Pihla Meskanen receives the 2018 Asko Avonius Award

Date: 6 Sep 18

Director and founding member of Arkki, Pihla Meskanen, has been awarded the Asko Avonius Award 2018.

The Asko Avonius Award is given every third year to a Finnish person or group whose design, research or development and the result or proposal thereof successfully promotes the cause defined in the deed of foundation.

Meskanen says Arkki maintains creativity and innovation skills and aims to expand the kids’ understanding of the built environment.

“All children are creative by nature. At Arkki, we’re not schooling designers and architects but teaching them understand their environment and their potential as active citizens,” Meskanen explains.