Courses and Workshops

Helsinki: An Extraordinary Design Capital

Pierluigi Serraino
Monday, Jun. 3, 2024, 12:00 AM – 11:59 PM (PT)
Price: $90.00
46 slots available

wood-clad curve of modernist building

Finland has a long tradition of political and cultural independence. Wedged between Russia and Scandinavia, Helsinki embodies a unique position: that of a relative newcomer to the contemporary European scene. This class covers the exciting trajectory of a city and its proud heritage of extraordinary modern architecture.


Faculty Bio

Pierluigi Serraino is a practicing architect and educator. The author of many books on architecture, including TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered and Monacelli's The Creative Architect, his articles and projects have appeared in Architectural Record, The Architectural Review, Perspecta, Abitare, A+U, ACADIA, and the Journal of Architectural Education.


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Member Praise for Pierluigi Serraino

Course materials, organization, Pierluigi's deep knowledge of the specific area and ability to fit it into larger context of regional traditions and international design trends, and receptivity to participant questions & observations ... all great! Highly recommend!

Pierluigi is a wonderful instructor — I always learn something new from him, as well as something new to think about. He always opens my eyes!


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