EXHIBITIONS AVAILABLE FOR TOURING

Inquiries: Exhibition Manager Hannu Hellman, forename.surname@mfa.fi, tel. +358 9 8567 5153
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SMART LIVING. SUSTAINABILITY IN FINNISH SMALL-SCALE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING

Building an ecologically sustainable home is one of the most important good deeds that any family can do for our planet. This summer the Finnish government is introducing stricter energy efficiency regulations aimed at significantly reducing the emissions and energy consumption of new buildings. How, then, can we build and modernize our homes to make them sustainable both for ourselves and the planet? The homes of the future will generate their own energy – what will they look like? Read more »

SCHOOLS

In Finland, education has been regarded as a pillar of democracy and the welfare state, and also as the mainstay of our social and economic development. Our school system has attained international interest as Finnish pupils have achieved top-level results in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). New schools have begun to genuinely address the spatial needs of today's multiform learning methods. Ideally, a well-designed school building is itself an educational experience for its occupants. The seven schools on display represent different functional and architectural approaches. Read more »

LIGHT HOUSES - YOUNG NORDIC ARCHITECTURE

The exhibition celebrates the jubilee of the Nordic Pavilion designed fifty years ago by the Pritzker Prize winning architect Sverre Fehn. Thirty-two architects born after 1962, the year the pavilion was designed – eleven from Finland and Sweden, and ten from Norway – have been invited to create a model of a conceptual “house” that reflects their personal philosophy of architecture. Read more »

NEW FORMS IN WOOD

Wood has always been a favoured building material in Finland. Nature and the forest have provided a livelihood and enduring source of inspiration for our art and architecture. Today, wood continues to fascinate Finnish architects, who are unleashing new creative potential through the use of modern technology and new treatment methods. Read more »

FINNISH ARCHITECTURE 2010/2011. PROJECTS. COMMENTS. PERSPECTIVES

This year’s biennial review of Finnish architecture is new in its approach. In addition to highlighting the featured projects, it looks at various role interfaces. When visitors examine architecture from the multiple viewpoints of the architect, the developer, the contractor and the user, it yields new tools and insights for forming a deeper, multi-faceted understanding of architecture. The MFA has showcased the pick of contemporary Finnish architecture in its international touring exhibitions and accompanying catalogues every two years since 2002. The chosen sites provide a wide-ranging sample of various genres of architecture ranging in scale from single-family homes to comprehensive town plans. The sites are selected by an appointed jury. Read more »