Walking tour / 1920s Helsinki: Puu-Käpylä

Birger Brunila, Otto-Iivari Meurman, Akseli Toivonen, Martti Välikangas

Puu-Käpylä (00610)

The 20s are here! The Museum of Finnish Architecture organizes three walking tours to 1920s Helsinki residential areas as part of the Open House Helsinki 2021 festival. On Sunday, under the guidance of the Museum of Finnish Architecture, we will visit Puu-Käpylä, where the English garden city idea meets the Finnish wooden city tradition in the spirit of the 1920s. What special features did the “freer plan” allow? What were the predictive features of modernism in the construction of Puu-Käpylä? And why did the fate of such a prestigious residential area end up at stake in the 1960s? Welcome!

The walking tour is free of charge and held in English. Participation requires pre-registration. Please note that the walking tour and the waiting list are full. We do not accept any new registrations.



The tour starts: Pohjolanaukio, 00610 Helsinki

For more information on arrival:
Tram 1 operates at the Pohjolanaukio stop.
Buses 56, 69 and 603 operate at the Käpylän paloasema stop.
The nearest bike station is at Pohjolanaukio.

The tour ends: Sampsantie 22, 00610 Helsinki

For more information on leaving:
Tram 1 operates at the Kimmontie stop.
Buses 51, 61, 64, 66, 67, 611, 614, 615 and 633 operate on the Koskelantie stop.
The nearest bike station is at Koskelantie.