Finland: A sustainable architecture of place

The session will reflect on and discuss how architects should respond to a changing climate and how a sense of place could guide a more sustainable architectural practice. Taking Finland as an example, we will look into how a northern hemisphere, four-season country like Finland tries to orient its response from a geographical and local perspective with wood architecture as a key path. Will the future offer clearer opportunities for geographically differentiated architecture, the “architecture of place”, or how should serial and industrial building practices be developed? These questions will be addressed in pictures and words.


Rainer Mahlamäki

Co-founder, Lahdelma & Mahlamäki architects & Professor, Oulu School of Architecture, Finland
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