Housing Solutions for Asylum Seekers
October 19, 2015– November 30, 2015
First prize was shared three ways and four honourable mentions were awarded in "From Border to Home", an architectural competition seeking solutions to the challenge of housing asylum-seekers.
First prize was shared by 181081 (Germany), 808389 Society lab (Italy) and We house refugees (Finland). The results were announced at a special reception hosted by the Museum of Finnish Architecture on January 11, 2016.

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Winning entries and honorary mentions>
Jury Report
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Jury Report Appendix
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016, Astoria Hall, Iso Roobertinkatu 14
Architecture seminar: Homes for all
This one-day seminar will present the entries submitted in the ‘From Border to Home’ competition. Book now for this free seminar

How can Finland embrace the opportunities offered by the recent refugee influx and build a more egalitarian society of shared wellbeing and prosperity?
Finland needs workable proposals for temporary housing solutions to support asylum-seekers’ long-term prospects for good quality of life.
The Museum of Finnish Architecture, in collaboration with the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA organized an open, anonymous architectural competition for the design of solutions to the housing needs of refugees in northern Europe.
The submissions will form the basis of an exhibition to be hosted in the Finnish Pavilion at the forthcoming Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016.
The recent massive increase in the number of refugees arriving in our country has exacerbated many existing challenges in Finnish society, demanding that we come up with wholly new solutions. This presents a prime opportunity to design a better tomorrow. We need both a systematic plan and creative vision. The solutions we need must be tangible and realizable, yet visionary.
The Museum of Finnish Architecture organized a seminar to provide a background to the FROM BORDER TO HOME architectural competition. The seminar looked at various issues related to the temporary housing of refugees, while also shared broader perspectives on the problem of homelessness in Finland.
Competition Brief
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Background Information
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