Conference | April 11, 2018; 7:00 pm
Sinel de Cordes Palace, Lisbon, Portugal

ALA and AOR, have developed their activity in a Finnish context, a country with a very high Human Development Index (HDI), occupying number 23rd in the world ranking. Erkko Aarti, founding partner, will present the work of AOR architects and Antti Nousjoki, also a founding partner, will show us ALA Architects’ projects. The conference will be moderated by Paula Melâneo, editor in chief of J-A Jornal Arquitectos.

Two studios, two generations: ten years ago, ALA represented the new and promising generation of Finnish architects, today AOR are the ones representing emergent practices. 

ALA Architects have established themselves with important projects like the Kilden Performing Arts Centre in Kristiansand, in Norway or the more recent Central Library of Helsinki, in Finland (that will open its doors in December 2018 and will be one of the projects presented at the Finnish Pavillion at this year’s Venice Biennale). AOR studio has a strong research component on learning environments, explored in several projects in Finnish schools, as for example, the world’s largest timber log school in Tuusula, with 11.000 square metres. 

We will get to know the specificities of both their practices, some challenges of the daily life of a studio and the strategies that they have adopted when designing and building their work. 

Price: Free Admission

Participants: Erkko Aarti, Antti Nousjoki, Paula Melâneo

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