Thursday 18.05.2017

Open Office architectural agency tour
Time 15.00
Address Punavuori–Kamppi
Meeting point Urho Kekkosen katu 3 B, on the street outside
Guides architects
Esteettömyys Not accessible to wheelchairs.
Lisäohjeita The tour is partly accessible. Sign up at: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/4952104F57BC8DF5.par
Four architectural offices of different experience and size open their doors to the public. Architects share their current projects and talk about their work in Helsinki and the metropolitan area.

Helin & Co Architects will present their current major project, the Kalasatama centre. JKMM Architects explain the story of the Amos Rex art museum being born in the city centre. The young office Aarti Ollila Ristola Architects sheds light on planning a new school building in the Jätkäsaari harbour zone. The tour ends up at the office of Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen, the group behind the Allas Sea Pool by the Market Square, for instance. Participants are suggested to continue the evening on their own at the Allas Sea Pool, where the Helsinki chapter of the national architectural association SAFA hosts an open discussion at 6pm.

The tour ends around 5.45pm and can accommodate the first 25 to register at: https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/4952104F57BC8DF5.par

In collaboration with the Architecture Information Centre.

Kuva: JKMM

The House of Nobility
Time 17.30, 19.00
Address Ritarikatu 1, 00170 HELSINKI
Meeting point Main entrance
Guides Museum assistant Gunilla Peräsalo
Esteettömyys Not accessible to wheelchairs.
Lisäohjeita Note! The tour can accommodate only the first 50 to arrive. No sharp heels. Those arriving by car, please use the regular designated city centre parking spots.
Welcome to the House of Nobility, designed by G. T. Chiewitz. The Neo-Gothic building was completed in 1862 just in time to host all four estates during the Diet of 1863.

The House of Nobility is seen as the most notable example of Neo-Gothic architecture in Finland. Typical to Chiewitz's architecture, the building is made of tile, leaving them bare on the outside. The windows have been placed in Venetian style. Purchases made from Germany included 10 tile stoves, parquet flooring, and the coat-of-arms plates in the main assembly hall.

The tour explains the history of the House of Nobility.

Kuva: Set Erdman

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