Helsinki-Beijing architecture symposium
Location: Beijing, China
Main organizer(s): Newly Drawn - Emerging Finnish Architects
Partners EU: Museum of Finnish Architecture
Partners China: World Architecture Magazine / Tsinghua University
In a celebration of Beijing based World Architecture Magazine publishing Finland issue at March 2012, The Museum of Finnish Architecture and Newly Drawn - Emerging Finnish Architects project will organise event on school architecture at Tsinghua university.
Finnish students are top performers in the OECD's PISA studies, but what's the secret to the success of the Finnish education system? One of the reasons for Finland's success is that municipalities invest in quality school architecture and organize architectural competitions for new projects. Various trends are posing new challenges for school architecture. These include rising student numbers, the growing popularity of age-integrated classes, inclusion of students with special needs, multiculturalism and the multipurpose use of school facilities by the local community. Social interaction, pleasant user experience and transparency have emerged as three key themes in contemporary school architecture.
With the help of different design solutions in architecture, services and education system, Finland and China are reaching to outstanding and well-reputed school system.
This event is a part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 programme in China.