Zero Arctic -exhibition deals with a research project that examined how to benefit from traditional knowledge and the ideas of traditional construction in designing climate-friendly buildings. Studying traditional buildings makes it possible to create guidelines for the present and future sustainable construction.
The topic was studied under the Arctic Council in the research project Zero Arctic – Concepts for carbon-neutral Arctic construction based on tradition (2018–2020). The research focused on Northern Finland, Canada and Japan, with an emphasis on co-operation with the indigenous peoples of the regions. The case examples of the project show that it is also possible to build functional homes that warm their users, not the climate, in Arctic conditions.
The Finnish part of the pr oject was realised by the Ministry of the Environment, Aalto University, Livady Architects and the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland with funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.