What is valued in architecture today?
This question is answered by the sixth biennial review of Finnish architecture, an exhibition featuring through summer at Helsinki’s Museum of Finnish Architecture. Wide-ranging in content, the show is designed to provide an approachable overview of contemporary Finnish architecture through a rich selection of photographs, drawings, scale models and brief videos featuring the top ten projects.
The exhibition showcases a principal selection of ten projects and ten honourable mentions, all completed between July 2011 and June 2013. This year’s selection includes a large number of public buildings and cultural venues, three of which are abroad. Grouping the projects under three headings – Culturing, Learning and Home & Work – the jury, which consisted of landscape architect Jenny B. Osuldsen of the Norwegian Snøhetta together with architects Marko Kivistö and Sari Schulman, narrowed down their selection from 99 nominations.