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Arto Ollila, founding partner at AOR Architects, to lecture at KSUF CAED.

Arto Ollila (architect and founding partner at AOR Architects in Helsinki, Finland) will offer us a lecture on Tuesday 5 March at 5:00 pm. His lecture is titled “Crafting the Odds: Public Buildings by AOR Architects” and will be introduced by prof. Marco Brizzi. Arto’s presentation will delve into AOR’s expertise in designing public buildings, particularly schools, and will take us through the studio’s design process, showcasing in-progress materials – like models, sketches, and construction photos – in addition to the final, completed works.

AOR combines aesthetic, ecological, social, practical and economic demands into memorable architecture that is in harmony with its context. Their work has been awarded with Finnish State Prize for Architecture in 2021 and Pietilä Prize in 2018.
Based in Helsinki, they work with building design consisting of public buildings, housing and business premises. In addition, they are experienced in urban design and city planning with projects ranging from small urban interventions to large city plans. AOR has particular expertise in designing future learning environments, museums and other complex public buildings in demanding urban settings, as well as additions in delicate historical contexts and natural surroundings.