THE MUSEUM YARD

 
Timber Tetris
The Museum Yard, Ullanlinnankatu
June 6–autumn 2017
 

 
To celebrate summer, the Museum of Finnish Architecture hosts a shared pavilion in the courtyard between its own building and the Design Museum. This year’s pavilion – called the Timber Tetris – was designed as a collaborative, participatory student project between the University of Oulu and the Oulu University of Applied Sciences, engaging students and offering a sneak peek into the future of urban development.
 
Timber Tetris carries on an annual summer tradition at the Museum of Finnish Architecture. Every year, the museum invites students of architecture from various universities to collaborate in building a summer pavilion in the museum’s courtyard. As its name suggests, the building resembles a game of tile-matching, locking timber modules into the giant jigsaw puzzle of sustainable urban architecture. While steeped in vernacular tradition, log construction is an attractive future option for future ecological architecture in urban centres
 
Timber Tetris takes visitors on a journey to its roof, which is traversed by a bridge shaped like a rectangular piece of a Tetris puzzle, where visitors can pause to soak up the sun. The partially caopied ground-level terrace provides a meeting place for socializing and a venue for various public events to be hosted through summer into autumn. The Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Design Museum will both organize a calendar of events in the courtyard through summer.


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Read the press release >>
 
Watch the Timber Tetris construction video
 

 

 

EVENTS ON THE YARD IN SUMMER 2017

 
Sunday & Monday 11.–12.6.2017
Helsinki Day
@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Free entrance at 11 am–6 pm.

On both days at 2–6 pm, we offer free workshops for visitors of every age.
  • Workshop with recycled materials takes place in the  Timber Tetris pavilion on the yard. Organized by DAMY.
  • Birdhouse workshop in the TImber Tetris pavilion, organized by Hesa SAFA.
  • Independent workshop in MFA's inspiring A&O room
 
You can also grill on the yard; MFA offers food to grill for the 100 quickest visitors!
Music by DJ Vikke.
 
 

Wednesday 14.6.2017 at 6 pm
New in architecture: student theses I
Part of: Timber Tetris

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Students from the University of Oulu present their theses in the shade of Timber Tetris.
 
 
Wednesday 16.8.2017 at 6 pm
New in architecture: student theses II
Part of: Timber Tetris

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Students from the University of Oulu present their theses in the shade of Timber Tetris.
 
 
 
Wednesday 6.9.2017 at 6 pm
New in architecture: student theses II
Part of: Timber Tetris

@ Museum of Finnish Architecture

Students from the University of Oulu present their theses in the shade of Timber Tetris.