Qualitative welfare building, respect for nature, simplicity rather than complexity and humbleness rather than garishness are all significant aspects of the northern architecture tradition. Nordic architecture is known for its attention to the beauty of landscapes and the respect for nature. An exhibition of Nordic contemporary architecture «Nordic ID», featuring projects from five countries and trying to answers such questions as: what does Nordic identity entail nowadays and how is it reflected in architecture? The project is a collaboration with curators from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Estonia who were asked to offer their own versions of the Nordic identity. Every curator chose five architecture projects that would express the answer. The exhibition was prepared by Baltic States architecture and design magazine Project Baltia (St Petersburg). Curators Martin Keiding, editor of magazine "Arkitekten" (Denmark), Anders Melsom, editor of "Conditions" (Norway), Daniel Golling, editor of "Form" (Sweden), Tuomas Toivonen, architect from NOW (Soome), and Villem Tomiste, architect from Stuudio Tallinn (Estonia). The exhibition in Latvia is supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Latvia, the Royal Swedish Embassy in Latvia, the Embassy of the Republic of Finland in Latvia, the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Latvia and the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Office in Latvia.
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