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Helsinki City Hall

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Former names  Hotel Seurahuone
Country  Finland
Completed  1833
Phone  +358 9 3101691
Town or city  Helsinki
Current tenants  City of Helsinki
Opened  1833
Helsinki City Hall
Renovated  1965–70; 1985–88; 1998–99
Address  Pohjoisesplanadi 11-13, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
Hours  Open today · 9AM–7PMThursday9AM–7PMFriday9AM–7PMSaturday10AM–4PMSunday10AM–4PMMonday9AM–7PMTuesday9AM–7PMWednesday9AM–7PM
Architects  Carl Ludvig Engel, Aarno Ruusuvuori
Similar  Market Square - Helsinki, Virka‑galleria, Presidential Palace - Helsinki, Helsinki Senate Square, Havis Amanda

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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.

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History

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.

Functions

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.

References

Helsinki City Hall Wikipedia


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