Kindergarten «Tellus» in Stockholm — «Tham & Videgård Architects», 2010. Photo by Åke E:son Lindman

From September 18 to November 11, the Latvian Museum of Architecture hosts an exhibition of Scandinavian contemporary architecture «Nordic ID», featuring projects from five countries and trying to answers such questions as: what does Nordic identity entail nowadays and how is it reflected in architecture.

Stories Editorial September 18, 2014

Author of the concept of the exhibition is Vladimir Frolov, editor in chief of «Project Baltia» magazine, devoted to architecture and design of the Baltic Sea region, and his team in St. Petersburg. The exhibition was originally created for the 3rd Moscow Architecture Biennale in 2012.

Five curators — Martin Keiding, editor of «Arkitekten» magazine in Denmark, Anders Melsom, editor of «Conditions» magazine in Norway, Daniel Golling, editor of «Form» magazine in Sweden, Tuomas Toivonen, partner at architecture studio «NOW» in Finland and Villem Tomiste, partner at architecture Studio «Stuudio Tallinn» in Estonia — were invited to express their own versions of Nordic identity phenomenon in architecture. Every one of them chose five architectural objects in their respective homeland and wrote an introductory text about their country’s architecture.

The exhibition features works of such architecture offices as «Bjarke Ingels Group», «NORD Architects», «Dorte Mandrup Architects», «Cobe», «Lundgaard & Tranberg Arkitekter» from Denmark; «Snøhetta Oslo AS», «TYIN Tegnestue Architects», «Jensen & Skodvin Architects», «Studio Fredrik Lund», «Brendeland & Kristoffersen» from Norway; «Tham & Videgård Arkitekter», «General Architecture», «Marge Arkitekter», «Vera Arkitekter», Mats Fahlander from Sweden; «Anttinen Oiva Arkkitehdit Oy», «Esa Ruskepää Architects», «Huttunen–Lipasti–Pakkanen Architects» and Martti Kalliala from Finland, and «Stuudio Tallinn», «Kosmos», «ZiZi&YoYo», «PLUSS» from Estonia.

The exhibition is open from September 18 to November 11 at the Latvian Museum of Architecture, Mazā Pils iela 19 in Riga.