Hertha Hurnaus

TOUR 5: TRACKING FINLAND

ARCH ON TOUR, VIENNA DESIGN WEEK

Other than in a straightforward language, Finnish design often manifests itself in a marked reference to nature. This is true of both it and architectural formal aesthetics. With these ideas, the focus tour with the architect Tiina Parkkinen, which draws on the Finnish Guest Country exhibition WILD AT HEART at this year’s Festival Headquarters, leads to an extraordinary wooden residential building in the Seestadt Aspern that the Finnish-Austrian office  Berger+ Parkkinen Architekten recently realized together with querkraft architekten. The housing complex augmented with shops comprises seven individual wooden houses with greened intermediate spaces, thanks to which one-of-a-kind views open up. Like in Finnish design, wood, diverse references to the landscape, and the way topography, materiality, and sustainability are dealt with play an essential role. The tour ends at the Seestadt Aspern.


Guide: Tiina Parkkinen (Berger+Parkkinen Architekten / Alvar Aalto Gesellschaft Vienna)
Moderation: Marion Kuzmany

Maximum of 30 participants
Subway ticket necessary

Meeting point 15 minutes before start

Language: German, English upon request

Tickets: adults € 15, students € 10, up to 18 years of age € 5, children under 6 free

Limited number of participants