Finland became an independent state on 6 December 1917. The newly born state was willed into being by the Finns after a long struggle. In spite of hard times, the Finnish people have for almost a hundred years engaged in the building of their country and making decisions together. (1)
There is a campaign in Norway to gift a mountain to Finland for an anniversary gift (2). Here is a chance for the Danish to make a Lego set for their friendly neighbour. Humble country that does not have splendid skyline of New York (3), or a cool opera house of Sydney (4), could still be a worthy theme for a Lego set.
Set of five Finland's landmark buildings to celebrate Finland’s centenary.
- Olympic stadium
- Finished 1938
- Architects Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti
- Currently under renovation for the centenary celebrations
- Futuro house
- Built between late 1960s and early 1970s
- Architect Matti Suuronen
- Made from fiberglass-reinforced polyester plastic
- Finished 1971
- Architect Pekka Ilveskoski
- Tallest free-standing structure in Finland
- Helsinki railway station
- Finished 1919
- Architect Eliel Saarinen
- Chosen as one of the world's most beautiful railway stations by BBC in 2013.
- High rise blocks, Tapiola
- Finished between 1959 and 1961
- Architect Viljo Revell
- Landmark of Tapiola garden city