Alvar Aalto, Finlandia Hall, 1971 - Helsinki


Last Saturday February the 19th, ma and my family I went to Finlandia Hall to enjoy a Bryn Terfel's gig, one of the best bass baritone opera singer!! with the symphonic orchestra of Finland.

The experience was the greatest ever! Both the building and the concerts were incredible. Also the fact of going with my family made it even more special (if possible) and there are no words to describe the feelings we embodied with this experience.

So here I leave you some pictures of this great occasion, and warmly recommend you to visit this place. It might be expensive, but it is definitely worth!

Building's layout

Finlandia Hall shows two elevations, different in scale and character, one towards the bay and the other toward Hesperia Park and the so called street Mannerheimintie. With Carrara marble's cladding, the sculpturally winding building dominates Hesperia Park, its principle access. Another entrance is on a lower level on the Töölö Bay side, with a lovely view of the buliding.

View from Töölönlahti
Top of Main entrance
Top of main entrance

Floor plan


Finlandia Hall is the culmination of the large public buildings Alvar Aalto designed and the only element in his plan for Helsinki's Centre (1961-72) to have seen completion. 

Indoor spaces
Reaching the 1st floor
1st floor, lowest level of the Concert Hall and buffet area


People enjoying the space
Aalto's rhythms


Waiting for the concert 
Row of shoes for the snow...and nice shoes indoor


Concert Hall

Right Balcony
Bryn Terfel on progress. Amazing
Left balcony
Panorama of the Concert Hall by NukiNuk (click to enlarge)

Futniture

Aalto stool
Aalto Lamp 
Aalto lamp 
Aalto Lamp 

Construction details
Corners...
Shades/Windows
Thresholds
Railings
Japanese influence
Wood

Integrates plumbing



More info about Bryn Terfel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryn_Terfel


Some extra written info about Finlandia Hall http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finlandia_Hall


If you wanna go and visit the building check the info in their website http://www.finlandiatalo.fi/en/



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