Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Helsinki - City center - part II
The German architect Carl Ludvig Engel was appointed to rebuild Helsinki center in neoclassical style. His plans were centered around Senate Square, surrounded by Government Palace, University and the Cathedral (finished after his death). Due to Engels style, Helsinki was surnamed : The White City Of The North.
Next to the train station
Another large architectonic influence was the Art Nouveau style, the most famous representative being the Finnish architect Eliel Saarinen , famous especially for the Central Railway Station. Another famous Finnish architect was Alvar Aalto, one of the pioneers of functionalism in architecture. One if his main works was the concert venue, Finlandia Hall.
Kiasma, the contemporary art museum
Havis Amanda fountain
Tramway in Helsinki
Helsinki, view through empty glasses