Sunday, March 23, 2014
Finlandia Hall Update 1
The Finlandia Hall in Helsinki (1962-75)
This is another update to one of the greatest buildings designed by Alvar Aalto, the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. In July 2011 I reported already about the Finlandia Hall (http://alvaraaltosarchitecture.blogspot.fi/2011/07/alvar-aalto-in-helsinki-and-turku.html) and since then I had visited this great building several times when I have been in Helsinki. As I learned at my last visit, they organize regular guided tours throught the building. Unfortunately so far I wasn't lucky enough being there at the right time to participate in one of those tours. Hopefully later I will be able to show more pictures from inside of the Finlandia Hall on this blog. Nevertheless since the renovation was completed in 2012 I have taken many new pictures from outside which I am presenting now here plus I was also at least lucky to be able to take some pictures from the lobby inside the building.
The freshly renovated white marmor front of the Finlandia Hall, an impressive view. As promised here are also a few pictures from the lobby: