Finnish wood architecture exhibition in Washington

"Annual Ring – A new generation of wood architecture"

Published: 04/06/2015 00:00

A Finnish exhibition "Annual Rings - A new generation of wood architecture" has been opened in the Finnish Embassy in Washington. The exhibition is produced by the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Aalto University Wood Studio and it tells the story of the new Finnish wood architecture over the past two decades. The exhibition consists of photographs, drawings and scale models.

There are 14 construction objects on the show that represent the versatile possibilities of wood construction and the role of wood in the Finnish building tradition. Featured sites are churches and chapels, pavilions, cultural buildings, research institute and a wooden block house. Metsä Wood has taken been part in e.g. the extension of the Finnish forest museum and science centre Lusto in Punkaharju and the construction of Viikki church in Helsinki.

Many of the objects have been born through an open design competition, which represent the tradition of open competitive opportunities in Finland. The exhibition is realized with the support of Alfred Kordelin’s Foundation and Aalto University. The partner for the exhibition is Lakea Oy.

Annual Rings

A New Generation of wood architecture in Finland – Exhibition is open to the public until June 28th 2015, Finnish Embassy in Washington, USA.