• Discussion

Showroom Panel Discussion: The Urban Environment Needs Creative Approaches – Creating New Value for Construction through Art and Design

  • Industrial design and products
  • Architecture
  • Urban planning
Sep 13, Wed 13:30-14:30
Showroom / Messukeskus, Messuaukio 1, 00520 Helsinki
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

The quality of the built environment is becoming an increasingly important factor for the districts competing for popularity and companies competing for location. There is plenty of potential for creative fields to utilize in construction and community development, according to the Finnish expert report on built assets, ROTI 2017.

The real estate and construction fields are currently essentially affected by various intensive transformation phenomena that can be solved and utilized by creative design means. Growth cities already see art as a strategic choice. Design methods have been used with good results, for example, in the use and sustainability of space.

The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo invites experts in art, design and interior architecture to the Showroom to discuss and share their experiences of using art and design as attractions in construction.

The panel discussion is also published live on Facebook.

How can creative potential be utilized in the best possible way? What opportunities do art and design have in construction and community development?

In collaboration with Ornamo.


Art coordinator Mari Kemppinen, YIT

Interior architect SIO Hanni Koroma

Service designer, Winner of the Ornamo award 2017 Mikko Koivisto, Hellon

Art specialist Anna Rikkinen, Ornamo

Moderator Henri Terho, Taiteen edistämiskeskus Taike

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