The work of the Portuguese architect Fernando Lanhas – Sustainability in Architecture

Wednesday 13 December 2023 4 pm–6 pm
In the Design Museum auditorium
Free entry, advance registration

Taking the Portuguese architect Fernando Lanhas’ life and work as a starting point, we will discuss concerns common to architecture and design regarding sustainability of materials and techniques. Also in discussion are the influences between countries and cultures, bringing together academic and practitioners views on the subject, including the Foundation “Instituto Marques da Silva”, who manages the architectural archives of Fernando Lanhas, and “MASSlab”, a Portuguese architecture firm involved in a major project in Helsinki.


Professor Luís Urbano, professor of architecture in the University of Porto, as well as author, Vice-President of the Foundation Instituto Marques da Silva, and Director of “JACK – Journal on Architecture and Cinema”.

Diogo Sousa Rocha, co-founder of the architecture office Mass Lab, who recently won the Train Factory Mixed-Use Competition, an international competition in two stages whose main objective was to create a landmark for the city of Helsinki.

Tuomas Siitonen is a practicing Finnish architect and educator. He is currently Lecturer of Architectural Principles at the Department of Architecture at Aalto University. In addition to teaching he runs his own practice Tuomas Siitonen Office and is a partner in design agency called Good Kombo

The event has advance registration. Registrate for the event here.

The event is organized by the Embassy of Portugal in Finland and Estonia


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