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Landscape architect Jussi Virta gets the Lappset Prize

In his master's thesis, Virta explores how children's development can be better supported by renewing playgrounds.
Honoured, Studies
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Riskejä on otettava -diplomityön kuvitusta: vanha mustavalkoinen kuva, jossa lapset leikkivät verkkokeinussa ja aikuiset keskustelevat sen lähistöllä

Aalto ARTS Annual Review celebrated the highlights of 2019

Nine awards and prizes were presented 5 February 2020 at the traditional get-together for Aalto ARTS faculty, staff and students.
Honoured, Press releases, Research & Art
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Annual Review: Dean Tuomas Auvinen, professor Jenni Reuter, HR Coordinator Hanna Nurmela. Photo: Enni Grundström

Building with wood is a climate-friendly option – the Wood Wonders exhibition provides five interesting viewpoints on construction

Forest wood used in buildings can bind carbon for centuries. Wood is a strong and versatile building material that improves indoor air quality, reduces the need for heating and air conditioning – and provides pleasure.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Wood Wonders: Kokoon house scale model. Photo: Anne Kinnunen

Aalto’s up-and-coming designers’ ‘Armchair’ exhibition on display at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

Aalto University is presenting an exhibition called ‘Armchair’ at Stockholm Furniture Fair
Cooperation, Research & Art, Studies
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Chairs in Aalto University's Armchair exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair. Photo: Evelin Kask

Nominees for the Metex Awards announced

The four Metex Prize nominees are graduates at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Technology Industries of Finland's Centennial Foundation awards the Metex Prize 23 January.
Cooperation, Studies
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Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulun Metex-palkintoehdokkaat

The temporary facilities of Finlandia Hall, “Little Finlandia” has been developed with Wood Program and Building Design Studio

Little Finlandia will bring a comfortable living room open to all in the Töölönlahti Bay area.
Cooperation, Studies
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Finlandia Forest sketch / Jaakko Torvinen

Concrete is cast stone moulded by humans

The Betoni–Concrete exhibition presents concrete and its use from the point of view of engineers, architects, designers and artists. The exhibition opens up on the 23 January in Dipoli.
Research & Art
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Concrete

Architecture and design for healthcare

The Health Talks @ Aalto event discusses how design and architecture can be used to benefit different patient groups.
Research & Art
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Health Talks @ Aalto

Growing demand for climate-friendly construction: could wood architecture become one of Finland’s exports?

The Wood Wonders exhibition to be opened at Helsinki Airport on the 5th of February will show passengers the innovations related to wood construction and display the sector’s latest developments.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Luukku House was designed to have a low carbon footprint. Photo by Anne Kinnunen

A meeting point for the research and planning of human-centred living environments

The Grand Opening of the Aalto Living+ Hub in Otaniemi attracted about 120 researchers and representatives of the industry and nearby cities. The program included keynotes, research pitches, networking, and the presentation of the new multimedia equipment.
Campus
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Aalto Living+ Hub Opening 22 October 2019

Finland’s exhibition in the Biennale Architettura 2020 honors the Finnish prefabricated wooden houses of the WWII era

The exhibition will be conceived and curated by three researchers and teachers at Aalto University.
Appointments, Cooperation, Research & Art
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arkkitehdit Philip Tidwell, Kristo Vesikansa ja Laura Berger seisovat katsoen kameraan

Food for thought – rethinking Singapore’s hawker centres

Singapore’s traditional open-air cooked food centres or hawker centres presented a perfect case to be explored jointly by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Aalto University.
Cooperation, Research & Art
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Student exhibition is on display at the Singapore National Design Centre

'Care environments should be planned more user-friendly'

Dissertation of the month: The Aesthetics and Architecture of Care Environments by architect Freja Ståhlberg-Aalto. New series presents current dissertations at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Research & Art
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Kuvassa hymyilee arkkitehti Freja Ståhlberg-Aalto, jolla on punaiset silmälasit ja pusero

Designs for a Cooler Planet returns in September 2020 — This is a university-wide open call

We are looking for research and solutions which address the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Campus, Research & Art
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Helsinki Design Week 2020 Designs for a Cooler Planet

Creativity Unfolded — a new blog series

Aalto is home to creative minds and we want audiences also outside our community to get inspired by our amazing and innovative work!
Research & Art
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Wallpaper on purple background with the word unfolded on it

Better design

The new frontier in design is about finding ways to better serve the needs of the people. From building hospitals and libraries, to developing home-care services for the aging, the principles of design can be used to give everyone a voice.
Research & Art
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Oodi

School as a Service concept received the Human City Design Award

The award recognizes the creation of a more sustainable community and environment.
Campus, Honoured, University
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Human City Design Award Antti Ahlava Kuva: Anna Aminoff

Professor Ray Sterling: Worldwide developments in urban underground planning

Watch the video recording of Professor Sterling's lecture.
Research & Art, Studies
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Professor Ray Sterling

The work of landscape architects can be seen everywhere

For 30 years already, it has been possible to study in Finland to become a landscape architect. The Degree Programme in Landscape Architecture at Aalto University will be celebrating its thirtieth anniversary from 7 to 11 October 2019.
Campus, Research & Art, Studies
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Festival attendees on green grass

Interested in teaching a University-Wide Art Studies course?

University-Wide Art Studies (UWAS) is looking for new courses for 2020-2022.
Studies
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University-Wide Art Studies 2019. Graphic by Heini Hälinen