Nordic Architecture on Tour - Finland

3rd lecture “Wood in Urban Architecture” - In partnership with Université de Liège

Finland is in the spotlight of the third event. This evening will be all about urban architecture created with traditional methods and of sustainable materials. One of Helsinki’s newest residential areas, Jätkäsaari, will be a case in point. This former harbour area is being transformed into the biggest wooden residential area ever built in modern Finland.

The first speaker is Terhi Kuusisto of the Urban Pilot project of Helsinki’s City Planning Department. She will give a presentation on the development of former port areas, such as Jätkäsaari.

The second speakers are architects Vesa Oiva and Selina Anttinen of AOA, the agency in charge of the so-called ‘Wood City’ of Jätkäsaari. They will discuss the unique opportunities for large-scale uses of sustainable materials and traditional methods in urban environments like the centre of Helsinki.

The event is part of a lecture series organised by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Liège.

Wednesday 20 November


Université de Liège, Boulevard de la Constitution n°41, Liège


Nordic Architecture on Tour is initiated and coordinated by the Nordic cultural institutes and embassies in Belgium: the Danish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The local partners of the project are Archipel, Architectuurwijzer, CIVA - Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage,  C-mine, M – Museum Leuven, Stad en Architectuur, Université de Liège and Vlaams Architectuurinstituut.

The project is supported by Nordic Culture Fund.         

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