Main Venue: Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

Image Source: Helsinki Tourism Material Bank - Helsinki Congress Paasitorni

The ruggedly beautiful granite fortress in Siltasaari, now the Paasitorni conference and congress centre, was designed by architect Karl Lindahl, and opened as the Helsinki Workers’ House, providing leisure activities, entertainment and education for the workers of Helsinki, in 1908. The building has been tastefully restored to its former glory, respecting its historic past yet meeting all the demands made of a modern conference centre.

The oldest part of the Paasitorni building, completed in 1908, is late Art Nouveau in style. The building’s facade, main staircase and the Congress Hall are expertly decorated with images of tools and symbols depicting various occupations to highlight the skill of the craftsman. Geometric shapes and abstract ornamentation, including designs drawn from nature, create a clear, timeless impression combined with warm, harmonious colours.

Image Source: Helsinki Tourism Material Bank - Helsinki Congress Paasitorni


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