Finlandia Hall Offers its New Place, Pikku-Finlandia, in Central Helsinki

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Finlandia Hall Provides its New Venue, Pikku-Finlandia, in Central Helsinki

Finlandia Hall provides its brand-new place, Pikku-Finlandia, in central Helsinki. The renowned primary building of Finlandia Hall, created by Alvar Aalto, is now over half a century old, which is why it was closed for improvement in January and also will continue to be shut for regarding two as well as a half years. Yet due to the economic as well as social significance of Finlandia Hall as a venue for congresses and seminars that bring substantial value to the city of Helsinki, a short-lived alternative had to be discovered up until the restored hall opens up. Text: Jan Artiček


The legendary Finlandia Hall joined architects from Aalto University, that made the brand-new structure with concepts of”

round economic situation, sustainability, and also reusability”in mind, as Pekka Heikkinen, teacher at Aalto University, described in a presentation at the grand opening last week. Pikku-Finlandia features an events hall that can be used for seminars, congresses, events, concerts, galas, and so on, as well as a cafe that is open to all and also serves Lazy Saturday breakfasts. Both the hall and also the cafe are already open. “You can sit supper right here for 800 people, or a mixer for as much as 1,000 people,” claimed Johanna Tolonen, the managing supervisor of Finlandia Hall.

The appearance of the building immediately reflects its underlying environment-conscious concepts, both inside and also out. Ignoring Töölönlahti Park in central Helsinki, the structure runs alongside as well as below the original Finlandia building, and it is largely constructed with wood. While floor-to-ceiling glass home windows line the front wall surface, the most noticeable function is the pillars that leaves the size of the structure, composed of tree-like columns, which remain in reality tree trunks with extending branches.

< img size =" 1900 "elevation="1267"src=""alt title ="ft-little-finlandia-5"srcset =" 1900w, 768w, 1536w, 1080w"dimensions="( max-width: 1900px) 100vw, 1900px"course ="wp-image-62007"> < div class ="et_pb_module et_pb_text et_pb_text_1 et_pb_text_align_left et_pb_bg_layout_light"> Inside the occasion hall as well as cafe, those trees show up once again as support columns as well as work as the central aesthetic theme of Pikku-Finlandia. They create a kind of Finlandia Forest, which was specifically the name of the winning idea developed by the team of designers at Aalto University.”We desired to bring a forest to Töölönlahti,” said supervisor Johanna Tolonen, with whom we caught up after discussions were over and we had all consumed a scrumptious three-course dish influenced by traditional Finnish food and making use of in your area sourced typical Finnish ingredients.

She described that the structure of Pikku-Finlandia is modular as well as implied to be disassembled after 3 years, once the primary building is open for service. But the framework can be reused at a different area, as well as will certainly be, “either as a school or a baby room,” claimed Tolonen.

According to Tolonen, the new venue remained in component motivated by Amsterdam’s RAI congress facility as well as London’s Southbank Centre, especially in regards to bringing congress site visitors closer to neighborhood life and the people residing in the city. By the very same token, the brand-new venue additionally wishes to bring included value to Helsinki locals. This is the concept behind the open coffee shop as well as the open gallery, which currently features a digital photography exhibition showcasing Finnish nature.

There was excitement in the air regarding the new venue and also about once more having the ability to host big occasions in Finlandia Hall. “I assume that after the pandemic individuals are really expecting meeting other individuals and also being in real-time events,” said the congress center’s director, and the mingling guests appeared to verify this sentiment.

  • Jan Artiček lives in Helsinki as well as he discusses politics, culture as well as films. His hobbies consist of long impressive novels, old Hollywood movie theater and also basketball.

Released at Sat, 12 Mar 2022 11:59:00 -0500


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