Esa Laaksonen is a Finnish architect and art critic. He was the first director of the Alvar Aalto Academy (1999–2020). He has a practice in Helsinki together with the architect Kimmo Friman.

He has received twenty-­nine prizes (six first prizes) in national and international competitions for architecture and has taught architecture at the University of Technology (Aalto University) in Helsinki, and around the world.


Pieces by Esa Laaksonen

Come together
Edition 69: The European Exchange

Griffith Review