Architecture Walking Tour: 1970s Eastern Pasila

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The walking tour introduces one of the most significant compact cities of the 1970s, Eastern Pasila (Itä-Pasila). The almost utopian approach that strongly shapes the environment can be seen and felt in an urban area that is unique and usually evokes a wide range of emotions.

The walking tour of Eastern Pasila takes visitors through a district that was built in the 1970s as a prime example of utopian urban planning. The area was designed to be a ‘compact city’ that would foster a sense of community while also providing easy access to services and amenities. The tour showcases the unique design of the district and explores how its ideals have evolved over time.

The tour starts at Peace Station (Veturitori 3, Helsinki). The duration is about 1 hour.

More detailed accessibility information coming soon.

This summer, the Museum of Finnish Architecture will focus on the architecture of the 1970s: the main exhibition of the year, titled Concrete Dreams – And Other Perspectives on 1970s Architecture, opens 17.5.2023.