People’s Architecture

HSIEH Ying-Chun and Atelier-3
謝英俊建築師與第三建築工作室

“People’s Architecture” exhibition will present a temporary pavilion, built by citizens and international refugees at the city centre of Helsinki in 2017. The installation is part of the Helsinki Design Week HOP City Installations.

Architect HSIEH Ying-Chun has conducted many post-disaster reconstructions in Taiwan, China and Southeast Asia in the past 16 years. Facing the different and difficult social, geographic and climatic condition of each project, Hsieh has initiated three key principles for commencing his work:

1) Collaborative construction – survivors should rebuild their own houses with limited intervention of professionalists;

2) Adoptable and affordable technology
– applying easy assembly reinforced light-gauge steel system with nuts and bolts; and

3) Open system
– steel system easily commenced with different kinds of membranes and functions of each house.


Aavaranta Workshop 2016


During October 3 – 8, 2016, at Aavaranta Reception Centre, Architect Hsieh conducted a workshop with Finnish Red Cross and international refugees. This workshop was served as a polite project for touring exhibition “People’s Architecture”: building a temporary pavilion with Finnish citizens, international students and refugees on the site of parking space in Helsinki. The pavilion will symbolize the friendship and trust between people with different ages, genders, races and nationalities.


Curator
Juhani Pallasmaa
Chen-Yu Chiu

Curatorial Cooperation
Hongda Lin
Ying-Ju Lin

Organizer
Atelier-3
Alliance for Architectural Modernity, Taiwan

Co-Organizer
Aalto University, Finland
Aavaranta Reception Centre
Bilkent University, Turkey
Finnish Red Cross
Group X (Aalto University, Department of Architecture), Finland
Department of Architecture, Shih Chien University, Taiwan
Taipei Representative Office in Finland
Taiwanese in Finland

Sponsor
Pauian Archiland
China Airlines

Special Thanks
Fieldoffice Architects and Sheng-Yuan Huang
Sari Markkanen

Workshop Assistant
Ko Ai
Fang-Yi Lee
Juhana Rantavuori
Hsiao-Chun Shih

Photography
Fang-Yi Lee
Hsiao-Chun Shih