Helsinki Architectural Tour

Excursion to Helsinki: Modern architecture – in the past, present and future (extra charge 100€ + 24%VAT)

The Finnish climate and environment is very challenging for buildings and people: There’s very little day light during winter season where daily temperature fluctuation can be very high with the lowest temperature going as low as – 40 degrees centigrade.  Given this challenge, how do architects and designers cope with it? How can they design sustainable buildings that contribute to human wellbeing?

The excursion will take participants to see some excellent examples of well-designed buildings and areas in Helsinki. Although the buildings have been built in different eras, they all have one thing in common – they have fulfilled the demanding requirements given by the people and Finnish nature. Some of them show how it was done a few decades ago while some of them have state-of-art technology hence giving perhaps ideas of how requirements will be met in future.

The visit will include the following:

  • Tikkurila Railway Station
  • OP Vallila (bank)
  • Alvar Aalto Museum
  • Otaniemi area
  • Musiikkitalo (concert hall), Sanomatalo (commercial building) and Kiasma (museum for modern art)
  • Kamppi shopping mall where also lunch/dinner will be served
  • Finlandia house desing by alvar

The buildings will be introduced by an architect/designer hence providing an “inside view” of the process.

The max number of participants in the excursion will be 25. If interested, please book early to avoid disappointment.

More info about the program will be released later.

Helsinki Architectural Tour Brochure PDF