The FINLAND Seven an exhibition produced by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) together with the Museum of Architecture and the Finnish Information Center for Architecture presents the new generation of architects in Finland. These rising architectural abilities have been involved in major projects, as Finland has a well-established tradition of open architectural competitions that encourage learning by doing.
At the moment, the construction boom caused by it is also going on in Finland urban change, where ever – growing cities need adequate infrastructure.
Still, in addition to large public works, such as schools, universities, churches and libraries, the SUOMI SEVEN exhibition also has small holiday homes. A a complete overview of Finnish contemporary architecture deserves the big names of the past that laid the foundation for an architectural design culture.
The curators of the exhibition are Peter Cachola Schmal and Anna Scheuermann (both from DAM) and Juulia Kauste, Director of the Finnish Museum of Architecture (MFA).
The exhibitors are: Arkkitehtitoimisto ALA, Arkkitehtitoimisto Anttinen Oiva, Arkkitehtitoimisto Avanto Oy, Arkkitehtitoimisto Esa Ruskeepää, OOPEAA -departmental architecture office, Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Oy and Arkkitehtitoimisto Verstas.
Exhibition: FINLAND SEVEN. Developing architects from Finland
Dates: September 6, 2014-18. January 2015
Location: DAM, Frankfurt, Germany
Curators: Peter Cachola Schmal and Anna Scheuermann (both from DAM) and Juulia Kauste, Director of the Finnish Museum of Architecture (MFA)
Expert input: Christophe Pourtois (CIVA, Brussels), Ulf Meyer (Taiwan / Berlin) and Tiina Valpola (Architecture Information Center)
Photography: DAM friendly – see captions