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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.

The exhibition opening will be celebrated on Thursday, October 6, 2016, starting at 18:00. Before the opening, there is an opportunity to attend an open seminar at 15:00–18:00 at the Museum of Central Finland, where speakers will include the architect Sheng-Yuan Huang. Further details here.

Making Places
Alvar Aalto Museum Gallery
Alvar Aallon katu 7, Jyväskylä
open Tues–Sun, 11–18

Further information and requests for press images, please contact:
Annukka Pakarinen
Communications, Alvar Aalto Foundation
tel. +358 (0)50 381 0143