“NORDIC ID” exhibition opens in Riga

Riga | 17.09.2014

From September 17 till November 11, the exhibition “Nordic ID – contemporary Nordic Architecture”, produced by Project Baltia, will be shown at the Museum of Latvian Architecture, Riga. The exhibition was first demonstrated at the 3rd Moscow Architecture Biennale “Identity” (2012), and later it was also displayed at the Peter and Paul’s fortress in St Petersburg, Design and Architecture center DogA in Oslo, Norway and in the frame of ‘The Parallels’ festival in Norilsk.

Architecture of disintegration

Venice | 20.08.2014

In our blog we publish an essay by Vladimir Frolov on the 14th Biennale of Architecture in Venice. This essay kicks off the 22nd issue of Project Baltia. Purchasing the printed edition will give you the chance to read the most important texts (as chosen by our editorial board) from the catalogues for the Latvian, Russian, and Estonian pavilions at the Venice biennale (authors: Artis Zvirgzdins, Sonja D. Schmid, and Leonhard Lapin).

The YARKYFEST Architecture festival is set aside till spring 2015

St.Petersburg | 07.08.2014

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

St.Peterburg | 20.09.2014

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.

We need a Guggenheim and a good one

Helsinki | 15.07.2014

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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