Architect and Professor, Rintala Eggertsson Architects Bodø
The award-winning Finnish architect Sami Rintala has received great attention for his realised buildings around the world. The works are described as ecological, timeless and of high architectural quality. Rintala is currently based in Bodø, North Norway and since 2005 has taught architecture at NTNU in Trondheim as professor, as and visiting professor in several universities in Europe and the USA. As part of his teaching, he has conducted over 240 design & build workshops with art and architecture students on several continents. He has been invited to the Venice Architecture Biennale four times between 2000 and 2018, nominated for the Mies van der Rohe EU Prize four times, and led the Alvar Aalto Symposium in 2009, the same year he received the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. Rintala has designed the Arctic Hideaway in Gildeskål, the Jektefartmuseet in Bodø 2019 and the Norwegian Pavilion at the World's Fair in Dubai 2022.