“Paviljonki” pavilion Helsinki, Finland

Last week I has a pleasure to visit a heart of World Design Capital Helsinki 2012. This pavilion located in-between Architecture and Design museums provides unique space for design events during all the summer of 2012. During my visit there was some event happening, however all was purely in Finish (and presentation wasn’t visual either), so I present the impressions of the building itself.

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The Pavilion was designed at Aalto University’s Wood Program and it is is a showcase of Finnish sustainable wood architecture.The designer is Pyry-Pekka Kantonen who’s competition entry was selected in the spring of 2011.

Specifically I liked: the furniture; building’s designer’s trust in the society (no walls, all exterior covers are framed curtains only); neat ramps for handicapped or people with prams; stylish cafee; different zoning in seemingly open space, and an urban garden.

The Pavilion will be open throughout the summer, plenty of events. It is open even if there are no presentations happening, so surely it is a must see place for curious visitors of the Design Capital 2012 :)

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