Welcome to hear how Nordic cities and regions are developing and how architectural policies are part of the process!
ARCHINFO – The Architecture Information Centre Finland – is organising a Nordic Conference and Architectural Policy Expert Meetings 13-14 October 2016 in Helsinki.
The event is aimed at experts of the built environment as well as decision makers and other key agents in the field of architecture and architecture policies. Register now here.
Conference: MORE ARCHITECTURE - Architecture as a Resource for Nordic Culture
Time: Thursday 13 October, 9 am – 4.30 pm
Place: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni, Paasivuorenkatu 5
Welcome to a Nordic conference to find out how Nordic cities and regions are developing and how architectural policies are part of the process!
Hear how the entire city of Kiruna (Sweden) is being relocated. To tell about this extraordinary process we are delighted to welcome Sam Keshavarz (White Arkitekter) and county architect Björn Adolfson.
Learn about urban development in the cities of Örebro (Sweden), Helsinki (Finland) and Vantaa (Finland) as Deputy Mayors Björn Sundin, Anni Sinnemäki and Hannu Penttilä alongside their leading city planning officers Peder Hallkvist, Mikko Aho and Tarja Laine will share thoughts in a round table discussion.
New architecture from Finland, Estonia and the Baltic region will be presented by Professor, Director of the Alvar Aalto Academy Markku Hedman and the Uusi Kaupunki collective (FI), the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Reima Pietilä Award, alongside Indrek Allmann of Architectural Bureau PLUSS (Estonia) and Ott Kadarik and Mihkel Tüür of Kadarik Tüür Architects (Estonia).
Architect Tiina Valpola and researcher Petri Tuormala will discuss the role of architectural policy in developing the built enviroment. Leading local experts Anja Lena Jensen from Viborg (Denmark), Vigleik Winje from Haugesund (Norway) and Leena Rossi from Jyväskylä (Finland) will present interesting cases of local architectural policies.
MORE ARCHITETURE – Architecture as Resource for Nordic Culture is organised by ARCHINFO - Architecture Information Centre Finland in collaboration with the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture as part of the Finnish Presidency 2016 of the Nordic Council for Ministers.
The event is free to attend (including lunch and coffee) but requires registration. Register now!
Working languages are English and the Nordic languages (simultaneous interpretation available).
Please note: after the conference and starting at 5 pm there will be the Finlandia Prize for Architecture award ceremony. The prize is awarded by SAFA – The Finnish Association of Architects. In 2016 the winner will be chosen by former Finnish Prime Minister Mr Paavo Lipponen.
Architectural Policy Expert Meeting for those working with and interested in local architectural policies
Time: Friday 14 October 9 am – 12.15 pm
Place: Kulturkontakt Nord / The Nordic Culture Point, Kaisaniemenkatu 9
Please join us to hear about the architectural policy strategy and practices of Danish city Vejle and discuss exchanging expertise and experiences between Nordic cities.
Moderated by Leena Rossi, Head of Urban Planning for the City of Jyväskylä and Chairman of the board of the Finnish Association fo Arhitects SAFA.
Working language English.
Please note that after the morning expert meeting there will be a guided tour of new architecture in the Helsinki region.
We have reserved a limited number of accommodation for a special rate at the
Scandic Paasi hotel by K2S Architects. The hotel is centrally located adjacent to the conference venue. Bookings by September 29, for more information see: http://archinfo.fi/morearchitecture/