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Exhibitions at the Museum


15.6.2016 - 2.10.2016

The Biennial Review of Finnish Architecture for 2016 highlights bold new ideas and experimental architecture. The review presents a number of interesting new inroads in housing development. Finnish restoration expertise is also well-represented among the topical selection of projects. Read more »


15.6.2016 - 2.10.2016

The exhibition casts a look back at the early years of Le Carré Bleu, an architectural periodical founded in Helsinki during the height of an upheaval in modern architecture. Focusing on theory, the publication established itself as a forum where like-minded friends and colleagues across different cultures exchanged ideas about architecture. Read more »


permanent exhibition

The exhibition takes its visitors on a journey into the Finnish architecture of the 20th century. Different features, technical solutions, materials and interior design are followed from decade to decade; from National Romanticism to Classicism and Functionalism, through the Modernism that created the country’s international reputation to the architecture of the 1970's. Read more »

What's on

  • In the museum Garden: Kokoon housing unit

    30.6.–11.9.2016, the museum courtyard

    Students from the Aalto University Wood Program have assembled a housing unit made up of modular wood-framed components in the courtyard between the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum. Read more »

  • MORE COLOURFUL, MORE CHEERFUL, MORE SOPHISTICATED. Finnish Architecture in the Sixties

    11.6.–2.10.2016, Museum of Central Finland, Jyväskylä

    The Museum of Finnish Architecture has produced an exhibition highlighting an epoch of optimism: Finnish architecture from the 1960s. The show will tour the Museum of Central Finland in Jyväskylä and the Museum of Finnish Architecture in Helsinki. The show will tour in Helsinki 12.10.2016–19.2.2017. Read more »

  • 2016 Finnish Pavilion in Venice: From Border to Home

    May 28- November 27, 2016, Venice, Italy

    The theme for the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 is built around the “from Border To Home” competition. The objective is to use the competition and its outcomes as a platform to frame the opportunity space around the European asylum-housing challenge. The pavilion is supported by a series of events and the From Border to Home Blog. The Events program seeks to expand, enrich, and accelerate the discussion about asylum housing in Europe. Read more »

  • 2016 Finnish Pavilion in Venice: programme

    May 28- November 27, 2016, Venice, Italy

    Throughout the Architecture Biennale the Finnish pavilion will host a program of public events that complement and expand the discussion of the pavilion’s “From Border to Home” theme about the European asylum-housing crisis. Read more »

  • The Nordic participation at the Venice biennale 2016

    The Nordic Pavilion exhibition "In Therapy: Nordic Countries Face to Face" is curated by David Basulto, a Chilean architect and co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of ArchDaily. It relates to Alejandro Aravena’s overall theme of the 2016 Venice Biennale “Reporting From the Front”, focusing on specific challenges being faced in the Nordic region. Read more »