Finlandia Hall, Mannerheimintie 13, Helsinki: the rear entrance looking towards the curved bays of the conference centre wing

Coronavirus update: Our printing service continues to operate as usual, with framed and unframed prints available for delivery in normal timescales. We would like to reassure our customers that we are observing government advice on COVID-19 and adhering to all guidance and best practice.

RIBApix ref no RIBA55315
Architect/DesignerAalto, Alvar (1898-1976)
Artist/PhotographerMedd, David (1917-2009)
Subject Date1975
Image Date2004
StyleModern Movement
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceMedd slides 16745
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is the only building in Alvar Aalto's plan for the centre of Helsinki (1961-1972) to have been completed. Commissioned by the City of Helsinki, the concert halls (Finlandia Hall and the smaller auditorium, Helsinki Hall) were completed in 1971 and the adjacent conference centre wing in 1975.

Subject tags

windows, pilotis, cladding, concert halls, conference centres