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LECTURING | University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt | Germany | 2019-2020
Lecture Series on Scandinavian and Nordic Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture. A set of 12 two-hour lectures covering topics such as Nordic Nature & Culture (01), Alvar Aalto (02), Raili & Reima Pietilä (03), Golden Age (04), Next Generation (05), Ultima Thule (06), FIN-GER (07), BIG (08), Urban Planning & Design (09), Import & Export (10), Making Theory (11) and Back to Beginnings (12).
The students taking part in the Lectures will produce a single spread (21x42 cm) design with images and/or text on their favourite topic. All the designs will be collected and printed as a special edition publication crowdfounded by the students themselves.


WORKSHOPPING | WAW 2012 | Würzburg | Germany | 2012

LUX
Type: International architecture workshop
Client: City of Würzburg, Church of St. Ellisabeth
Size: 4 100 m2
Location: Würzburg, Germany
Status: Idea 2012
Team: Juhani Karanka, Maria Aparicio Álvarez, Davide Bossi, Nicole Ruspa & E.Sebastian Saavedra-Lux.


Würzburg Architecture Workshop 2012 studied the possibilities of developing the existing St. Elisabeth church in Zellerau. The team of international students decided, after extensive analysing, to demolish the church and build a new smaller one made out of massive wood in the shape of an eye, ship or praying hands. At the same time the team proposed to build new urban housing, a small kindergarden and service spaces with extensive high quality green outdoor areas to accommodate the present day wishes and needs of the users.


WORKSHOPPING | WAW 2010 | Würzburg | Germany | 2010

AKW
Type: International architecture workshop
Client: City of Würzburg
Size: 20 000 m2
Location: Würzburg, Germany
Status: Idea 2010
Team: Juhani Karanka, Ornella Cosentino, Peter Heinemann, Christian Kettenring, Carlos Lobo & Javier Pardo.


Würzburg Architecture Workshop 2010 worked on developing ideas for the former Bürgerbräu Old Brewery area in Zellerau. The team used different academical research and design methods to come up with a user simulated urban and architectural plan that included the reuse of existing old buildings, landscaping the natural environment and new human scale housing.


WORKSHOPPING | WAW 2007 | Würzburg | Germany | 2007

PARADISE
Type: International architecture workshop
Client: City of Würzburg
Size: 5 000 m2
Location: Würzburg, Germany
Status: Idea 2007
Team: Juhani Karanka, Rainer Gumpp, Nuno Castro Caldas, Pedro Goncalves, Sanna Greenberg, Fadi Hamouda, Frederico Reis & Maria Tiedemann.


Würzburg Architecture Workshop 2007 studied the conversion of the "Grönert" factory area in Heidingsfeld. The team experimented with different design approaches, film being one of them. As an end presentation, instead of using traditional presentation drawings and boards, the young people showed a revolutionary movie explaining their design to save the planet and make it a paradise for everyone.


WORKSHOPPING | WAW 2003 | Würzburg | Germany | 2003

MONOLITH
Type: International architecture workshop
Client: City of Würzburg
Size: 10 000 m2
Location: Würzburg, Germany
Status: Idea 2003
Team: Juhani Karanka, João Santa-Rita, Thorsten Fischenbeck, Marco Manzke, Kirsten Riebel, Yara Vaello, Andrea Ramos, Alassandro Solci, Daniela Kircher, Maciej Boetryk, Eduardo Rodrigues, Ricardo Silva Carvalho, Ines Carvalho, Artur Simones Dias, Michele Megna, Rudolfo Gamenivo & Israel Paez.


Würzburg Architecture Workshop 2007 studied the conversion of the "Mozart Gymnasium" in downtown Würzburg. The students idea was to demolish the existing 1950's buildings and cover the whole block with concrete and then carve out the pathways and spaces for housing, working and services as well as for the urban green.


TEACHING | Aalto University | Department of Architecture | Finland | 1999-2012
Full-time Lecturer in Architecture & Urban Planning.
Award for Teacher of the Year 2002.


STUDIES | Tampere University of Technology | Finland | 1983-1999
Academic and professional studies for Master in Science of Architecture (graduated with Distinction) at the Department of Architecture. Two majors in urban planning and public building design.

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