May 29th saw the announcement of the results of the second stage of the Horizon competition to design a public and business campus on the roof of manufacturing block B at Sevkabel Port on Vasilievsky Island. The competition was organized by Project Baltia for UK Sevkabel Port. The presentation of projects and press conference took place at ARCHClub MATERIA, from whose windows there opens up a fine view of the building which is to be reconstructed.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.