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

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.

Curator of WOODBLOCK workshop will be Pekka Helin – head of Helin&Co, famous Finnish architectural bureau. Pekka Helin is an architect, who has extensive experience in the field of modern technologies of wood construction. The opportunities and prospects of wood as a building material for the city are going to be the main topic of the research project in the workshop.

Finnish and Russian students and young architects under 30 are invited to participate in the workshop.

The main goal of the workshop is to analyze architectural use of timber and to create appropriate example of city block in Saint Petersburg. It is also necessary to substantiate the benefits both in aesthetic and ecological quality of the material as well as in the innovative value of the building material which can provide a high quality life for citizens in the 21st century.

Five young architects from Russia and five – from Finland will be selected based on the results of the open call. During the workshop two mixed teams will be formed. Each team will create a city block project.

2017 is considered to be Year of Ecology in Russia. The main material of the green building is wood. Technologies of the green building are developing rapidly. 

Organized by Project Baltia magazine
Curator: Pekka Helin, Head of Helin & Co Architects
– Jaakko Parkkonen, architect (Helin & Co Architects);
– Fedor Oparin, architect, lecturer of the Faculty of Architecture in the Academy of Arts.

Classes and public events of the workshop will be held in the premises of the Institute of Finland in St. Petersburg (House of Finland: Bolshaya Konyushennaya Street, 8.)

Portfolio contest
Application for participation in the workshop should include:
– Motivation letter;
– Projects portfolio (in PDF format);
– An indication of age, places of study and work and coordinates (telephone, e-mail, etc).

Application should be sent to the e-mail address competitions@projectbaltia.com until February 21st.

An exhibition will be held according to the results of the workshop. Also the results of the workshop will be published in Project Baltia magazine issue no. 29,"Wood".

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