Designed by Alvar Aalto Finlandia Hall was one of my favourite parts of Helsinki. Completed in 1971 buildings every detail was designed by the architect. Alto believes in design as a total work of art meaning that he not just designs the building but also its inside including interior, furniture, lamps and so on.
Finland holds some great examples of architecture and design and it is always pleasure exploring them while there. Some of my other favourites was Rock Church aka Temppeliaukio Church which had such a powerful presence and of course I couldn't walk by Iittala store and not enter it. Btw you will probably recognise this vase from Iittala also designed by Alvar Aalto.
Photos by Madara Freimane