Archipel

Experience architecture!

Countries: Finland 1-5 / 5

Lecture Gilbert Decouvreur

Concertgebouw - Kamermuziekzaal, Brugge

The 1939 New York World’s Fair brought together composer Jean Sibelius and architect Alvar Aalto, at least in spirit, during a crucial episode in Finnish history. A recording of Sibelius’s stirring Andante Festivo was played inside Aalto’s labyrinthine pavilion: two symbols of a nation still confident under Russian threat. In this lecture we learn more about that Finnish architect, who designed not only impressive buildings, such as the Finlandia Hall, but also textiles, glassware and furniture.

Trip Where the sun barely sets /2014

Helsinki, Turku...

Some buildings are better as they get older – or as we get older?
With Alvar Aalto as a compass we travel through the endless forests and get back the feeling to come home to every classic: the works are beautifully preserved and make even more impressed than before.

Trip The Low Light /03/2000

Jyväskylä, Säynätsalo, Tampere, Prikkala, Normarkky, Turku, Paimo, Hvittrask, Otamiemi, Helsinki, Tapiola, Vantaa,

Although it is essentially a Aalto trip, we have spotted a lot of interesting and impressive architecture, both from the period before and after and even contemporary.

Lecture by Gilbert Decouvreur

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Bryggman’s ecclesiastical architecture is one of the finest contributions to the Finnish architecture in the 20th century. His schedule for this ecclesiastical architecture kept fully considerations with the aesthetic values of the environment. The main role in granted to natural light, which always brings in a proper mood interior.

Lecture by Gilbert Decouvreur

't Leerhuys, Brugge

In the summary of his extensive oeuvre 200 projects are mentioned, about 100 are built, for the most part public buildings.