Finlandia Talo (Finlandia Hall), Helsinki

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    Finlandia Hall

    by IreneMcKay Written Jul 7, 2014
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    Finnish people always seemed to be very proud of Finlandia Hall. I never found it all that attractive to look at, but that's because I prefer old buildings. However, I did attend several concerts there and the acoustics were wonderful. Finladia Hall was designed by famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto and was completed in 1971

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    White marble concert and congress hall

    by Zirpsis Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are many other tips concerning this hall already. But did you know this? You can blame Mr. Alvar Aalto, the architect, for the deteriorating marble wall tiles. He absolutely insisted on having white Carrara marble which, unfortunately, does not last in the cold Finnish climate. The facade tiles were renovated because of curving and falling at great cost to the tax payers only a few years ago and now, it looks like the new tiles are just starting to curve, too. Here it is: Finlandia Hall in the spring and another shot in evening light.

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    Finlandia Hall

    by kit_mc Written Feb 23, 2008

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    Alvar Aalto is a Finnish institution. A world famous architect there are examples of his work all over the globe but this is one of his best known works.

    Built in the late 1960's with walls of white marble and a copper roof, this concert hall stands like some grand, grounded modernist cruise ship opposite the classical style Parliament building.

    It's just a five minute walk from the main city centre this is a perfect site to take a walk by the water and for a bit of amateur photography.

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    Finlandia Talo

    by Muya Written Apr 7, 2005

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    Futuristic monument, the Finlandia Hall was designed in 1962 and built between 1967-72 by Alvar Aalto. He remained faithful to functionalism and always sought a practical reason for his forms. The main idea of Finlandia Hall with its towershaped part and inclined roof rising over the whole structure was to improve the acoustics of the concert hall by providing a resonance area overhead. But unfortunately, it never really worked as Aalto thought…
    Aalto used marble to contrast with black granite outside the building, but also inside. Marble represented to him a link with the Mediterranean culture that he wanted to introduce in Finland.
    Finlandia Talo is used for concerts, conferences and seminars

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    Finlandia hall

    by Gili_S Updated Mar 12, 2005

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    This is the famous Finlandia hall which was holding many times in the past a global summits of the world leaders. It is mostly used for concerts, conferences and seminars. I was attending myself to conferences here or even better, to listen to the Finnish philharmonic orchestra.

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    by sabsi Written Nov 5, 2003

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    Finlandia Hall is Helsinki's concert and congress hall. It was built by Alvar Aalto in the 1970s - completely out of marble and granite! Unfortunately I haven't been inside here - not for a UN conference and not for a concert either..

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    by jorgec25 Written Aug 12, 2009

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    The park around the area of the Finlandia Hall is beautiful, and so peaceful.

    We even saw a white bunny walking around, which is something very odd to see in a public garden, at least for us :)

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    Famous building

    by Lunaina Written Sep 28, 2008

    Finlandia Hall is a concert hall with a congress wing in Helsinki, Finland, by Töölönlahti bay. The building was designed by Alvar Aalto. The work began in 1967 and was finally completed in 1971

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    Finlandia Hall by Alvar Aalto

    by finlandia Updated May 30, 2007

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    Finlandia Hall is a congress and concert building by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) for 2000 people. The building itself is worth visiting. Guided tours. Also a restaurant.

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