For the naming of Helsinki as World Design Capital 2012, Turin hosts, during the Festival Architettura in Città, a series of initiatives of architecture and design, for an introduction to Finnish culture and to show how design can be part of everyday life, used as a tool to make cities more efficient and functional. The exhibition Contemporary Architecture in Finland, at the Regional Museum of Natural Sciences, features the new Kamppi Chapel of Silence of Helsinki by the studio K2S Architects, along with a selection of Finnish contemporary projects that are interesting not just for their functional, technical and aesthetic qualities, but also for their particular focus on the needs of human beings. The show also features design installations using classic pieces from the Alvar Aalto collection, and the latest creations of young Finnish designers, produced by Artek and Iittala. The initiative, promoted by ATL – Association of Finnish Architects’ Offices, with the support of the Finnish Embassy in Italy, the Piedmont Region, the Ordine degli Architetti P.P.C. of Turin and INArch– Istituto Nazionale di Architettura, is curated by Arianna Callocchia.