The reality of Finland is a duality: it is industrial and industrious in nature, but also exotic and enigmatic.
Finland participated in the 1992 Seville World Expo with a bold design created by the Young Architects '92 group. Celebrating its 75th anniversary as a sovereign state, Finland paid tribute to both its past and its future.
Finland is all about contrasts and connections.
The Keel was nature. The Keel was creativity. The Keel was a boat.
The Machine was man. The Machine was modernity. The Machine was industry.
The Crack was the connection. We invite you to try and take up the challenge!
The Finnish pavilion, "The Machine and the Keel", was designed by Juha Jääskeläinen, Juha Kaakko, Petri Rouhiainen, Matti Sannaksenaho and Jari Tirkkonen, architecture students. The architect of this exhibition was Juhani Pallasmaa, professor of architecture.
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