Helsinki Brutalism

There is something I find beautiful about the Brutalist style. The use of materials and sculptural forms gives brutalist buildings a kind of quality which is compelling in its starkness.

The post war growth of Helsinki means there are some great example of the style in Finlands capitol. I have compiled a list which I hope to add to.

Some Brutalist Projects in Helsinki:

  • Asemapäällikönhovi building by Eino Tuompo (1976).
  • Esponlahti Church by Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen (1980).
  • Helsinki Finnish Co-educational School SYK by Kaija and Heikki Siren (1972).
  • The WeeGee by Aarno Ruusuvuori (1964, 1966, 1974, 2006).
  • Dipoli by Raili and Reima Pietilä (1966).
  • Tapiola Church by Aarno Ruusuvuori & Anna Jäämeri-Ruusuvuori (1965).
  • Merihaka Housing Area by Peter Bieber, Arvi Ilonen, Sulo Savolainen, Unto Toikkanen (1985).
  • Roihuvuori School by Aarno Ruusuvuori (1967) .
  • Pihlajamäki Residential Area by Lauri Silvennoinen (1964).
  • Juva-Talo by Kaija and Heikki Siren (1977).
  • Teknologföreningen Aalto University by Kurt Moberg  (1966).

I mapped out the buildings also:

Also a shout out to the facebook group for Brutalism in Finland

March 14, 2024