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Kaija Siren

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Name  Kaija Siren

Role  Architect
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Died  January 15, 2001, Helsinki, Finland
Education  Helsinki University of Technology
Children  Hannu Siren, Jukka Siren, Kirsi Siren
Structures  Brucknerhaus, Finnish National Theatre
Similar People  Heikki Siren, Onni Tarjanne, Anton Bruckner

Otaniemi chapel heikki and kaija siren

Katri (Kaija) Anna-Maija Helena Siren (née Tuominen; October 23, 1920 in Kotka – January 15, 2001) was a Finnish architect married to another Finnish architect, Heikki Siren.


Kaija Siren Heikki and Kaija Siren Divisare

Kaija Siren graduated as an architect from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1948. She and her husband Heikki Siren set up their own architectural office in 1949. The Sirens worked together as architects their entire life. The Otaniemi Chapel is noted for its delicate balance between features of Finnish rural architecture and a modernism, influenced by Alvar Aalto's redbrick period of the 1950s. Their later work is noted for its monumentality.

She is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki.

Major works

  • 1954 Finnish National Theatre Small Stage, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1956 Otaniemi Chapel, Espoo, Finland
  • 1961 Orivesi Church, Orivesi, Finland
  • 1965 Kallio Municipal Offices, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1968 Ympyrätalo, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1970 Lauttasaari School, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1973 Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria
  • 1982 Graniittitalo, Helsinki, Finland
  • 1983 The Conference Palace in Baghdad, Iraq
  • References

    Kaija Siren Wikipedia

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