This year’s edition of the Romanian Design Week even takes place between May 20th and June 5th. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden are the countries included in the exhibition called A Turn for the Better, aiming to showcase local solutions to global problems.

The exhibition features five Nordic urban development problems delivered by architects, urban planners and activists from these Scandinavian countries. The projects presented are Super Cycle Highway (Denmark) by Dissing +Weitling architects; Dream Hotel (Finland) by Uusi Kaupunki Collective and Studio Puisto; 2.5 x 5 meters (Iceland) by Krads Architects; By-Bi, urban beekeepers (Norway) and The People’s Port (Sweeden) by the Helsingborg municipality.

“The problems our cities are facing tend to become global. In ‘A Turn for the Better’ we present five Nordic proposals regarding the way these problems can be solved locally to lead to the establishment of functional cities for all of us,” Daniel Golling and Gustaf Kjellin of the independent architecture and design project Summit explain.

Romanian Design Week promotes Romanian contemporary design as a tool that can contribute to social, economic and cultural progress. The public will have access to the main exhibition, which can be found in Piata Amzei, starting May 21st, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. The main exhibition brings together works belonging to 150 designers and architects.

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