NKS#7

North Calotte Symposium NKS#7 23.2.-24.2.2017 Rovaniemi

Architecture matters

The northernmost associations of architects in the three Nordic countries Norway, Finland and Sweden have once again joined forces and set out to organize a seventh North Calotte Symposium in February 2017 in Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland. This time the North calotte symposium will be arranged in collaboration with the Arctic Design Week 2017 event.

The symposium will work as an arena for architects, landscape architects, urban planners and designers to exchange experiences and knowledge, and to build new relationships and get inspiration from each other. 

NKS#7  focuses on arctic planning problems and prevailing challenges now and in the future. We want to challenge our lecturers and friends to ponder about the following themes: “Architecture and tourism”, “Architects’ roles in solving Arctic problems” and “How can architectural education support development in the North?”.  Can architecture add value to projects in arctic regions?

NKS ie. North Calotte Symposium for architecture. It is organized by Peräpohjolan ja Lapin arkkitehdit SAFA together with Pohjois-Suomen SAFA, Pohjanmaan arkkitehdit SAFA, Sveriges arkitekter Övre Norrland and Nord-Norges Arkitektföreing NAF. This is the 7th seminar. The first seminar was held in 1984 in Rovaniemi.

More information:
City Architect Tarja Outila
tarja.outila@rovaniemi.fi
+358 40 701 2435

23.2.2017 ARCTIC DESIGN WEEK & NKS#7 MISH MASH DAY

Venue: Santa Park

Session 1:

How to design better customer experience? Special target group: Arctic tourism

Check morning’s programme here.

12-13 Lunch

Session 2:

NKS #7 Architecture matters: in Finland

Moderator: City Architect Tarja Outila

13.00-13.15 Introduction to the theme: City Architect Tarja Outila

13.15- 14.00 Architect Aaro Artto APRT Oy (www.aprt.fi)

14.00-14.45 Architect Emma Johansson StudioPuisto Oy (www.studiopuisto.fi )

14.45-15.15 Coffee break

15.15-16.00  Architect Janne Pihlajaniemi (www.arkkitehdit-m3.fi)

16.00-16.45 Architect Ilkka Salminen Verstas Architects  (www.verstasarkkitehdit.fi )

16.45-17.00 Summary

ADW and NKS#7 MISH MASH match making event

Venue: Arktikum

Time: 19.00 – 22.00

Program: food, drinks, music and match making with surprises

24.2.2017 NKS#7 Architectural Tour of Rovaniemi

9.00-11.00 Starts at the Center of Culture and Administration by Alvar Aalto (Library, Lappia Hall, City Hall). We gather in front of the library at about 8:45. We continue by bus and visit Korkalorinne residential area (Aalto), Etelärinne residential area (Timo&Tuomo Suomalainen), Pilke (APRT Oy), Arktikum (Birch-Bonderup & Thorup-Waade), Rovaniemi church (Bertil Lijekvist), University of Lapland (Juhani Katainen). The tour ends at Korundi Art museum and new concert hall. Your guide: Eva Persson Puurula, architect SAFA, +358 40 7617756

11.00-11.30 Architectural Finlandia prize Follow-up Ceremony at Railo, Sports Arena

We walk from Korundi by way of pedestrian bridge to Railo, new stand and multipurpose building at Rovaniemi Sports Arena (APRT Architects Oy 2015, Finlandia award 2016). We are invited to participate in the Finlandia prize ceremony at 11-11:30.

24.2.2017  NKS#7

Venue: City Hall

Session 6: Architecture and Society

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13. 45 Architectural Finlandia prize  follow-up  KEYNOTE Professor Pirjo Sanaksenaho

Architecture matters: in Sweden

13.45-14.30 Architecture and environment : Architect Hans Murman / Murman Arkitekter AB/ Sweden

14.30-14-45 Discussion

14.45- 15.15 Opening ceremony: Alvar Aalto Poster Exhibition/ Tommi Lindh, The Alvar Aalto foundation.

Architecture matters: in Norway

15.15-16.00 Urban development : Heidi Bjøru, Tromsø kommun

16.00-16.15 Discussion

16.15-17.00 Round table discussion on themes:

  1. ARCHITECTURE AND TOURISM
  2. ARCHITECT’S ROLE IN SOLVING ARCTIC PROBLEMS
  3. HOW CAN ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT IN THE NORTH

17.00- 17.15 Closing words: City Architect Tarja Outila

17.15-19.00 Closing ceremony /Mayor Esko Lotvonen, City of Rovaniemi , Reception at City Hall