Architects Sweden has the pleasure to invite representants of the press to the opening and inauguration of the exhibition Woodland Sweden the 25th of April at Archi-Depot in Tokyo. The opening is followed by talks on the theme of wood as a building material.

The exhibition Woodland Sweden in Tokyo will be opened by the Swedish minister of Housing and Digital development Peter Eriksson at 6 pm. In relation to the opening of the exhibition Woodland Sweden in Tokyo, a series of short lectures, on the theme of wood-building today, will be held by Swedish and Japanese architects. Sweden, as well as Japan, has a long, well-developed tradition of building in wood that has equipped architects and craftsmen with broad, in-depth material knowledge. Today, both cultures take inspiration in tradition, creating unique contemporary wooden architecture. The talks will enlighten these methods of working with wood, and be the starting point for a discussion about wood building today and in the future.

Program for the event:

Opening Tuesday April 25th, 18:00–20:30

18:00 Opening and Inauguration of the exhibition by
Peter Eriksson, the Swedish Minister for Housing and Digital Development
and
Tobias Olsson, Director, Architects Sweden
Sumito Takashina, Chairman, JIA International Committee,
Sandra Frank, Marketing Director, Folkhem

19:00–20:30 Opening lectures and talks on the theme of wood as a building material:
Sandra Frank, Folkhem, Stockholm, Sweden
“Why wood?” short presentation on building in wood

Followed by project presentations by the architects:

Gustav Appell, Gustav Appel arkitektkontor, Stockholm, Sweden
Anna Graaf, White arkitekter, Gothenburg, Sweden
Therese Kreisel, Skellefteå Municipality, Sweden
Astrid Klein, Dytham-Klein Achitects, Tokyo
Manuel Tardits, Mikan architects, Yokohama
Katsuya Fukushima, FT Architects, Tokyo
Aya Utsumi, KUS architects, Tokyo
Toshihiko Suzuki, ATELIER OPA + Takao Nishizawa, buildinglandscape, Tokyo

The event Woodland Sweden in Tokyo is hosted by Architects Sweden, with support from the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo and the Japan Institute of Architects (JIA). The exhibition Woodland Sweden has been produced by Architects Sweden for the Swedish Institute. The event will take place at Archi-Depot. Address: Warehouse Terrada, Main Storage Center 1F, 2-6-10, Higashi-Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku.

For more information about registration for the event, please contact Mr. Takuya Nakagawa at the Swedish Embassy.