The building erected in the Töölö Bay area to temporarily house Finlandia Hall’s functions during its renovation is, in the words of architect Jaakko Torvinen, like a forest in the centre of Helsinki.
The Trees of Pikku Finlandia
A series of sectional prints of the pine trees from Pikku Finlandia building
The Trees of Pikku Finlandia showcases over 15 prints showing a spectrum of pine tree characteristics – ranging in size, age, and concentric growth patterns. The artworks have been hand printed onto paper with ink to depict each tree’s sectional ‘finger-print’ and are shown in the Finlandia Café throughout September for Helsinki Design Week and Designs for a Cooler Planet.
Using wood as a subject matter, this exhibition merges visual arts and interior architecture for visitors to closely examine the relationship of how we adapt natural materials for our modern infrastructures.
Join the exhibition opening on Friday, September 9, 18:00-21:00!
The Trees of Pikku-Finlandia exhibition conveys the unique marriage between the architectural tree elements, space, and artwork – all centred around the qualities of Finnish pine trees. Onlookers can observe a spectrum of natural qualities of the building’s pine columns and prints from them. As such, people may be able to draw new connections toward wooden manufacturing, architecture and the visual arts under the theme of ecological and environmental wooden materiality.
Video by Jaakko Hyytiäinen.
Josh Krute Designer/maker/artist/organizer
Jaakko Torvinen Pikku Finlandia
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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.
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