A collaborative effort between the Architecture departments of Columbia University (USA) and the University of Oulu (Finland), the pavilion was constructed for the Turku European Capital of Culture 2011. It explored the latest digital fabrication techniques and traditional Finnish wood craftmanship.
Columbia University: Philip Anzalone, Brigette Borders, Oulu University: Rainer Mahlamaki, Matti Sanaksenaho
Project advisors: Eero Lunden, Ravi Raj, and Markus Wikar.
Design / build team: Charlie Able, Joe Brennan, Therese Diede, Justin Fabrikant, Taneli Heikkila, Taavi Henttonen, Lotta Kindberg, Michaela Metcalfe, Victoria Monjo, Sampo Ojala, Jocelyn Oppenheim, Olli Parviainen, Alli Perttunen, Chris Powers, Roula Salamoun, Tuulikki Tanska, Helena Tasa, and Shuning Zhao.
Kerto wood laminate, steel connection
L: 5.5m W: 2m H: 2.5m
Partners and sponsors: Turku municipality / Finn Forest / Woodpolis
Commissioned for the European Capital of Culture 2011, Turku, Finland
Exhibited at the Finland Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale
in the press Archdaily / Design Playgrounds / Timbertown