The YARKYFEST Architecture festival is set aside till spring 2015



The YARKYFEST Architecture Festival, which was to be held in September-October 2014, by the decision of the customer is set aside till spring-summer 2015. The concept and the format of the festival remain the same. In the nearest time the results of an open international competition for the summer residential unit design will be summed up. The deadline of applying for theatre and architecture workshop curated by Finnish artist and architect Marco Casagrande and stage director from St. Petersburg Maxim Didenko is prolonged till March 2015.

The YARKYFEST Architecture Festival: open call for participation in architecture and theatre workshop



From the 20th of September till the 4th of October St. Petersburg will host the first Architecture Festival YARKYFEST. The festival involves the implementation of 5 winning projects chosen by the jury of an open international competition for the summer residential unit design as well as a theatre and architecture workshop curated by Finnish artist and architect Marco Casagrande and stage director from St. Petersburg Maxim Didenko.
Venue: YARKY hostel and space (Engelsa pr.3, B)
Organizers: Project Baltia magazine and YARKY Hostel & Space.

OPEN COMPETITION OF DRAFT INNOVATIVE DESIGNS OF PRESCHOOL EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS FOR THE RUSSIAN FAR NORTH AND FAR EAST



The Open Competition of Draft Innovative Designs of Preschool Education Organizations for the Far North and Far East Russian was officially launched within the framework of Innovative Development of Preschool Education Project in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

The Open All-Russian Competition with International Participation for the Best Architectural and Urban Planning Concept of the Museum of Science and Technology in the City of Tomsk.



The goal of the competition is to develop a new concept of Museum of Science and Technology in the city of Tomsk that must be the modern scientific, cultural and educational center. The Museum is located close to the coastline of the Tom River and the park area of the Mavlyukeevskoye Lake.

We need a Guggenheim and a good one



The long-awaited architectural competition for the new Guggenheim museum in Helsinki is now open. The organizer, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, expects more than 1000 entries from all over the world. The idea of building a Guggenheim museum on this site in the centre of Helsinki has proved controversial with experts and the general public alike, but the competition has every chance of producing an interesting result. This is what Panu Lehtovuori, the member of Project Baltia editorial board is absolutely sure about.

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Opening Week of the 5th Architecture Biennale will take place from September 11th – 15th, 2019 in multiple venues in the heart of Tallinn. Dedicated to the theme “Beauty Matters: The Resurgence of Beauty”, the international architecture festival, organised by the Estonian Centre for Architecture and curated by Dr. Yael Reisner, celebrates the aesthetic experience in architecture, after almost 80 years of cultural bias.


The only foreigner to take part in the series of architecture talks entitled ‘Genius loci’ (organized by Project Baltia and the ‘Novaya Gollandiya: cultural urbanization’ project) was the Finnish theoretician Juhani Pallasmaa. Russian readers know Pallasmaa from his book ‘The thinking hand. Existential and embodied wisdom in architecture’, which is now a bibliographical rarity. Here Marina Nikiforova talks to Finland’s principal architect-thinker.



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