EXHIBITIONS AVAILABLE FOR TOURING
Available in English: FINNISH ARCHITECTURE. REVIEW 2018
The exhibition presents 16 jury-selected projects both small and large spanning from the second half of 2015 to the first half of 2017, including new and renovated housing, saunas, churches, cultural and educational buildings, as well as samples of transporation architecture. The Review 2018 showcases a selection of Finnish architectural projects representing exceptional quality, experimentation, extraordinary craftsmanship and re-evaluation of existing conventions. ARCTIC DREAMS - ARCHITECTURE FOR TOURISTS IN LAPLAND 1930–1950
Through the ages Lapland has been a centre of myths and legends; a strangely alluring Ultima Thule. For a long time the area was known mainly through the stories brought back by explorers and adventurers. It was not until the early 1900s, as infrastructure improved, that tourism as such to Lapland began. The exhibition introduces the northern tourism architecture and landscape culture in the 1930s and 40s. The exhibition is based on Harri Hautajärvi's research work and collections of the Museum of Finnish Architecture.
ANNUAL RINGS – A NEW GENERATION OF WOOD ARCHITECTURE IN FINLAND
The exhibition tells the story of Finnish wood architecture over the past two decades. The exhibition showcases 14 innovative Finnish wood architecture projects. The included projects have been selected not only for their quality, but also for the experimental nature of their execution.
FINNISH ARCHITECTURE — 7th BIENNIAL REVIEW
The exhibition presents 15 jury-selected projects completed between July 2013 and June 2015 in photographs, drawings, and a film about the participating architecture offices, their projects and users. The Review highlights a number of interesting new inroads in housing development, as well as Finnish restoration expertise.
SUOMI SEVEN – EMERGING ARCHITECTS FROM FINLAND
introduces a full line-up of Finland’s most promising up-and-coming architectural talents born in the 1970s and 80s. The presented architects have already built up an internationally notable portfolio – a key strength in terms of Finland’s future as a nation of architecture. Thanks to Finland’s established tradition of open architectural competitions, many emerging Finnish architects have had the opportunity to work on major projects at a relatively early stage of their professional careers.
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DOWN THE STAIRS TO A SHADY GROVE. DIALOGUES IN FINNISH GARDEN DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE
The exhibition looks at garden design and how it has interacted with architecture over the past three centuries. During this period, the role and appreciation of gardens has changed and evolved in step with prevailing social and historical circumstances. When building new or filling out an existing site, architects and landscape architects have worked together to address the built environment and landscape as an integrated unit. Broken down into five themes, the exhibition provides a rundown of Finnish gardens from various historical periods and the social conditions that have informed their design.
MORE COLORFUL, MORE CHEERFUL, MORE SOPHISTICATED. FINNISH ARCHITECTURE IN THE SIXTIES
The exhibition looks at the themes, visual idiosyncrasies and aesthetics of sixties architecture. It also invites audiences to contemplate social themes and provides an introduction to Finland’s key architects of the sixties.
THE FINNISH ROWHOUSE – FROM WORKING-CLASS HOUSING TO MIDDLE-CLASS DREAM
Based on extensive research by Professor Riitta Nikula, the exhibition takes us on a journey back in time into the history of the Finnish rowhouse, highlighting samples of high-quality ‘everyday architecture’ from around Finland. In doing so it provides an overview of Finnish housing policy, urban planning and architecture from the early 1900s to the sixties. How did the rowhouse become the Finnish way of living?
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