• Exhibition

Helsinki Has Become a Metropolis! – Eliel Saarinen and Helsinki

  • Architecture
  • Urban planning
Sep 7, Thu 10:00-19:00
Sep 8, Fri 10:00-16:00
Sep 9, Sat 12:00-16:00
Sep 11, Mon 10:00-19:00
Sep 12, Tue 10:00-19:00
Sep 13, Wed 10:00-19:00
Sep 14, Thu 10:00-19:00
Sep 15, Fri 10:00-16:00
Sep 16, Sat 12:00-16:00
Info- ja näyttelytila Laituri, Narinkka 2, Kamppi
Event type
Free Admission
Accessibility for all

The exhibition tells about the work of Architect Eliel Saarinen as a builder of independent Finland and a pioneer of city planning. The work of Saarinen manifests in Helsinki in the vibrancy of the city and the architectural pearls. The city plans of, for example, Munkkiniemi-Haaga and Greater Helsinki have shaped the local identity and city structure of Helsinki for decades and well into the future. The exhibition produced by the City Planning Department of Helsinki is part of the Finland 100 centennial programme.

The exhibition presents Saarinen as a person and the imprint he left on Helsinki. The public can also view the unrealized plans of the architect. The exhibition items, displayed on two floors, can be examined with the help of exhibition boards, a large floor map and a timeline with all the buildings designed by Saarinen in Helsinki.

A brochure will also be published in connection with the exhibition that can be used to tour the design items of Saarinen in Helsinki during the summer. For the first time, the public will also have the opportunity to take a virtual walk in Munkkiniemi as a design by Saarinen that was never realized. In the spirit of Finland’s 100th anniversary, a 3D virtualization of the 100-year-old Munkkiniemi-Haaga model built by Eliel Saarinen has been coded for the exhibition.

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