Maaretta Jaukkuri Foundation

Architect in the building

We are happy to have architect Kimmo Aslak Liimatainen visit the building he has created for the foundation

MJF is proud and grateful for the collaboration with Kimmo Aslak, for creating a building especially developed for the needs of Maaretta Jaukkuri Foundation, in dialogue with the unique and at times challenging landscape surrounding it.


Kimmo Aslak Liimatainen (architect SAFA, born 1965 in Salla, Finland) received his Architecture degree from Helsinki University of Technology in 1993. In 1996, he won the Golden Lion Award at the Venice Architecture Biennale as a member of The Group with the project Leisure Studio. The building was completed in 1992. His work was, among others, presented in the exhibition Light Construction at MoMA, New York, in 1995.


The building was also made possible by the generous donations from several artists including Kari Cavén, Tony Cragg, Dorothy Cross, A K Dolven, Anne-Karin Furunes, Antony Gormley, Dan Graham, Alfredo Jaar, Anish Kapoor, Cildo Meireles, Esko Männikkö, Bjørn Nørgaard, Markus Raetz, and Gediminas Urbonas - and the tireless work of our previous director Audhild Dahlstrøm in guiding the construction process to completion.