Sun 09.05.2021 from 13:00 to 14:30
Participation requires pre-registration. The number of participants follows the current restrictions. Safe distances are kept during the tours, using face masks is highly recommended. Covid19 safety restrictions: Do not attend the tours if you are feeling sick or have any symptoms. The tours will be organised in groups of six (6) people. Two (2) meters safety distances will be held during the tour. Using face masks or face shields is mandatory for all attendees over 12 years old.
The guide of the walking tour will be cultural producer and museum worker Gisela Montonen.
We will meet in Pohjolanaukio (00610 Helsinki).
The walking tour takes place in urban public space and lasts about an hour and a half. The total length of the route is about 1.1 km. During the tour, stairs and unnecessary steps are avoided. Along the route there are non-beveled curbs and in some places uneven terrain with height differences. On the walking tour, the progression is calm and includes several stops. There are no easily accessible seats or benches along the route. You can bring your own camping chair. The nearest accessible public toilet is located at Käpylä Library (Väinölänkatu 5, 00610 Helsinki).
Birger Brunila, Otto-Iivari Meurman, Akseli Toivonen, Martti Välikangas
The 20s are here! The Museum of Finnish Architecture organizes three walking tours to 1920s Helsinki residential areas as part of the Open House Helsinki 2021 festival. On Sunday, under the guidance of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, we will visit Puu-Käpylä, where the English garden city idea meets the Finnish wooden city tradition in the spirit of the 1920s. What special features did the “freer plan” allow? What were the predictive features of modernism in the construction of Puu-Käpylä? And why did the fate of such a prestigious residential area end up at stake in the 1960s? Welcome!
The walking tour is free of charge and held in English. Participation requires pre-registration. Please note that the walking tour and the waiting list are full. We do not accept any new registrations.
The tour starts: Pohjolanaukio, 00610 Helsinki
For more information on arrival:
Tram 1 operates at the Pohjolanaukio stop.
Buses 56, 69 and 603 operate at the Käpylän paloasema stop.
The nearest bike station is at Pohjolanaukio.
The tour ends: Sampsantie 22, 00610 Helsinki
For more information on leaving:
Tram 1 operates at the Kimmontie stop.
Buses 51, 61, 64, 66, 67, 611, 614, 615 and 633 operate on the Koskelantie stop.
The nearest bike station is at Koskelantie.