Saint Petersburg | 31.01.2016
The interviews with participants in the Days of Finnish Architecture in St Petersburg festival are published in the new (26th) issue of Project Baltia. Initially, we planned to have five guest speakers from Finland, but Kimmo Lintula of K2S bureau was unable to come. We therefore did not include his answers to our questions in the magazine, but publish them here in our blog, using this as an occasion to announce the next Days of Finnish Architecture, to be held this time in Moscow, in October 2016.
Saint Petersburg | 11.11.2015
From 12th till 13th of November Project Baltia Magazine together with the Consulate General of Finland in St. Petersburg and The Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices holds Finnish Architecture Days. The traveling exhibition of leading studios of Suomi country will be accompanied by lectures and discussions with their colleagues from St. Petersburg and Finnish developers. The general partner of the Festival is «YIT St. Petersburg» company. Finnish Architecture Days are supported by Paroc and Sokos Hotels.
Saint-Petersburg | 03.03.2015
The V Biennale Architecture of St. Petersburg will be held in the Museum of Ethnography from 14th till 20th of April. The festival is organized by the Association of Architecture Workshops. Project Baltia magazine this year is in charge of the lecturing program of the biennale.
Saint-Petersburg | 24.10.2014
On October 10th-24th Design gallery / bulthaup hosted ‘NORDIC BLOCK’, an exhibition demonstrating the development of the street block in Scandinavia, the Baltic region, and St Petersburg. The exhibition was supported by LST Management, Mobatime, Saros, the Danish Cultural Institute, the Norwegian Consulate General, and the Consulate General of Lithuania in St Petersburg.
Saint-Petersburg | 10.10.2014
On the 10th of October Design gallery / bulthaup holds the opening of Nordic Block exhibition. The project was organized by Project Baltia magazine and is dedicated to Nordic model of urban block. First time the exhibition was shown within the frame of the IV Moscow Biennale of Architecture. The show in St. Petersburg is organized with the support of LST Management, Saros, Mobatime, Danish Cultural Institute, Consulate General of Lithuania, Consulate General of Norway.
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.