This 100 year old building in the Katajanokka area of Helsinki was designed by Gustaf Nystrom. It lay dormant for the past 40 years, only used occasionally as storage. It came to life in 2010 when it began to be used for exhibitions and events.
It is a stunning example of the National Romantic style and was built at the turn of last century to support the rapidly growing city.
Here is an old photo of the building when there was a lot more space around it.
I really liked the Pop up Shop that appeared in the building as part of Helsinki Design Week.
Click here to the the post on the shop.
It is wonderful to see this stunning building being used again.