(4.2.2015 - 15.3.2015)

Since early history, marketplaces, parks, roads and piazzas have played an important social role as gathering places. How is public urban life expressed in Finland and abroad?
The Shared Cities exhibition examines public urban spaces in Europe.
It features the winners, four honorary mentions and eleven shortlisted projects in the European Prize for Urban Public Space 2014. Presented by Barcelona’s Centre de Cultura Contemporània every second year, the award is intended to raise awareness of the meaningful role played by public spaces in urban democracy.
The local part of the exhibition takes an in-depth look at Finland and the achievements of urban activists in Helsinki.
The exhibition was produced by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) in collaboration with the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna), Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Paris), the Museum of Finnish Architecture (Helsinki), the Museum of Architecture and Design (Ljubljana) and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (Frankfurt).
The exhibition received funding from the European Union as part of the pan-European Europe City project.

Authors: Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, Foster + Partners, Tangram, INGEROP, AIK
Photo by N. Young Foster Partners
Islamic Cemetery
Bernardo Bader Architects
Photo by Marc Lins
Hernesaari public sauna
Photo by Aavanto Arkkitehdit Oy