BIENNIAL REVIEWS OF FINNISH ARCHITECTURE
Picks from the top of fresh Finnish architecture have been displayed in biennial exhibitions and accompanying books from 2002 on. The works span the diverse fields of architecture and vary in size from small structures to whole areas. The latest reviews provide a window onto Finnish architecture through various media channels, generating dialogue around the projects presented. Targeted at an international audience, the reviews raise the international profile and export appeal of contemporary Finnish architecture.
The exhibitions are first shown at the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki and then toured internationally. The presentations are often coupled with lectures, discussions and seminars. The books, printed in English, present the selected works and contain views of Finnish and foreign writers on contemporary Finnish architecture plus a calendar of events. They are sold in connection with the exhibition and in bookshops. The online display of the selected projects is available to all.
A jury of experts is appointed for each review to select the works to be displayed. Thus each review is a joint statement of the members of the jury. Proposals are welcomed from architects as well as others interested in architecture. The jury's work is based on the submitted proposals but it may select other works, too.
In the review to be arranged in summer 2016, a selection of the newest architecture will be scrutinised from various viewpoints in an exhibition and book, on the web and in discussions. The exhibition will be adaptable to different venues of various sizes.
The exhibition will be shown at the Museum of Finnish Architecture from June to September 2016.
The biennial reviews are organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Alvar Aalto Foundation/Academy and the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA. The review is organised in collaboration with the Architecture Information Centre Finland.