“Where’s the genius here?” Arkadia Bookshop in Helsinki hosted a discussion of regional architecture schools


On August 15th Arkadia in Helsinki was the venue for a roundtable entitled ‘The future of regional architecture schools’ and the presentation of the 31st issue of Project Baltia. The event was sponsored by SAROS.

Learning environment: from school and office to the entire urban space

Moscow | 04.10.2017

Finnish Architecture Days were held in Moscow on October 04–05th by Project Baltia magazine together with the Embassy of Finland and the Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices (ATL). The festival took place for the second time and this year the topic was defined as “Educational Environment”. The partner of the festival was Honka construction company (Rossa Rakenne SPb).

Architecture and education: the Nordic format

St. Petersburg | 28.09.2017

Nordic Architecture Days were conducted on September 28-29th in St. Petersburg. The topic of the events, held for the second time, was defined as “Architecture and Education”. The discussion took place within the framework of “Nordic Week in St. Petersburg” festival. The Project Baltia magazine, the Consulates General and the institutes of cultures of Nordic countries organized the events.

New materiality: Finnish-Russian WOODBLOCK workshop was accomplished in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

On March 7, the Institute of Finland hosted a presentation of the results of a project seminar (workshop) for students and young architects WOODBLOCK. WOODBLOCK was organized by Project Baltia magazine with the support of Consulate General of Finland, Committee for Urban Planning and Architecture of St. Petersburg and Institute of Finland in St. Petersburg.

WOODBLOCK workshop. Open call for participation in Russian-Finnish workshop for young architects

Saint-Petersburg

February 27-March 7 Project Baltia magazine with the support of General Consulate of Finland in Saint Petersburg, Committee on Urban Planning and Architecture of Saint Petersburg and Finnish Institute of Saint Petersburg organizes WOODBLOCK workshop for students and young architects. Wood city block projects are going to be elaborated during the workshop under the direction of the Finnish architect Pekka Helin.

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At a conference, taking place in Tallinn on April 21-22, architecture’s turn to nature and data will be explored from political and historical perspectives. Keynote speakers are Matthew Gandy and Douglas Spencer from the UK. The conference is organised by the
Faculty of Architecture, Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia in cooperation with the Department of Geography, Cambridge University, UK. The event is open to the public.


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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