"The focal point of this university centre is the auditorium building with two large halls (also intended for congresses). Its staircase-like ascending rows of windows suggest from the outside and amphitheatre. All tuition rooms are in adjacent buildings grouped about small internal courts, and here are also found the smaller lecture-rooms, laboratories and professors' rooms. The centre is divided into three principal departments: general, geodetic and architectural. The chief materials are dark red brick, black granite and copper."
-- Tempel, E. (1968). New Finnish Architecture. New York, Washington: Frederick A. Praeger. p. 125
This image was taken in 1996 by John Schooley, FAIA, during an architectural tour of Finland.
Keywords: Finland, Etala-Suomen Laani, Helsinki, Otaniemi, Otaniemi Technical University, institutional buildings, school buildings, auditoriums, exterior view, multistory buildings. Submitted by John Schooley, FAIA.
1940s (1940 - 1949) 1960s (1960 - 1969) Modern
brick concrete block copper and brass granite plant material