Eliel and Eero Saarinen - Table of Contents
||Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen.
They won the architectural competition for the project in 1902, and the building work was conducted mainly between 1905 and 1910. The museum was opened to the public in 1916.
|Type of museum:
National Museum illustrates Finnish history from medieval times to the
19th century. The museum's unique exhibits tells of the life from a
period of over 1000 years.
||Granite façade and steatite decoration
|Other designs by Eliel Saarinen:
||Helsinki Central Railway Station
Kleinhans Music Hall
Architect's drawing ... Lower right: Architects' names
Upper left: Helsinki: 1904. Gesellius, Lindgren Saarinen
Looking throught the windows of Finlandia Music Hall, designed by Alvar Aalto
The appearance of the building reflects Finland's medieval churches and castles ... Tower being repaired in March 2017