Suomi Seven at MFA

Suomi Seven exhibition now comes to Helsinki at the Museum of Finnish Architecture!

Exhibition opens on Monday, 23. March and ends on 5. May.




Arkkitehtuutimuseo / Museum of Finnish Architecture


Avajasiin maanantaina 23.3.2015 klo 18 / Opening on Monday March 23, 2015 at 6 pm

Arkkitehtuurimuseon ja Deutsches Architekturmuseumin (DAM) yhteistyössä Arkkitehtuurin tiedotuskeskuksen kanssa tuottama näyttely esittelee valikoiman nuoren nousevan polven suomalaisia arkkitehteja. Näyttely sai ensiesityksensä Deutsches Architekturmuseumissa osana Frankfurtin kirjamessujen 2014 oheisohjelmaa.

/ The exhibition features a selection of works by an up-and-coming generation of young Finnish architects. Originally debuting at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) during the Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurt of 2014, it was co-produced by DAM, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Architecture Information Centre Finland.

Part of the cultural program at the Frankfurt Book Fair (autumn 2014), the exhibition Suomi Seven. Emerging Architects from Finland will debut in Helsinki in spring 2015. Organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture (MFA) and the Deutches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in collaboration with the Architecture Information Centre Finland, the exhibition portrays the current status of Finland as a nation of architectural excellence through the work of seven amongst the most interesting Finnish young offices.

OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture is glad to present once again few of its most significant works in this innovative and inspiring selection, which is reshaping the making of architecture in Finland.

OOPEAA: selected works

OOPEAA is presented through its most well-known and internationally published project, Kuokkala Church, commissioned through winning an invited competition in 2006. With a masterly use of wood in the structure, with wooden interiors, stone cladding and copper hints in the exterior it creates a distinctive architectural form, adding a new layer to the language of the design of sacral spaces.

Additionally, two other projects are exhibited, Puukuokka Housing Block and Konsthall Tornedalen. While they are very different in terms of their location and scale, they will both equally draw the attention due to their strong architectural concept and innovative technical solutions. An energy-efficient multi-storey timber frame housing development in Jyväskylä and a new cultural centre for arts and crafts in the Swedish Lapland, both of these new projects are currently under way and will be realized in 2016.

The exhibition is also the occasion to show a glimpse of a few of OOPEAA`s newest works, such as Lonna Sauna. Built in wood, the public sauna will be located on the Lonna island, between the “Kauppatori” Market Square in the heart of downtown Helsinki and the Suomenlinna fortress, one of the Unesco world heritage sites.

Arkkitehtuurimuseo / Museum of Finnish Architecture

Kasarmikatu 24 / Kaserngatan 24

00130 Helsinki

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