Finnish Architecture 0203 is the catalogue for the travelling exhibition of the biennial review of Finnish architecture in 2003. The book showcases 26 projects that have been completed between 2002 and 2003. The range of projects includes housing design, public buildings, renovations and urban design from leading Finnish practices. There is also a shortlist of 32 projects that the exhibition jury thought worth mentioning.
The projects have been presented with colour photographs and architectural drawings as well as a short description of their architectural merits. The book also lists the national and international prizes and honours received by Finnish architects, architectural competitions, architectural events and exhibitions and new publications between 2002 and 2003. There are four introductory articles on the contemporary architectural scene in Finland; the authors are Harri Hautajärvi, architect and the then-editor-in-chief for the Finnish Architectural Review; Claes Caldenby, Professor in History of Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology; Hannu Raittila, writer; and Risto Peltonen, Archiatre and medical doctor.
The showcased projects include, for example, The Moby Dick House in Espoo by Jyrki Tasa; the Laajasalo Church in Helsinki by Kari Järvinen and Merja Nieminen; the Viikki Teacher Training School in Helsinki by ARK-house Arkkitehdit; the Finnish Embassies in Canberra, Australia (by Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Hirvonen–Huttunen and MGT Architects) and in Stockholm, Sweden (by Gullichsen Vormala Arkkitehdit).
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