Architecture

Helsinki - A growing city

Helsinki - A growing city

Finland suffered great hardship during the World War II, and the post-war reconstruction effort was not completed until the 1950s.

With the burgeoning growth of the city in the 1950s and 1960s, the focus of new building shifted to the suburbs.

It started as a modest town

It started as a modest town

Finland was part of the Swedish empire until the early nineteenth century.

Helsinki was founded in 1550 by King Gustavus I Wasa at the mouth of the River Vanda, to compete with the Hanseatic port of Tallinn across the Baltic, and to boost trade with Russia