21 Sep 2018
12 Sep 2018

The book Challenging the City Scale: Journeys in People-Centred Design has just been published by Birkhäuser Verlag. Edited by Cité du design Saint-Étienne and Clear Village London, it is the final publication of the European project Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of…

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31 Aug 2018

The Exit School of Architecture exhibition will be shown at the 13th Tallinn Design Festival on September 10-16, 2018 at the Balti Jaam pavilion (Toompuiestee 37) in Tallinn, Estonia. The Exit School of Architecture project examines shared local identities and meanings in new Finnish architecture. It looks at the…

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28 Aug 2018
11 May 2018

The Thinking Incubator in Otaniemi studio course will hold its Final Review next Tuesday 15.5 at 13:15 at Aalto University Department of Architecture (Miestentie 3, room 211), as part of Aalto Festival 2018, the group of events showcasing the talents of Aalto University. Guest critics in the review will…

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11 May 2018

The publication Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 / Investigation has just been launched. Published by Cité du design Saint-Étienne, it is the result of the collaborative research work made from all the case studies collected by the European partners participating in the project, including Group X and Aalto…

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07 Feb 2018

We at Group X have just published the catalogue of the exhibition “Exit School of Architecture”, held in the Dipoli building on the Otaniemi campus in September 12-29, 2017, within Human Cities Helsinki 2017, the group of activities held at Aalto University last September as part of the European…

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12 Jan 2018
07 Dec 2017

A new form of platform economy is revolutionising teaching at the Aalto University campus. The School as a Service model is spreading. Read the full article here.

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04 Dec 2017

Dietmar Eberle, Professor of Architecture and Design at ETH Zurich Department of Architecture and founding partner of Baumschlager Eberle Architekten, visited Aalto University last October to give a lecture titled ‘200 100 50 20 10’ at the Department of Architecture. Read a recap on his visit here. Picture courtesy…

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22 Nov 2017

WORKSHOP AT AALTO UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE November 24, 2017, 10:00-18:00 / Miestentie 3, room 127 INSTRUCTORS > Belinda Tato > José Luis Vallejo HOST > Dr. Fernando Nieto, fernando.nieto@aalto.fi (enrollment) Urbanism is the mirror in which the many aspects and layers of society are reflected. Cities were first…

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14 Nov 2017
13 Nov 2017

Bilbao 15-18 November 2017 The travelling Human Cities exhibition in 2016-2018 presents the process and results of co-creating activities in the experimental Labs of all the Human Cities partners in ten different European cities. The next upcoming Exhibition is landing in Bilbao during the Bilbao Design Week. Every exhibition…

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07 Nov 2017

WORKSHOP AT AALTO UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE November 10, 2017, 10:00-18:00 / Miestentie 3, room 127 > 10-12 Introduction > 12-13 Lunch break > 13-16 Work in progress > 16-17 Critical session > 17-18 Visualization development INSTRUCTORS PhD Architects > José Manuel López Ujaque > Francisco García Triviño >…

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07 Nov 2017
30 Oct 2017

Find in the next link the summary of the past Human Cities Helsinki 2017 group of events held in September: Sharing Playfulness – Human Cities Helsinki 2017. Here is the video summary: Other stories of the cities involved in the project can be found filtering by category or city…

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13 Oct 2017
25 Sep 2017
25 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017
08 Sep 2017

Group X is collaborating again with the Professorship of Building Design (Prof. Pirjo Sanaksenaho) in the studio course on the topic Psychiatric Hospital in Laakso (Helsinki), to be held at Aalto University Department of Architecture during this Autumn Semester 2017. The Building Design Studio task is to design a…

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23 Aug 2017

In September 2017 Group X representing Aalto University, Helsinki partner in the Human Cities network, welcomes the other partners from ten European cities to a unique international creative event “Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Helsinki 2017” featuring an exhibition and a collaborative workshop. Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 is…

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21 Aug 2017

Aalto University and MIT Media Lab wish to use Aalto University Otaniemi campus and its surroundings as a Living Lab to test and evaluate urban innovation. To foster a mutually beneficial collaboration, MIT and AU have initiated a cooperation on the creation of the City Science Lab @ Aalto…

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08 Jun 2017

Group X will participate in the Sri Lanka Hambantota International Cultural Exchange Centre and Innovation Expo Action Plan Workshop, an international workshop with local government and Universities to be held in Sri Lanka from June 21th to 27th, 2017. Academic institutions taking part in the workshop are the Shanghai…

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12 May 2017

Human Cities Event / Ljubljana 23–27 May 2017 PUBLIC SPACES FOR LOCAL LIFE / Shared values in diversified urban communities as a foundation for participatory provision of local public spaces. A joint event of EU Human Cities: Challenging the city scale project (Creative Europe 2014-2020) and AESOP’s thematic group…

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12 May 2017

Architecture Building Design Master Course exhibition presents projects, which are based on a real initiative and need for spaces for a media education centre as part of Aalto University. The University has suggested a site in the centre of Otaniemi, near the new building of the School of Arts,…

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12 May 2017

Final Review for Studio Hong Kong: Diversifying Forms of Living with the Aalto University Department of Architecture presents the Master of Architecture student designs for hyperdensity and verticality in housing in Hong Kong. The studio is organised by Group X at Aalto and funded by the EU Human Cities…

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08 May 2017
31 Mar 2017

Group X’s postdoctoral researcher Fernando Nieto is the new innovation agent for Aalto ARTS in 2017. He will represent the Department of Architecture in the Innovation Scout project, a Tekes KINO project owned by Tuija Pulkkinen from Research and Innovation Services and Aalto University’s Vice President of Research and…

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10 Mar 2017

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale/Saint-Étienne 2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 9th March – 9th April 2017 After the launch of the project and a first workshop in 2015, Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale comes back in Saint-Etienne for the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne 2017, to share with the audience…

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07 Mar 2017
24 Feb 2017

Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale 2014-2018 March 13-14, 2017 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2017 Context The Cité du design, which leds the European project Human Cities_Challenging the City Scale, has carried out experiments on the subject of the “Urban scale in question” since 2015. In the contemporary urban context,…

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15 Feb 2017

Belgrade Design Week welcomes its partners from eleven European cities to a unique international creative event “HUMAN CITIES/ SHARING CLOUD – Kragujevac 2017”, inviting the broadest public, citizens and citizens initiatives, architects, urban planers, the creative community, artists, economists, municipal administrations, media, academia and students from Serbia and the…

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10 Jan 2017

The studio course on Housing Design and Diversifying Forms of Living titled Superimposed Verticality will be presented tomorrow Wednesday 11th at 14:15 in Paja building in Otaniemi. The course is organized by Group X in collaboration with the Housing Design chair (Prof. Hannu Huttunen) at Aalto University Department of…

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29 Oct 2016
26 Oct 2016

Service Logic in Architecture course welcomes students to design architectural solutions with a social, instrumental value for users, basing on the “School as a Service” case in Otaniemi. During the course, students will be familiarized with the concept of service architecture, will develop a method of using a service…

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09 Oct 2016

Group X’s member Janne Saario has been selected Next Generation Leader 2016 by the prestigious American Time Magazine. Janne Saario’s life rarely veers from skateboarding. The breezy former pro-skateboarder from Helsinki, 33, has turned a passion for skating into a calling, becoming one of the few landscape architects in…

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03 Oct 2016

Sino Finnish 100 Challenge is organized during 2017 in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangdong in co-operation with Finnish and Chinese universities, companies, cities, public organizations and innovative individuals. SF 100 Challenge is carried out as main event of the Finland 100 anniversary program in China. SF 100 Challenge utilizes Finnish…

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03 Oct 2016

Two seminars are served as the warm up events for two architectural exhibitions: “People’s Architecture: Architect HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3” and “Making Places: Fieldoffice Architects and HUANG Sheng-Yuan”. “People’s Architecture” exhibition will present a temporary pavilion, built by citizens and international refugees at the city centre of Helsinki in…

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14 Sep 2016

Welcome to Tongji-Aalto Postgraduate Seminar on Sustainable Design ——Service logic for shaping future living environment Date: 7th October 2016 Time: 9:30-11:30 / 13:30-15:00 Venue: Aalto Design Factory Our living environment is changing. It shifts from the conditions that are dominated by the idea of well-being shaped by unsustainable consumerism…

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12 Sep 2016

Group X’s members Fernando Nieto and Claudia Auer will take part as teachers in the Building Design studio course Future Media Center for Aalto University in Otaniemi, organized by Professor of Building Design Pirjo Sanaksenaho. The course is held at Aalto University Department of Architecture, starting on Tuesday September…

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29 Aug 2016

The project called School as a Service (SaaS), developed by Group X at Aalto University Department of Architecture and led by Professors Antti Ahlava and Jarmo Suominen, has just become reality on Otaniemi campus at Aalto University. During August 2016, 350 students from Haukilahti Upper Secondary School of the…

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13 Aug 2016

The architectural office of Group X leader Antti Ahlava, helsinkizurich Office Ltd, has recently been awarded twice internationally. The office received the Innovation and Excellence Award 2016 for Excellence in Urban Design, awarded by the international UK publisher LiveWire. The prize is given for the best championing their business…

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08 Aug 2016

A school of today and the future is more flexible and connected to the society. Old patterns of teaching and learning are replaced with social interaction and learning together. Reporter and editor: Eini Nyman Camera: Silja Ylitalo, Eini Nyman Music: Setuniman @ freesound.org

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05 Jun 2016

The public sauna Löyly has just been opened in Hernesaari, Helsinki. The building has been designed by Avanto Architects, Ville Hara and Anu Puustinen. Ville Hara has been a teacher in our studio course Typological Hybridizations at Aalto University Department of Architecture. Sauna bathing is an essential part of…

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04 Jun 2016

Ateljé Sotamaa, where our Group X’s member Kivi Sotamaa is one of the two principals, has just finished the holistic design of Finnjävel Restaurant in Helsinki. Half a year ago two truly inspiring chefs, Henri Alén and Tommi Tuominen, and a visionary Somelier Samuil Angelov approached us with an…

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27 May 2016

Next Thursday June 2nd, the exhibition with student works in the studio course Dance House Helsinki will be opened in the Turbine Hall at Cable Factory in Helsinki. The project is based on a real initiative and need for performance spaces for a leading dance education centre and theatre…

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20 May 2016

Next Tuesday May 24th (09:00-14:00) we will hold the final review of the studio course at Master’s level Typological Hybrizidations at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University, Miestentie 3, seminar room 220. The course is a collaboration between Group X at Aalto University and Madrid-based architectural office estudio Herreros….

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12 May 2016

Aalto Festival is back again, showcasing the talents of Aalto University students, graduates and faculty. Aalto Festival 2016 will be held during the second fortnight of May in many premises in Helsinki and Espoo at the same time. The opening ceremony of Aalto Festival 2016 will be held on…

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