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Architecture in Helsinki

We select what the most important examples of Helsinki Architecture. Our focus is on contemporary Finnish buildings.

Helsinki Architecture News

Finnish Architecture News, chronological:

Finnish Architecture Review, MFA – 23 Oct 2013

Kamppi chapel of silence, central Helsinki
Design: K2S Architects
Kamppi Chapel
photos © Tuomas Uusheimo

Kamppi Chapel – 13 Feb 2013
This building is located on the south side of the Narinkka square in central Helsinki. It is one of Finland’s most lively urban spaces. With its curved wood facade, the small sacral building flows into the city scape. Simultaneously the chapels gently shaped interior space embraces visitors and shields them from the bustling city life outside.

University of Helsinki City Campus Library
Anttinen Oiva arkkitehdit Oy – aoa
University of Helsinki City Campus Library
photo : Mika Huisman

University of Helsinki City Campus Library – 13 Feb 2013
Helsinki University Main Library is the largest academic library in Finland. The building is located in a historically important city centre block. The new building uses a curved brick facade, integrated within the street line formed by the adjacent buildings.

Central Library Helsinki Building – Finnish Architecture Contest entry
Design: dINKOFF Architects & Engineers, Los Angeles
Pinewood Library Helsinki
image from architects
Central Library Helsinki Building – 3 Jan 2013
Design proposal ‘BIBLIO-Centrum’ is intended to be a center of diverse cultural and intellectual activities, a congregating point for people with a thirst for knowledge.

Helsinki Central Library Architecture Competition entry
Design: Djuric+Tardio Architectes
Helsinki Library Building
image from architect

Helsinki Central Library – 26 Nov 2012
A modern library, as a elementary and great emblem of the Finnish essence, culture and know-how, and result of the most accomplished wooden construction technology. These are the aims that give birth to an unordinary building, voluntarily unaccustomed to the Finnish landscape, in order to lead the user to a trip somewhere else, in the reading time of an exotic novel.

Helsinki Central Library Architecture Competition entry
Kubota & Bachmann Architects+Martinez
Library Building Helsinki
image from architect

Library Competition Helsinki – 21 Nov 2012
Shared Dreams is a proposal for the new Helsinki Library, sited at a strategic point within the city, the cultural cluster in the Töölönlahti area, with the Helsinki Music Centre, the Aalto congress centre, and the Kiasma contemporary art museum. Office buildings and housing also contribute to urban life around the Makasiinipuisto Park. The new library is committed to strengthening this cluster.

Chapel of St.Lawrence, Vantaa, just north of Helsinki
Avanto Arkkitehdit Ltd
Pyhän Laurin kappeli
photo :

Chapel of St Lawrence
This dedicated cemetery chapel aims to reconcile the emotional needs of mourners with the pragmatic demands of funerals. The building uses similar materials to the old structures in the area and the roof is patinated copper, like the roof of the old church. Many of the ceilings are finished with removable, perforated copper trays. The glazed walls toward the graveyard in the chapels are covered with a patinated copper mesh, which functions as a screen between the outside and the internal spaces of the chapel.

Major Helsinki Buildings

Helsinki Buildings – with images / links, alphabetical:

Guggenheim Museum Helsinki
Building Proposal News
Guggenheim Museum Helsinki
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk
Wood prog.07: Satoshi Ohtaki + working grp
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk
picture from architect
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk
Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre
ARK-house Architects
Helsinki Seafarers Centre
photograph : Jussi Tiainen

Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre
House Moby Dick, Espoo
Arkkitehdit NRT
House Moby Dick
photo from architect

House Moby Dick
Kiasma, National Finnish Modern Art Gallery
Steven Holl Architects
Helsinki Art Gallery
image Courtesy Steven Holl
Helsinki Art Gallery
Korona information centre
ARK-house Architects
Korona information centre Finland
photograph from architect

Viikki Infocentre Koruna
Ville Hara / Wood Studio workshop
photo : Jussi Tiainen
Kupla Building
Public Attic
Casagrande Laboratory
Public Attic
photograph : Yehia Eweis

Public Attic
Tropaion Helsinki
ALA Architects
Tropaion Helsinki
image from architect

Tropaion Helsinki
Viikki Church
JKMM Architects
Viikki Church Helsinki
photo : Arno de la Chapelle

Viikki Church

Major Finnish Architecture Projects

Finnish Building Designs, alphabetical:

Aalto House, Riihitie 20, Munkkiniemi
Alvar Aalto
Guided tours
+358 (0)50 354 1404 /

Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13
Alvar Aalto
Entrance fee – guided tour, group tours enquiries
+358 (0)9 40241 /

Finnish Parliament
severe & formal, granite building

Finnish Parliament Extension
Helin & Co

Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Otakaari 1
Alvar Aalto
+358 (0)9 4511
Main building / Library / Shopping center / Watertower

Helsinki Waterfront Hotel
Herzog & de Meuron
cross-shaped 5 star hotel

House, Inkoo, nr Helsinki
A-Piste Architects, Helsinki

Meander residential project

Steven Holl Architects

Nokia Headquarters, Espoo, nr Helsinki
Helin + Siitonen

Studio Aalto, Tiilimäki 20
1954-55, 1962-63
Alvar Aalto
Reservation recommended
+358 (0)9 481 350 /

Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki
Juha Leiviskä
Architecture Competition winner 2003

Helsinki Station Building
Helsinki Station Building
photo : City of Helsinki

Helsinki Cathedral Building
Helsinki Cathedral Building Helsinki Cathedral
photos : City of Helsinki

Helsinki Olympic Stadium Building
Helsinki Stadium Building
photo : City of Helsinki

Suomenlinna Building
photo : City of Helsinki

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Finnish Architecture

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Finland buildings – scanned photos from 1991, by architect Adrian Welch
Finnish Museum Finnish Museum decoration Finnish Museum photo
Finnish Museum, images © Adrian Welch 1990

Danish Architecture

Helsinki Skyscraper Architecture
Skyscraper hotel proposal, Pasila, adj. Helsinki Fair Centre : 100m high
Cirrus, Helsinki : 86m high, opened in 2006
Fortum head office, Espoo : 84m high, opened in 1976
Itäkeskuksen maamerkki, Helsinki : 82m high, opened in 1987
Stadium Tower : 72m high
Torni Hotel : 70m high – Finland’s tallest building when it opened in 1931

Helsinki Architecture Photos © Adrian Welch

Buildings in Finland – alphabetical list

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