Nordic Urban Spaces.
Inspirations for Cities and Spaces
– 28 September 2018
Nordic Embassies, Berlin
The sustainably designed exhibition “Nordic Urban Spaces” showcases examples of aesthetic urban design and architecture from the Nordic countries. The focus is on the unique combination of “functionality and sustainability, of care and elegance”, while also emphasising a connection to nature.
Nordic architecture in public spaces is described by the Nordic embassies as “innovative and clear, thoughtful and participatory”, impressing us with its often extraordinary combinations of form, colour, and environment, as exemplified by the construction of brightly coloured subway stations or urban swimming venues. Future projects will be presented alongside other already existing examples of urban planning and public spaces in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Sustainability plays an important role in the Nordic architectural discourse, and this is reflected in the exhibition itself as well as in the exhibited projects – the materials used to build the furniture of “Nordic Urban Spaces” have been recycled from previous exhibitions.
The exhibition programme includes workshops for children, a specialist seminar on “Building with Wood” and a range of architectural talks with teachers from the fields of urban planning, architecture, and design. The programme was developed in collaboration with the Institute for Urban and Regional Planning at the TU Berlin and, according to the organisers, it offers ideas for urban development in German cities as well as generating interest in the Nordic countries.