"Of all the work Eliel Saarinen did in Findland, Helsinki Railway Station is probably the best known building internationally and the one that has attracted most critical attention. Certainly, it must be considered an important work both in Saarinen's own output and in Finnish architecture in general around 1900. This is hardly surprising, as railway stations have always had great symbolic significance, and in Helsinki the station stands in an unusually prominent position. The competition held for the building in 1904 already played an important role in the development of Finnish architecture. Rarely has any event before or since aroused such fervent public debate about the forms and idioms of architecture in Finland." -- Hausen, M. (1990). Eliel Saarinen: Projects 1896-1923. Helsinki: Otava, p. 8.
Submitted by Keoni Fleming for ARCH 627.
1900s (1900 - 1909) 1910s (1910 - 1919) Art Nouveau Modern
concrete stonework glass iron stone and/or rock plant material
Marika, H., Mikkola, K., Amberg, A-L., & Valto, T. (1990). Eliel Saarinen: Projects 1896-1923 (D. O'Rourke, M. Wynne-Ellis, & the English Centre, Trans.). Helsinki: Otava Pub. Co. p. 166