| Hotel Seurahuone|
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City of Helsinki
| 1965–70; 1985–88; 1998–99|
Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Open today · 9AM–7PMThursday9AM–7PMFriday9AM–7PMSaturday10AM–4PMSunday10AM–4PMMonday9AM–7PMTuesday9AM–7PMWednesday9AM–7PM
Carl Ludvig Engel, Aarno Ruusuvuori
Market Square - Helsinki, Virka‑galleria, Presidential Palace - Helsinki, Helsinki Senate Square, Havis Amanda
Helsinki City Hall (Finnish: Helsingin kaupungintalo, Swedish: Helsingfors stadshus) is a central administrative building of City of Helsinki, Finland. The city hall is located in the Kruununhaka district next to Market Square, at address Pohjoisesplanadi 11–13.
Helsinki City Hall Wikipedia
Completed in 1833, the building originally served as Hotel Seurahuone and was an important cultural facility hosting many premieres. The hotel was designed by Carl Ludvig Engel who also designed the major buildings around the nearby Senate Square. The city purchased the building in 1901 and, after the hotel moved out in 1913, renovated it as a city hall.
Following an architectural competition the City Hall was radically remodeled by architect Aarno Ruusuvuori in 1965–70, replacing many of the old classical interiors and building modern glass-facaded insertions.
The City Hall hosts the offices of the Mayor of Helsinki and the Deputy Mayors as well as the meeting facilities for the City Council and City Board. The City Council meets on alternate Wednesdays in the Council Chamber.
The building also hosts Virka Info public information service for Helsinki residents which also provides information services for immigrants. In Virka Gallery there are exhibitions, concerts and movie screenings.