Radical ideas and prototypes contributing to a resource-wise future. The exhibitions and online lectures are open to everyone, and they belong to the official Helsinki Design Week programme.
Travel Architecture on the Arctic Circle
Tourism is shifting globally in the age of climate crises. Mass tourism will decrease, and local travel destinations will become more important. Instead of flying somewhere for a weekend, people will stay longer when they travel. Lapland is becoming more important as a tourist destination because of its pure and untouchable nature. The architecture for tourism in the region should respect its fragile nature and adapt to its local cultural context.
The 2020 Building Design Studio course outcomes are showcased at Helsinki Design Week as part of Aalto's Designs for a Cooler Planet.
The exhibition showcases architectural concepts for an Arctic hotel and accommodation units in the Rovaniemi area on the Arctic circle. The proposals are for two different sites: Piiru and Nivankylä. The material of the buildings is mainly carbon-friendly wood. The volumes and amount of construction are reasonable and adapted to the conditions of Lapland nature and its landscape.
This course is a collaboration between Aalto University and Pokka Oy from Rovaniemi and the University of Lapland and is part of the education in the Master's programme of Architecture at Aalto
Pirjo Sanaksenaho, Maiju Suomi, Erkko Aarti and Heikki Viiri, Department of Architecture at Aalto University
Olavi Pokka, Aaro Lehtoniemi, Pokka Oy
Soile Veijola, Outi Rantala, University of Lapland
Student projects in the exhibition: Arvi Eskelinen, Elsa Kangaspunta, Maria Karjalainen, Lauri Kärpänoja, Oskari Lumikari, Heljä Nieminen, Kaisa Riippi, Johanna Saarela
Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021
We get dressed each and every day: clothes protect us and help us express ourselves. We can dress better when we re-design the whole textile process from manufacturing to use to recycling.