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post updated 22 Feb 2020

Buildings in Finland

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Finnish Buildings. e-architect aim to include good quality interesting buildings from Finland. We cover completed buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Norway. The focus is on contemporary Finnish buildings.

We have 3 pages of Finnish Architecture selections.

Finnish Architecture : news + key projects

Finnish Buildings : A-K (this page)

Buildings in Finland – L-Z

Finnish Buildings

Finland Architecture – latest addiitons to this page, chronological:

Kuokkala Church, Jyväskylä
Design: Lassila Hirvilammi Architects
Kuokkala Church Building
photograph : Jussi Tianen / Mikko Auerniitty
Kuokkala Church
The wish of the Parish of Jyväskylä was to build “a church that looks like a church”. Our proposal was a simple, sculptural form within which all of the church’s different functions could be contained. The design is “of our time”, yet permeated with nods to and re-interpretations of church-building tradition.
The east-west oriented building stands centrally on Kuokkala Square, the focal point of Jyväskylä’s Kuokkala district. The church is roofed and clad in overlapping slate tiles, and wooden and copper details around the entrances supplement the overall visual aspect.

E2 Competition, Kouvola
Design: BIG + others
E2 Competition Finland
image from architects
E2 Competition Finland
To meet the increasingly stringent environmental requirements of Finnish industrialized construction, the E2 Ecology & Economy timber development competition aims to find a conceptual design solution for large-scale production of wooden multi-story buildings. A 15.000 m2 prefabricated wooden development in Kouvola, Finland will serve as a showcase for replicable and locally adaptable cost- and energy efficient housing. BIG’s proposal PUU-BO is one of two winning entries of the two-staged invited competition totaling 26 international proposals, which included wood construction specialists Hermann Kaufmann from Austria and wood producer Finnforest among many others.

Contemporary Architecture in Finland

Building Designs in Finland, alphabetical:

Chapel of St.Lawrence, Vantaa
Design: Avanto Arkkitehdit Ltd
Pyhän Laurin kappeli
photo :
Chapel of St Lawrence

Four-cornered villa, Virrat, central Finland
Design: Avanto Architects
Four-cornered villa - Finnish Buildings
photo :
Four-cornered villa

Gösta Contemporary Art Museum, Mänttä
Design: MX SI
Gösta Contemporary Art Museum
image by architects
Finnish Design Contest

Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk, Helsinki
Design: Wood program 2007: Satoshi Ohtaki et al
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk Finnish Buildings
picture from architect
Hanko Ice Cream Kiosk

Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre
Design: ARK-house Architects
Helsinki Seafarers Centre
photograph : Jussi Tiainen
Helsinki Seafarers’ Centre

Hollola Library
Design: Arkkitehdit NRT
Hollola Library Finnish Buildings
image from architect
Hollola Library

House Moby Dick, Espoo
Arkkitehdit NRT
House Moby Dick
photo from architect
House Moby Dick

Kamppi chapel of silence, Helsinki
Design: K2S Architects
Kamppi chapel Helsinki
render from architect
Kamppi Chapel

Katajanokka Housing
Arkkitehdit NRT
Katajanokka Housing Finnish Buildings
picture from architect
Katajanokka Housing

Kiasma Art Museum, Helsinki
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Kiasma Art Museum Finnish Buildings
drawing Courtesy Steven Holl
Finnish Modern Art Gallery

Korona information centre, Helsinki
Design: ARK-house Architects
Korona information centre Finland
photograph from architect
Viikki Infocentre Koruna

Kupla, Helsinki
Design: Ville Hara / Wood Studio workshop
Kupla Building
photo : Jussi Tiainen

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Aalto House, Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Architect

Ainola – Villa for Jean Sibelius
Lars Sonck

Church of the Good Shephered, extension & conversion, Helsinki
Leiviskä Architects

ENTER – secondary school and vocational training college, Sipoo
K2S Architects LTD

Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Architect

Finnish Parliament Extension, Helsinki
Helin & Co Architects

FMO Tapiola office building, Tapiola

Helin & Co. Architects

Helsinki Railway Station
Saarinen, Gesellius, & Lindgren

Helsinki University of Technology, Otaniemi, Espoo, west Helsinki
Alvar Aalto Architect

Helsinki Waterfront Hotel
Herzog & de Meuron

Hiekkahovi Conference and Holiday Facility, Sotkamo
Architect Office Jukka Koivula

House, Espoo

Jyrki Tasa

Imatra church – Church of the Three Crosses
Alvar Aalto Architect

Jyväskylä University, Jyväskylä, central Finland
Alvar Aalto Architect

Kaleva Church, Tampere, central Finland
Reima and Raili Pietilä
Kaleva Church Finnish Buildings
photo : Adrian Welch
Architecture Competition: 1959

Kallio church, Kallio, Helsinki
Lars Sonck

Kamppi Centre, Helsinki
Helin & Co Architects

Kärsämäki shingle church, Kärsämäki
Anssi Lassila – Lassila Hirvilammi Architects

Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki
Design: Steven Holl Architects

Kuhmo Cultural Centre

Heikkinen & Komonen

Kuopio Church

Juha Leiviskä

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Location: Finland, northeast Europe

Architecture in Finland

Helsinki Buildings
Helsinki Stadium Finnish Buildings
photo : City of Helsinki

Helsinki Architecture Walking Tours
Helsinki Station Finnish Buildings
photo : City of Helsinki

Alvar Aalto – Finnish Architect

Danish Architecture

Swedish Architecture

Norwegian Architecture

Finnish Architect – Eero Saarinen

Scanned images from architecture tour of Finland in 1990:

Modern Finnish Architecture:
Modern Finnish Architecture
building photo © Adrian Welch

Turku buildings:
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building photos © Adrian Welch

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Buildings / photos for the Finnish Buildings page welcome