Biennial review


Nominate your favourite project!

Summer 2018 will mark the eighth Biennial Review of Finnish architecture showcasing a jury-selected line-up of top recent achievement in Finnish architecture. This international showcase will include an exhibition, book, frame programme, and web coverage. The exhibition will debut at Helsinki’s Museum of Finnish Architecture in June 2018.

Whether you are an architect or simply interested in architecture, we invite your nominations. To qualify, the project must be a building, landscaping project or urban plan created over the past two years by a Finnish architect either in Finland or abroad. Projects undertaken in Finland by non-Finnish architects also qualify.

Qualifying projects must date from July 1, 2015–June 30, 2017 (this means the completion date for buildings and landscaping projects, the approval date for urban plans).

Kindly send in your nominations by May 31, 2017.

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For further information, please contact
Lena Kingelin, project secretary
+358 40 5890 424

Continuing a tradition that began in the 1950s

The Biennial Review highlights interesting examples of contemporary Finnish design, aiming to stimulate discussion on topical themes in architecture. It is targeted at both Finnish and international audiences. Similar architectural reviews have been organized since the 1950s. Over the years they have acquired special historical value, as their content reveals the value and expectations surrounding architecture in different eras.

The Review is organized by the Alvar Aalto Foundation, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Finnish Association of Architects SAFA.