Finlandia Hall

Complementary building history survey

Project description:

Finlandia Hall is one of the most important examples of modern architecture in Finland. It was designed by architect Alvar Aalto and built in phases during 1967–71 and 1973–75. Alvar Aalto originally designed the Finlandia Hall as part of his overall plan for Töölönlahti Bay, but only Finlandia Hall was realised. The building was protected by the Building Protection Act in 1993. During 2003–2005, we prepared a building history survey for Finlandia Hall. In connection with the building history survey, an internet database was created, in which comprehensive room and building section specific inventory data for Finlandia Hall was collected. The building history survey was complemented in 2016. In connection with the complementary survey, we also prepared a current state analysis to act as a base for the upcoming renovation. 

Finlandia Hall’s Complementary Building History Survey from the years 2005–2016

Project info:

Building History Survey
Client:City of Helsinki Premises Centre
Authors: Minna Lukander, Mira Kyllönen
Year:Main building 1971
Congress Wing 1975
Size:25 000 m2
Architect:Alvar Aalto