Our work is based on dialogue, collaboration and transparency
In our operations, we focus on three key areas: increasing general appreciation for architecture in Finland, raising the profile of Finnish architecture internationally, and reinforcing the societal importance of architecture.
We increase appreciation for architecture, make Finnish architecture internationally visible, and reinforce architecture's societal importance.
Our sphere of operations
We increase appreciation of architecture and cultural heritage in Finland
We produce content and events that underpin discussions about the built environment for citizens who are interested in their local environment and a sustainable future. We communicate topical, reliable, and broadly accessible information; we make Finnish architecture more approachable. A key method for the above is the Finnish Architecture Navigator online service. We offer expert communication services for our partners and prepared topics for the media. We participate in architecture and design education networks and project partnerships.Read more
We promote the global recognition and visibility of Finnish architecture
We increase the presence of Finnish architecture and architectural operators in international projects and events, other industry forums, and the media. One key tool for the above is the International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. We organise high-profile projects, network actively, and act as a permanent cooperation body for international relations. We wish to reach foreign architecture professionals, key stakeholders and mainstream media, and select specialist and trade media.Read more
We reinforce the status and importance of architecture in society
We actively take the initiative and start discussions to expand the understanding of culturally, politically, and economically influential people about the cultural and social importance of architecture. We participate in the execution and monitoring of Finland’s architectural policy programme. We offer a platform for municipal representatives working on architectural policy programmes to exchange information and network, and we communicate information about these programmes. We also actively participate in international projects and networks aimed at promoting the social importance of architecture.Read more