Finnish Wood: Past and Future
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
10:00 – 10:45
Nordic Architecture Fair
Scene G 1
Svenska Mässan, Mässans gata, Gothenburg
In the Nordic region wood has been used as a building material for tens of thousands of years. Anssi Lassila recounts what he has learnt from traditional construction methods and how this has helped him create innovative solutions for the future.
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion under the theme of Country Life on Scene G3. Anders Nyquist – architect, founder and principal Eco Cycle Design, Njurunda, Anssi Lassila – architect, founder and principal OOPEAA (Office for peripheral architecture), Helsinki, Christian Broen – project leader Dansk Byplanlaboratorium, Copenhagen, Hlédis Sveinsdottir – architect, co-founder and principal EON arkitektar, Reykjavík, and Sixten Rahlff – architect, co-founder and principal 3RW arkitekter, Bergen will discuss issues of sustainability related to the relationship between urbanization and the countryside.
The Nordic Architecture Fair is a two-day event that brings together architects, town planners, property developers and building contractors to discuss one of today’s most pressing questions: What kind of society do we want in the future, and how will it function?
Nordic Architecture Fair is organized by The Swedish Exhibition and Congress Center. It is a dedicated Nordic exhibition, conference and meetings event for cutting edge architecture and urban planning. There are four areas of focus Architecture and Urban planning, Digital building, Innovative materials and Smart buildings. The speakers include Helle Juul, MD, Juul & Frost.,Gert Wingårdh, MD, Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor, Gro Bonesmo, Space Group, Monica von Schmalensee, MD, White Arkitekter, Sima Zangiabadi, Head of Business Development, PEAB, Lars Andrén MD, Momentum, Emma Jonsteg, Charles Renfro and Julien De Smedt.