The Museum of Finnish Architecture’s summer exhibition, 'Light Houses.Young Nordic Architecture' is a two-part showing of contemporary work by young Nordic architects taking place now until September 22. Thirty-two architects from Finland, Sweden and Norway – all born after 1962, the year the pavilion was designed – were invited to design a sculptural piece that both complements the modernist vocabulary of Fehn’s pavilion and encapsulates their office’s philosophy of architecture in a 3D form of pre-specified dimensions. More information on the exhibition after the break.
The exhibition is also an expanded version of the joint Nordic Light Houses exhibition curated for the Venice Biennale in summer 2012. Celebrating the jubilee of the iconic Nordic Pavilion designed fifty years ago by Sverre Fehn, the original version of the exhibition explored the Biennale’s shared theme, “common ground”. In addition to bringing together this collection of projects, the exhibition literally created a common ground of discourse among Nordic architects.
The museum’s main gallery provides a fresh backdrop for this “polyphonic chorus” of sculptural pieces reflecting the wide spectrum of contemporary Nordic architecture. The dialogue between the 32 projects is just as intriguing as each individual piece.
Finland: ALA Architects, Anttinen Oiva Architects, Avanto Architects, Lundén Wikar Österlund, Hollmen Reuter Sandman Architects, JKMM Architects, K2S Architects, Lassila Hirvilammi Architects, NOW (Toivonen Tsuboi), Sanaksenaho Architects, Verstas Architects
Norway: Atelier Oslo, Brendeland og Kristoffersen Arkitekter AS, Fantastic Norway AS, Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter, Jarmund / Vigsnæs Architects, Manthey Kula, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Space Group, TYIN tegnestue
Sweden: Arkitektstudio Widjedal Racki AB, Elding Oscarson, General Architecture, happyspace, In Praise of Shadows Arkitektur AB, Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects, Marge Arkitekter AB, (nod) Combine, Nordmark & Nordmark arkitekter AB, petra gipp arkitektur AB, Tham & Videgård
For more information on the exhibition, please visit here.