New book presents the winner of the Finlandia Prize for Architecture

Rakennustieto Publishing congratulates Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects for winning the first ever Finlandia Prize for architecture, awarded to the History Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw, where Rainer Mahlamäki acted as head designer.

With the inauguration of the Warsaw Museum, the architectural work of the contemporary Finnish partnership of Ilmari Lahdelma and Rainer Mahlamäki comes into worldwide focus.

This new book, a monograph, presents for the first time a survey of selected built work and projects of the Lahdelma & Mahlamäki partnership, from their early work in the 1990s to the present day, introducing that work to a larger international audience and placing it into the larger international context.

Peter MacKeith’s critical introduction and analyses of significant cultural and civic projects identify themes and intentions of the built work and projects, and places those projects within both the Finnish architectural context and that of the larger architectural culture. Besides the Warsaw Museum, designs for the Lusto – the Finnish Forest Museum, the Kaustinen Folk Music Center, the Lohja Municipal Library and Vellamo – the Finnish Maritime Center are highlighted, among a range of more than twenty other significant projects.

An interview with the architects opens territories of education, competition designs, museum design and the future of Finnish architecture. Throughout, Lahdelma & Mahlamäki’s commitment to architecture as a public, spatial, material art of building well is emphasized, as is their equal commitment to social engagement through civic and cultural commissions.

Read more about the Finlandia Prize for Architecture: http://www.arkkitehtuurinfinlandia.fi/en/home/

LAHDELMA & MAHLAMÄKI ARCHITECTS: Works

Peter MacKeith (ed.)
Publishers: Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
Publishing company: Rakennustieto Publishing
152 pp. | 58 €
Softback with folds,
Size: 190 x 250 mm
148 4-colour photographs and drawings
ISBN 978-952-267-071-7

Press copies: kristiina.bergholm@rakennustieto.fi

Books are available from the publisher, Internet: www.rakennustietoshop.fi, our own bookshops in Finland
and bookshops around the world.
Rakennustieto Oy, P.O. Box 1004, 00101 Helsinki, Finland, phone + 358 207 476 400.

Rakennustieto Publishing

Rakennustieto Publishing is the leading publisher and world-wide distributor in the field of architecture in Finland. We publish books in English for the international market, with a special emphasis on Finnish architects and Finnish design.

Rakennustieto Publishing is part of the Rakennustieto Group, which is owned by an independent foundation. Our aim is to promote good building and property management practices. In addition to our books on architecture in English, we also publish books in Finnish in the field of building construction for both professionals and those building their own home.

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