Tomorrow, the Museum of Finnish Architecture will host Czech architect Martin Rajnis to give a talk on experimental wooden constructions on the occasion of the latest exhibition “Annual rings 1994–2014. A new generation of wood architecture“, which will be open to the public from October 8th to January 25th 2015. The conference will take place at 6pm, in the lecture hall of the Finlands Arkitekturmuseum in Helsinki.
Martin Rajnis, head of M-Rak architecture office is an architect with a long professional career in both critical and architectural practice, centered in the study and development of innovative wooden structures -“light frameworks which can be used with freedom… simple, easy to put up and take down and economical in terms of time, energy and cost.” For this reason he has been one of the five winners of the 2014 Global Sustainable Architecture Award of the Locus Foundation, a prize aiming to reward “the understanding of design as a collective process based on shared ethics, methods and experiments” in order to bridge the gap between academic knowledge and social engagement. This prize, created by the Locus Foundation in partnership with the Cité de l’Architecture of Paris and the patronage of UNESCO, does not offer a financial reward, but establishes a think-tank team for every LOCUS urban renewal project, engaging local communities with the Award Winner to share knowledge and experiences in order to accomplish the necessary changes in the city. Martin Rajnis was also a finalist for the BigMat International Architecture Award.