Lecture by Architect Rossana Hu, Wallpaper* Magazine’s Designer of the Year 2014  
Architect Rossana Hu, a founding partner of Shanghai–based Neri&Hu, visits Finland and gives a lecture at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in September. The lecture is organized in collaboration with Ears on Helsinki. Neri&Hu is known as an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice. Besides providing architecture and master planning services the office is known by their interior-, graphic-, and product design projects. Rossana Hu and her partner Lyndon Neri are named Wallpaper* Magazine’s Designer of the Year 2014. They were inducted into U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame in 2013. Rossana Hu was selected as AD 100 top talents in architecture and interior design by Architectural Digest China.
Entrance: 6/3/0€
Held in English

Friday 5th September  3pm – 4.30pm, Hotel Seurahuone
EARS on Helsinki Roundtable Sessions: Different Dimensions – Architecture in China
In this session architects from Finland and China share their experiences in working in China. Hosted by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The event is part Europe- Asia Roundtable Sessions (EARS) which brings creative industy professionals together to discover business opportunities, share best practices and get insipired by others and their ideas.  
Panelists: Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Office; Teemu Kurkela, JKMM Architects; Pekka Salminen, PES Architects; Mika Woll, Beiging BeiJiGuang Architectural Design Co
Chaired by: Marco Steinberg

Jul 9 – Aug 27, 11 am – 4 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Drop-in guided tours on Wednesdays in July and August
The museum guide is available every Wednesday Jul 9 – Aug 27, 11 am – 4 pm
Languages: Finnish, English, German, Russian
The tour fee is included in the admission to the museum (EUR 6/3/0)

Wednesday 11 June, 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Reflections on the past, present and future of Finnish architecture
Rasmus Wærn: State of the Art of Building
Vesa Honkonen: Church of Shadows
Two lectures on Finnish architecture. In his lecture Swedish architect and writer Rasmus Wærn discusses the contemporary buildings in Finland and reflects upon the Finnish architecture of today. The lecture is linked to the Finnish Architecture. Biennial Review 2014 -exhibition. Architect Vesa Honkonen tells about the Church of Shadows, which is a church designed by Vesa Honkonen Arkkitehdit Ky in Chengdu, China. Entrance 6/3€.
 
Monday, 5 May, 18pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Indira van’t Klooster, editor-in-chief of A10 Magazine:
Reactivate! Innovators of Dutch architecture
Indira van ’t Klooster, editor-in-chief of the esteemed Dutch architecture magazine A10, will visit Finland and lecture about the latest developments of European architecture at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in May. Van ‘t Klooster’s lecture will give an introduction to the ideas of the rising generation of Dutch architects who identify themselves as active participants in the society within the existing financial context. The new collaborative modes of action topical in the Netherlands include e.g. community architecture, recycling and participatory design. Van ‘t Klooster will examine these new trends against the backdrop of corresponding phenomena in other parts of Europe. The evening will end with an open discussion and the audience is welcomed to share their findings of the Finnish architectural viewpoint. Indira van ‘t Klooster is the author of the recent book Reactive! Innnovators of Dutch Architecture and a sought-after lecturer in architecture events around the world. She is a guest lecturer at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and collaborates frequently with international architectural juries. The lecture will be held in English, free of charge and open for anyone interested in contemporary European architecture. The event is organised by Architecture Information Centre Finland and Museum of Finnish Architecture.

Wednesday 23 April, 6.30pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Peter Rich: Learnt in Translation
A lecture by Peter Rich, principal architect at Peter Rich Architects in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rich is a pioneer in the documentation of the spatial and aesthetic elements of African tribal settlements and has developed an architectural vocabulary that fuses Modernist principles with local tribal convention and sensitivity to material and environment. His work builds upon sustained research of local context and close collaboration with communities. His practice designed a wide rage of projects with a special focus on cultural heritage projects such as Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre and Alexandra Heritage Centre. The practice has won many awards such as the World Building of the Year 2009 WAF Barcelona and The Earth Award, London 2010. Rich currently teaches the Kigali Master Class at the Aalto University.
Entrance 6/3€.

Wednesday 9 April, 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Two Paths to Silence: behind the scenes
Architect Hüseyin Yanar and photographer Jussi Tiainen give an introduction to their joint exhibition on contemporary Finnish church architecture. The event will be held in both Finnish and English.
Entrance 6/3€.

Wednesday 26 March, 6.30 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
EVENING WITH ISRAELI ARCHITECTURE
Professor Architect Baruch Baruch: From Ideas to Architecture in Israel
Lecture by Professor Architect Baruch Baruch, President of the Israel Association of United Architects. The lecture will present the connection between ideologies which were part of the Israeli culture in the last century, their effect on the Israeli modern architecture, and the struggle between the local and the global.
Followed by wine reception and an opportunity to visit the Tel Aviv – White City – exhibition. The evening is organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Embassy of Israel in Helsinki with the kind support of Finnair. Free entry.
 
March 2014, Museum of Finnish Architecture
History of Finnish Architecture -lecture series
The lecture course provides an introduction to the special features of Finnish architecture and the relationships between architecture, landscape, resources and history. The time line is from the Middle Ages to the end of 20th century, with a focus on the 20th century. All lectures are free to attend and open for everyone. All enthusiasts of Finnish architecture welcome! The course is part of the lecture series Finnish Society and Culture organised by the University of Helsinki. More information on the course
 
Wednesday 12 February, 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Guided tour to the White City - Tel Aviv's Modern Movement -exhibition
A guided tour by the Collaborator Curator and Architect Tal Eyal and the Film and Exhibition Producer Smadar Timor. A journey into the modern history of Tel Aviv, a Mediterranean city nominated a world heritage site by UNESCO, offering a glance into its Modernist architecture. The tour will highlight the urban, European and Levantine influences on the city's development and on its architectural manifestations past and present. Walk through the exhibition images, models, 4 screen installation of the past and present of the city and a giant aerial photo of the "White City" layout. The tour will be held in English.
Entrance 6/3/0€
 
2013

Tuesday 29 October 2013, 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
VAIKUTTAJAFOORUMI: Carl Mossfeldt (Swe)
The event is free of charge and will be held in English. Only a limited number of seats available.
In an increasingly interdependent world, old approaches to urban development are losing their relevance. As a result, government both at the central and local level find themselves unable to implement both political and social objectives. Fortunately, new approaches are gradually forming.
 
VAIKUTTAJAFOORUMI is a forum for discussion on topics to do with society, cities, architecture and built environment. Museum of Finnish Architecture invites well-known and influential individuals from all areas of society to give a short speech on a topic close to their heart. The speech is followed by questions from the audience and general discussion. The guest speaker for this VAIKUTTAJAFOORUMI will be Carl Mossfeldt (SWE). Carl will challenge the audience to rethink urban development.

Carl Mossfeldt was previously the CEO of the Tällberg Foundation and has led numerous strategic change projects for the Foundation. He played a central role in realising the first Tällberg Forum in 2005 as well as in the build-up of the Tällberg organisation. From 2008 to 2010 he ran the largest Tällberg Foundation project to date: “Rework the World”. This was a two year exercise which culminated in a summit of 1700 people from 120 countries in Leksand, Sweden. The focus of the project was to incubate new systems based efforts that combine large scale job creation and climate mitigation with financial sustainability.
 
Carl started his career in strategy consulting and risk management for the financial services industry in London. He has also taught Economics and Philosophy at the Mahindra United World College of India. Carl is a World Fellow at Yale University. He holds a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an M.Phil in Intellectual History and Political Thought from Cambridge University. He is also a graduate of the United World College of the Adriatic, Italy.


Saturday 12 October 2013, 1pm - 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
South of North Helsinki seminar
South of North Helsinki is the opening seminar of a collaboration South of North which includes a series of seminars and a joint exhibition. The project aims at evaluating the phenomenon of Nordic architects working in developing countries and contemplating the influence of the architects’ own cultural background on the projects as well as the success of their projects regarding social, ecological and cultural sustainability, themes that most teams list as their design principles.
 
The program of the seminar includes presentations by: Yashar Hanstad / TYIN Tegnestue Architects, Sami RIntala / Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Architects Without Borders Denmark, Architects Without Borders Sweden, Architectural Environmental Strategies, Asante Collective, Hildur Ísdal Thorgeirsdóttir, Hollmén Reuter Sandman Architects and Komitu Architects.
Entrance fee 6/3€.
Seminar will be held in English.
Organizer: South of North
Co-organizers: Museum of Finnish Architecture, Finnish Association of Architects
Funding by: Nordisk Kulturfond, Konstnärsnämnden, Letterstedska Förening
 
September 13 - September 20 2103, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Sensory Cube -exhibition
The Sensory Cube is an object designed by the first year students at the Department of Architecture at Aalto University. Students have been given a task to design a cube from a material chosen by themselves. The purpose of the assignment is to change the state of matter and to inspire students to use their senses to feel the structure, texture, smell and taste of the material. Students are encouraged to focus on the feel of the material and the physical dimensions of an object; for example how does the surface and weight of an object feel like, what does it smell like, how does it feel in one’s hand? Results of the design process will be displayed in an exhibition at the upstairs lobby of the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
Organised by the MFA and Department of Architecture at Aalto University
Professor Mikko Heikkinen
Lecturer Jenni Reuter
Teachers Helena Sandman, Rosemarie Schnitzler, Janne Vesterinen
Entrance 6/3€

Wednesday 18 September, 7pm, Savoy Theatre
Eero Saarinen Honorary Lecture: Maurer United
This years lecturers are Marc Maurer and Nicole Maurer from Maurer United. The annual honorary lecture organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture celebrates Eero Saarinen’s legacy as a forward looking ambitious innovator by inviting young practicing architects with international recognition to speak about their work, career and influences. Lecture will be organised as a part of Helsinki Design Week 2013. 
Entrance 6/3€, only cash.
 
June - September 2013, Museum of Finnish Architecture’s courtyard
Rakennetaan puutarha! City Gardening Project
In the summer 2013 the courtyard between Museum of Finnish architecture and Design Museum will be taken over by a city gardening project. Project is organised by Rakennetaan kaupunki! – children’s architecture education group and Lasten ja nuorten puutarhayhdistys.

Wednesday 28 August, 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Fantastic Norway: Views on Nordic Architecture
A lecture by Fantastic Norway, one of the participants in the Light Houses exhibition. Fantastic Norway was founded in 2004 by Håkon Matre Aasarød and Erlend Blakstad Haffner. Their primary ambition was to create an open, inclusive and socially aware architectural practice and to re-establish the role of the architect as an active participant in and a builder of society. In the wake of the terrorist attacks on Utøya 22 July 2011, Fantastic Norway have been working closely with the Labor Youth Party with designing a strategy for re-establishing a political camp on the island of Utøya.
Entrance 6/3€
 
Wednesday, August 21, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Voices on Nordic Architecture 2
A fast-paced, spontaneous look at contemporary Finnish and Nordic architecture. The Finnish architects featured in the Light Houses exhibition will share brief visual presentations of their current and future projects (in Finnish). Featured tonight are Verstas Architects, ALA Architects, Sanaksenaho Architects, JKMM Architects, Markus Wikar and Anttinen Oiva Architects. View the exhibition, enjoy a glass of wine and join the discussion!
Admission 6/3€

Wednesday August 14, 5pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
AAA+ Open Seminar
Exploring alternative sites and processes for new cultural spaces in Helsinki
The Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Helsinki Summer School, the YTK IFHP Summer School, and Laituri organize the event AAA + Alternative Art, Architecture and more. The student workshop and the open seminar aim to explore alternative sites and processes for new cultural spaces in Helsinki. During the workshop students, split in small groups, develop cultural concepts on the basis of three alternative spatial scenarios. Students are encouraged to reflect both funding and collaboration. A seminar presenting the results of the workshop is open to public. Admission 6/3€

Wednesday, June 12, 6 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Voices on Nordic Architecture 1
A fast-paced, spontaneous look at contemporary Finnish and Nordic architecture. The Finnish architects featured in the Light Houses exhibition will share brief visual presentations of their current and future projects (in Finnish). Featured tonight are Avanto Architects, Lundén Österlund, K2S Architects, Lassila Hirvilammi Architects and Hollmen Reuter Sandman Architects. View the exhibition, enjoy a glass of wine and join the discussion!
Admission 6/3€
 
Tuesday 7 May 2013 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Glenn Murcutt – extraordinarily ordinary
A lecture by Lindsay Johnston
Entrance €6/3.
 
Johnston is the founder and Convener of the Architecture Foundation Australia which has organised the tour of the exhibition ‘Glenn Murcutt : Architecture for Place’. the Foundation also presents the annual Glenn Murcutt International Master Class with Glenn Murcutt and other eminent Australian architects.
 
Johnston is the former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture Building and Design at the University of Newcastle. He worked in research and architectural practice in Ireland prior to emigrating to Australia in 1986. He has been recipient of a number of awards for environmentally responsive buildings, some of which have been published internationally. He is former National Councillor of the Australian Institute of Architects, Chair of the AIA National Environment Committee and National Education Committee and received the 2002 AIA National Education Award for his contribution to architectural education. He has written and lectured on issues of environmental sustainability and education. He is a visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, Australia.


Wednesday 24 April 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Feathers of Steel: Nature in Glenn Murcutt’s architecture
A lecture by Professor Juhani Pallasmaa
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25 March – 12 April 2013
Lecture series on History of Finnish Architecture, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Introduction to the special features of Finnish architecture and the relationships between architecture, landscape, resources and history. The time line is from the Middle Ages to the end of 20th century, with a focus on the 20th century. The course is part of the lecture series Finnish Society and Culture organised by the University of Helsinki. Organisers: Aalto University Department of Architecture & Museum of Finnish Architecture

Wednesday April 3rd at 6pm, MFA
Professor Eric R. Hoffman: Realizing
AIA’s Young Architects Award 2013 winner
Lecture is held in English
 
Monday February 25, 2013 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Personal Architecture: OFFICE Kersten Geers and David van Severen
Organised by Aalto University Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in association with the Carlton University School of Architecture's Helsinki Satellite Studio. Lecture is held in English.
 
Monday February 4, 2013 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Personal Architecture: Alexander Brodsky
Organised by Aalto University Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in association with the Carlton University School of Architecture's Helsinki Satellite Studio. Lecture is held in English.

Wednesday January 30, 2013 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Unbuilt Helsinki Talk: Social Imagination, Spatial Narratives and Architecture
A short guide to UNBUILT HELSINKI -exhibition by Nene Tsuboi, the exhibition's co-curator followed by Mika Hannula's presentation.
 
Monday January 21, 2013 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Personal Architecture: Sami Rintala (Rintala Eggertson Architects)
Organised by Aalto University Department of Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in association with the Carlton University School of Architecture's Helsinki Satellite Studio. Lecture is held in English.


Friday, November 30, 2012 6pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Eight Voices on Architecture
Wine reception and illustrated snapshot views on contemporary architecture. The eight voices include architects from Finnish offices Avanto Architects, ALA and APRT Architects and also Canadian architects and designers.

November 30, 2012 1:00-4:30 pm, Finlandia Hall, Elissa Hall, Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki
Wonders of Wood – a seminar on Finnish and Canadian wood architecture
Wonders of Wood is an open seminar co-produced by the Finnish Centre for Architecture and the Museum of Finnish Architecture looking at contemporary wood architecture by Finnish and Canadian designers. The seminar will be held in English and is free of charge. The Canadian partner is Mission Design, a non-profit organization which promotes architecture and design as a driver of economic development by bringing together design professionals and key actors in the public and private sectors.
 
Every Wednesday from October 10 to November 25, 2012 at 6:00pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Snøhetta video screenings: The Desert Castle and Building a Legend
Don’t miss the chance to see two Snøhetta videos: The Desert Castle tells the story of the Ras Al-Khaimah Gateway (length 53 min) and Building a Legend (length 29 min)provides an introduction to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Screenings on October 24 and November 14 will be followed by a discussion.
 
Thursday November 15, 2012 6pm, MFA’s villa, Puistokatu 4
Module houses in Russian architecture: ArchiDo
St Petersburg –based architecture firm ArchiDo tells about the history of module houses in Russia and their own module house project EXIIS. The event is organised in collaboration with the Finnish Cultural Insitute in St Petersburg.

Wednesday October 10, 2012  6:00pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Snøhetta-lecture by Jenny B. Osuldsen
Snøhetta AS began as a collective practice combining architecture and landscape architecture in 1989. Since winning the well publicized international competition for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in 1989 Snøhetta has continued to establish a reputation for creating important and high quality designs with integrity and timeless character. Jenny B. Oskuldsen, is educated as Landscape architect in Norway (MLArch 1991) and in the USA. She has been working in Snøhetta since 1995 and is one of six partners in Snøhetta.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6:00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Time for change: Eco-efficient housing co-op
Modernisation of existing apartments with new, energy-efficient technology would be the most cost-effective way to slow down global warming.
 
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 6:00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Time for change: Urban or rural living?
Whether you choose to live in the city or the country, you can live ecologically or wastefully – it is your choice. Your carbon footprint is the direct outcome of your lifestyle. The carbon footprint of peripheral regional growth centres is, on average, the largest. Hear expert opinions on the pros and cons of urban and rural living from the perspective of sustainable development.
 
Saturday, September 15, 2012 1:00 pm
Open House Helsinki: Brick! -tour
Bus tour of mid-1950s buildings made of brick. Buildings visited include Church of Meilahti, Otaniemi Chapel and Villa Didrichsen.
 
Friday, September 14, 2012 2:00 pm
Open House Helsinki: "Ugly" Helsinki -tour
A walking tour focusing on the "ugly" side of the 1960s and 1970s architecture. The tour will start at Toinen linja 4A.

 
Thursday September 13, 2012 6:00 pm, Tulli- ja pakkahuone
Eero Saarinen honorary lecture: Franklin Azzi Architecture 
The annual honorary lecture organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture celebrates Eero Saarinen’s legacy as a forward looking ambitious innovator by inviting young practicing architects with international recognition to speak about their work, career and influences.

12.–16. September, 2012 Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre
Reading Corner at Habitare Ahead! Design Area
Architecture and Design publications. Visit us at 7m11.
 
Tuesday September 4, 2012 5:00 pm, Pavilion
Carbon footprint
Global warming is the single greatest threat to the future of humanity and our planet. The average per-capita carbon footprint in Finland is 13,000 kg per year. The earth’s maximum carrying capacity is 2,000 kg per capita/year. How serious is the predicament in which we have landed ourselves – and how can we get out of it? Hear the opinions of experts.
 
Tuesday August 28, 2012 12:00 pm, Pavilion
Reading group - Shorelines
Author Eija Rauske presents Shorelines: Residential Areas by the Water, a book published by the Museum of Finnish Architecture (www.mfa.fi) this spring.
 
Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:00–9:00 pm
The Night of the Arts at the MFA
Exhibitions open at the museum include "Finnish Architecture 2010/2011" and "Smart Living. Sustainability in Finnish small-scale reseidential living". Also open permanent exhibition "Decades of Finnish Architecture 1900-1970". Guided tours to the exhibitions at 6pm and 7pm.
 
Wednesday August 22, 2012 6:00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Finnish architecture: the client’s perspective
Why do we build, and for whom? Every building is commissioned by someone, but who exactly is the client?
 
Tuesday August 14, 2012 6:00 pm, Pavillion, Free admission
Architecture of Change: architecture in the crisis areas and developing communities
An evening with a lecture by Brazilian architect and urbanist Edgard Gouveia Jr, and presentations of two Finnish projects, Liina Transitional Refugee Shelter and Komitu.
 
Tuesday August 8, 2012 6:00 pm, Pavilion
Time for change: Renewable energy sources
Energy efficiency is the absolute top priority of sustainable architecture in Finland. Buildings and home energy account for 40% of our energy consumption and 30% of our CO2 emissions.
 
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 6:00 pm, Pavilion
Museum of Finnish Architecture’s Film Night II
Museum of Finnish Architecture presents two films about architecture by Rax Rinnekangas from his Five Master Houses of the World –series: Villa Mairea / Alvar Aalto and Koshino House / Tadao Ando

Wednesday July 4, 2012 6:00 pm, Pavilion
Museum of Finnish Architecture’s Film Night
Museum of Finnish Architecture presents two films about architecture: Paikan päällä. Keskusteluja arkkitehti Juhani Pallasmaan kanssa. Osa I Sammatti and Le Cabanon par Le Corbusier from the Five Master Houses of the World –series.
Please note that Paikan päällä is in Finnish and Le Cabanon par Le Corbusier in Finnish with English subtitles.
 
Tuesday July 3–6 and 10–13, 2012 2:00 pm–5:00 pm, Pavillion
Ask about architecture!
The Museum of Finnish Architecture’s information point at the Pavilions provides its services during the first two weeks from Tuesday to Friday from 14:00 to 17:00. Are you interested in the story of a particular building? Are you looking for an interesting route for taking a walk? Do you have questions about the history of architecture in Helsinki?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6.00 pm, Pavilion
Finnish architecture: the user’s perspective
How do you personally feel about architecture? This forum provides all consumers of architecture with an opportunity to express their opinions on the built environment, with a focus on new Finnish projects from 2010 and 2011.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6.00 pm, Museum of Finnish Architecture
Finnish architecture: the builder’s perspective
Finnish architecture from 2010–2011 will be discussed from the builder’s viewpoint.
 
Thursday, June 7, 2012 6.00 pm, Pavilion
Finnish architecture: the architect’s perspective
How does Finnish architecture from 2010/2011 look and feel from an architect’s viewpoint? Experts and professionals will evaluate the biennial review and share their comments on the featured projects.