On September 30, 2022, in Florence, Finnish firm JKMM Architects presents the new project, Dance House Helsinki

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Finnish architect Teemu Kurkela, founding partner of JKMM Architects, presents in Florence, exclusively and for the first time in Italy, the Dance House Helsinki (Tanssin talo) project. Dance House Helsinki is a new facility dedicated to dance, built within the Cable Factory Cultural Center, Finland’s largest cultural center. It is located in a former industrial complex built in the 1940s for the Finnish Cable Work marine cable factory and houses museums, galleries, studios, art schools and spaces for events, performances, educational and recreational activities.

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Urban regeneration to promote culture

The conference of JKMM Architects scheduled for Friday September 30, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm, at Palazzina Reale, piazza della Stazione 50, is promoted by the Foundation of Architects of Florence and is part of the “Glance Around” program as the second of the two meetings of the cycle “Urban Regeneration: A Tool to Promote Culture”, curated by architect Arianna Callocchia.

The goal of the initiative is to show how urban regeneration projects can be used to promote and create culture in contemporary cities. Besides urban regeneration, other themes will be environmental sustainability, technological innovation and architectural recovery, creating an opportunity for discussion, dialogue and professional exchange between Italian and international professionals. The first meeting, with Manuel Aires Mateus, took place on Friday, September 23.

Read about the conference with Manuel Aires Mateus

After the welcome remarks by Silvia Ricceri, President of the Foundation of Architects of Florence, and Pia Rantala-Engberg, Ambassador of Finland to Italy, the floor will be given to Teemu Kurkela, SAFA Architect, Founding Partner of JKMM Architects, who will illustrate the project of the Dance House Helsinki (Tanssin talo). The meeting will be moderated by Valerio Barberis, Deputy Mayor for Urban Planning, Environment and Circular Economy, Municipality of Prato.

The conference is organized in collaboration with ATL – The Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices and the patronage of the Embassy of Finland in Italy, the Information Centre for Finnish Architecture Archinfo, the Chamber of Architects of Florence, and the Italian Council of Architects, with the participation of Rockfon – Rockwool Italia S.p.A. and the support of Operaprima srl.

The speech of architect Teemu Kurkela will be held in English.

Architects participating in person will obtain 2 CFP professional training credits.

For further information visit https://www.architettifirenze.it/evento/talk-con-jkmm-architects/

Registration on the same website is mandatory for Italian architects.

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