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Finnish Buildings : Architecture

Key Architectural Developments in Finland, Europe

Buildings in Finland

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Finnish Buildings. e-architect aim to include good quality interesting buildings from Finland. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Norway. The focus is on contemporary Finnish buildings.

We have 3 pages of Finnish Architecture selections.

Finnish Architecture : news + key projects

Finnish Buildings : A-K (this page)

Buildings in Finland – L-Z

Finnish Buildings

Finland Architecture – latest addiitons to this page, chronological:

Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä
Lassila Hirvilammi Architects
Kuokkala Church Building
photograph : Jussi Tianen / Mikko Auerniitty

Kuokkala Church
The wish of the Parish of Jyväskylä was to build “a church that looks like a church”. Our proposal was a simple, sculptural form within which all of the church’s different functions could be contained. The design is “of our time”, yet permeated with nods to and re-interpretations of church-building tradition.
The east-west oriented building stands centrally on Kuokkala Square, the focal point of Jyväskylä’s Kuokkala district. The church is roofed and clad in overlapping slate tiles, and wooden and copper details around the entrances supplement the overall visual aspect. The church is flanked by a granite stairway and walls which, together with the bell tower on the square, usher visitors towards the main entrance.

E2 Competition, Kouvola
BIG + others
E2 Competition Finland
image from architects

E2 Competition Finland
To meet the increasingly stringent environmental requirements of Finnish industrialized construction, the E2 Ecology & Economy timber development competition aims to find a conceptual design solution for large-scale production of wooden multi-story buildings. A 15.000 m2 prefabricated wooden development in Kouvola, Finland will serve as a showcase for replicable and locally adaptable cost- and energy efficient housing. BIG’s proposal PUU-BO is today announced as one of two winning entries of the two-staged invited competition totaling 26 international proposals, which included wood construction specialists Hermann Kaufmann from Austria and wood producer Finnforest among many others.

Building Designs in Finland, alphabetical:

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

Chapel of St Lawrence
Four-cornered villa, Virrat, central Finland
Avanto Architects
Four-cornered villa
photo :

Four-cornered villa
Gösta Contemporary Art Museum, Mänttä
Gösta Contemporary Art Museum
image by architects

Finnish Design Contest
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk, Helsinki
Wood program 2007: Satoshi Ohtaki et al
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
Hollola Library
Arkkitehdit NRT
Hollola Library
image from architect

Hollola Library
House Moby Dick, Espoo
Arkkitehdit NRT
House Moby Dick
photo from architect

House Moby Dick
Kamppi chapel of silence, Helsinki
K2S Architects
Kamppi chapel Helsinki
render from architect

Kamppi Chapel
Katajanokka Housing
Arkkitehdit NRT
Katajanokka Housing
picture from architect

Katajanokka Housing
Kiasma Art Museum, Helsinki
Steven Holl Architects
Kiasma Art Museum
drawing Courtesy Steven Holl

Finnish Modern Art Gallery
Korona information centre, Helsinki
ARK-house Architects
Korona information centre Finland
photograph from architect

Viikki Infocentre Koruna
Kupla, Helsinki
Ville Hara / Wood Studio workshop
Kupla Building
photo : Jussi Tiainen


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Aalto House, Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Architect

Ainola – Villa for Jean Sibelius
Lars Sonck

Church of the Good Shephered, extension & conversion, Helsinki
Leiviskä Architects

ENTER – secondary school and vocational training college, Sipoo
K2S Architects LTD

Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Architect

Finnish Parliament Extension, Helsinki
Helin & Co Architects

FMO Tapiola office building, Tapiola

Helin & Co. Architects

Helsinki Railway Station
Saarinen, Gesellius, & Lindgren

Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Espoo, west Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Architect

Helsinki Waterfront Hotel
Herzog & de Meuron

Hiekkahovi Conference and Holiday Facility, Sotkamo
Architect Office Jukka Koivula

House, Espoo

Jyrki Tasa

Imatra church – Church of the Three Crosses
Alvar Aalto Architect

Jyväskylä University, Jyväskylä, central Finland
Alvar Aalto Architect

Kaleva Church, Tampere, central Finland
Reima and Raili Pietilä
Kaleva Church
photo : Adrian Welch
Architecture Competition: 1959

Kallio church, Kallio, Helsinki
Lars Sonck

Kamppi Centre, Helsinki
Helin & Co Architects

Kärsämäki shingle church, Kärsämäki
Anssi Lassila – Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki
Steven Holl Architects

Kuhmo Cultural Centre

Heikkinen & Komonen

Kuopio Church

Juha Leiviskä

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Helsinki Buildings
Helsinki Stadium Building
photo : City of Helsinki

Helsinki Architecture Walking Tours
Helsinki Station Building
photo : City of Helsinki

Finnish Architect – Alvar Aalto

Danish Architecture

Swedish Architecture

Norwegian Architecture

Finnish Architect – Eero Saarinen

Scanned images from architecture tour of Finland in 1990:

Modern Finnish Architecture:
Modern Finnish Architecture
building photo © Adrian Welch

Turku buildings:
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building photos © Adrian Welch

Buildings / photos for the Finnish Buildings page welcome

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