Architectural Sightseeing

The Neo-classical Senate Square in Helsinki is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful urban squares in the world. In the heart of Helsinki one can still feel the presence of both Russia and Sweden.

Ruoholahti is one of the best, internationally recognized, examples of the new maritime city on the coastal line. It is a mix-use area based on an architectural competition on city planning realized during the past 10 years.

Otaniemi campus is a major work by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), the greatest master of modernism in Finland. The university is praised for it's relation to the nature. The buildings and interiors have a human scale.

During the tour we will get to know the different architectural time layers from Neo-classical to Art-Noveau quarters and to present day glass cubes. Works by several prominent architects, such as Alvar Aalto, Eliel Saarinen, Carl Ludwig Engel, Steven Holl, Anttimatti Siikala, Sigurd Frosterus, Aarne Ervi and Theodor Höijer, will be seen during the tour.