Welcome to the website of Docomomo Finland!

The site showcases the whole Docomomo register selection of modern Finnish architectural masterpieces.

You can explore sites, architects, and architecture from different decades and periods. In addition to the selection, the website offers information on Finnish Docomomo and its work and membership. Remember to check out our Facebook page, too!

We wish you many interesting moments with modern Finnish architecture!

Docomomo’s new register selection is now available!

 

The book highlights 87 masterpieces of Finnish Modernism by articles written by 30 Finnish specialists.

The sites in the new catalogue are categorised on a temporal and thematic basis. The order of entries progresses from the breakthrough of Functionalism to the post-war reconstruction era, the construction of the welfare state, and the stages of urbanisation culminating in the 1980s. After long deliberation, the selection was complemented with sites that tested the limits of strict Modernism – thus emulating the first selection which included organic, unorthodox and multi-formed buildings.

The book is completely bilingual in English and Finnish. You can get your own copy on Alvar Aalto Foundation’s online shop, for example.

 

Docomomo?

Docomomo International (International Committee for Documentation and Conservation of Buildings, Sites and Neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement), founded in 1988, is an organization for the research and conservation of modern architecture. The organization currently comprises chapters from approximately 70 different countries, all over the world.

Docomomo Suomi Finland acts as an expert organization for modern architecture in Finland. It procures information and international contacts within its own field of expertise. The most central part of Finnish Docomomo’s work is maintaining a selection of important architectural and environmental sites. The list presently contains nearly 90 sites. The society also supports publication activities within the field and organizes events and field trips to interesting sites of modern architecture.

The activities of Docomomo International as well as the Finnish chapter are open to anyone interested in the field!

Picks from the selection:

Bertel Saarnio

Kouvola City Hall

1967
Osmo Lappo

Vekaranjärvi Military Barracks

1966–1974
Raili Paatelainen (later Pietilä)

Dipoli Building

1966
Dag Englund

Helsinki-Malmi Airport

1938
Juha Leiviskä

Myyrmäki Church

1984
Heikki Siren

Otaniemi Chapel

1957 and 1978