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Suomi Seven: young and new architecture exhibited at DAM Frankfurt

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Finland is the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2014. As a parallel event of the world's most important literature event, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) has co-produced an architecture exhibition with the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Architecture Information Centre Finland. Suomi Seven. Emerging Architects from Finland introduces a full line-up of Finland’s most promising up-and-coming architectural talents born in the 1970s and 80s.The exhibition has been curated by Juulia Kauste, Director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, Peter Cachola Schmal, Director of DAM and Anna Scheuermann, DAM freelance curator. Expert input has also provided by Christophe Pourtois (CIVA, Brussels), Ulf Meyer (Taiwan/Berlin) and Tiina Valpola (Architecture Information Centre Finland). The exhibition is open for public at Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt, Germany, between 6.9.2014–18.1.2015.

Selected offices

ALA Architects Ltd Juho Grönholm (1975), Antti Nousjoki (1974), Janne Teräsvirta (1975), Samuli Woolston (1975) Main Project: Performing Arts Centre Kilden, Kristiansand, Norway Secondary projects: Kuopio Theatre Extension, Kuopio; Helsinki Central Library, Helsinki.Anttinen Oiva Architects Ltd Selina Anttinen (1977), Vesa Oiva (1973) Main Project: Kaisa House, Helsinki University Library, Helsinki Secondary project: Wood City, Jätkäsaari, Helsinki.Avanto Architects Ltd Anu Puustinen (1974), Ville Hara (1974) Main Project: New Cemetery Chapel of the Church of St. Lawrence, Vantaa Secondary projects: Kyly Sauna Billnäs, Raasepori; Four Cornered Villa, Virrat.Esa Ruskeepää Architects Ltd Esa Ruskeepää (1980) Main Project: Opinmäki International School, Espoo Secondary projects: Mafoombey Pavilion, Helsinki.OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture Anssi Lassila (1973) Main Project: Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä Secondary projects: Puukuokka Wooden Housing Block, Jyväskylä; Konsthall Tornedalen, Vitsaniemi Övertorneå/ Sweden.Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Ltd Hilla Rudanko (1987), Anssi Kankkunen (1983) Main Project: Sra Pou School, Sra Pou, Cambodia Secondary projects: Sauna, Box, Raasepori; Heikkilä Atelier, Jyväskylä.Verstas Architects Ltd Väinö Nikkilä (1980), Jussi Palva (1974), Riina Palva (1976), Ilkka Salminen (1980) Main Project: Saunalahti School, Espoo Secondary projects: Aalto University Campus, Espoo.[caption id="attachment_1281" align="aligncenter" width="414"]OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, Kuokkala church, Jyväskylä, Finland (2010). Photo: Jussi Tiainen. OOPEAA Office for Peripheral Architecture, Kuokkala church, Jyväskylä, Finland (2010). Photo: Jussi Tiainen.[/caption]