Finland’s biennial architectural review presents a selection of recent projects showcasing new trends and high standards of excellence in Finnish architecture. The review is organised by the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA and the Alvar Aalto Foundation.
This year’s jury was chaired by the Portuguese architect Gonçalo Byrne, a recent member of the Mies van der Rohe Award jury. The two other members of the Biennial Review jury are architect Maire Mattinen and architect and critic Anni Vartola.
The 16 shortlisted projects offer an example of recent accomplishments in high-level planning, renovation and sustainable and responsible design. They bear witness to the fact that, at the moment, there is no single architectural school of thought in Finland – “except for the school of quality.”