Oct 7–Nov 20, 2016

Making Places

Alvar Aallon katu 7, 40600 Jyväskylä Map
Tue–Sun 11 am–6 pm

The Making Places exhibition, which explores the handiwork and people-centred approach of the Taiwanese Fieldoffice Architects, is coming to the Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery in Jyväskylä. The exhibition is on show to the public from 7.10.2016 to 20.11.2016.

Several of Fieldoffice Architects and Principal Architect Sheng-Yuan Huang’s projects are located in the Taiwan’s Yilan City with its half-a-million population. Besides the political and economic circumstances, the extreme monsoon rains and tropical storms that ravage Yilan each year make the architect’s work challenging and demand a holistic understanding of the city.

”Huang’s office makes fascinating interventions in urban structure. They genuinely seek to resolve the city’s problems and to make people’s lives a bit better with the aid of architecture,” says Director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation Tommi Lindh.

“Despite having a different cultural background and being thousands of kilometres away, the projects on display in the exhibition also offer ideas for local urban planning and architecture. For example, in Jyväskylä a discussion is currently going on about the motorway running through the city and its future. There have also been tussles over similar topics in the Taiwanese office’s projects,” Alvar Aalto Museum Curator Mari Murtoniemi continues.

The exhibition presents Fieldoffice’s most interesting projects in scale models, drawings, photographs and texts.

The exhibition has previously been shown in Japan and Taiwan. The exhibition is starting its tour of Europe at the Alvar Aalto Museum, and from Finland will potentially go on to Estonia, Czechia and Spain. The exhibition has been produced by AM-Alliance for Architectural Modernity-Taiwan.