Architecture

May 8, 2016
#HelsinkiSecret Residence: Dariya & Elena premium
From the beginning of 2016, the #HelsinkiSecret Residence serves as a base for international social media influencers reporting from the city center of Helsinki. The #HelsinkiSecret Residence is an initiative by Visit Helsinki and represents a globally unique form of city marketing utilizing social media. The residence comprises a studio apartment in the city center […]
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January 29, 2016
The neoclassical centre of Helsinki premium
The layers of history can be seen in the buildings of Helsinki – if you know where to look. Unlike Tallinn or Stockholm with their medieval parts, Helsinki has a unique Empire style centre. Here’s some tips where to go spot the most beautiful neoclassical buildings. When Finland became part of the Russian Empire in […]
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January 19, 2016
National Romantic Helsinki premium
In the late 19th century national romanticism became a popular style in Finnish architecture. Also known as jugendstil the Finnish romanticism was heavily influenced by the German architecture. Unlike the French art nouveau the Finnish architecture was more massive and heavy. Inspiration came from medieval castles and Finnish nature. Helsinki grew a lot around fin-de-siècle […]
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4 reasons to visit Kunsthalle Helsinki premium
On a Wednesday afternoon I felt like enjoying art, shopping and coffee. So I headed to Kunsthalle Helsinki, and once again the home of living art showed me why I consider it to be one of Helsinki’s best art experiences! The building Kunsthalle Helsinki has been a central place for changing art and architectural exhibitions […]
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July 15, 2015
Architecture takes center stage at Esplanade Park this summer premium
  This summer the Esplanade Park in the center of the city plays host to a very unique installation, “Re-Creation – The Resilience of Architecture”, which comprises two wooden structures designed by Architect Anssi Lassila, originally constructed for the Shenzhen BI-CITY Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture in 2014. The installation will be on display in the park through the summer season. […]
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February 3, 2015
Japanese creative businesses in Helsinki 5/5: UUP Yoshimasa Yamada premium
My first encounter with Yoshimasa Yamada happened through a shoehorn that was on sale at the Design Market in September 2014. That specific shoehorn made out of a cherry tree was strong and functional but gentle, soft and sophisticated at the same time. It was a unique piece that concentrated in a perfect way what […]
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October 15, 2013
Natures of Art Nouveau entrance visitors premium
International Natures of Art Nouveau exhibition has been opened in the main building of Helsinki City Museum, highlighting the role of nature in art and architecture across Europe at the turn of the  20th century. Helsinki is a significant European Art Nouveau – or Jugend, as it is called in Finland – city, with an […]
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March 14, 2011
Come and Experience two Centuries of State Building and Development in Finland 1811–2011. premium
Now you have a chance to see how beauty, functionality and durability are tied to each other in the exhibition. The state has been involved in an active and wide-ranging manner in building and development. It has significantly steered the evolution of the urban fabric and Finnish society. The beginning of state building activities can […]
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