Architecture Walk: 1970s Eastern Pasila
Time: Thursday 14 Sep at 5 p.m.
Language: Finnish | Participation: 10/5/0 € (card payment only)
Time: Friday 15 Sep at 5 p.m.
Language: English | Participation: 10/5/0 € (card payment only)
Please note that participation requires registration! Book your place with this form.
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) and ends at Junailijanaukio (Helsinki). The duration is about 1 hour 15 minutes.
For the paid instances of the tour, the card payment is collected at the starting point of the walk in advance (15 minutes before the start of the tour) with a portable payment terminal. Cash is not accepted as a means of payment. Please arrive in time before the start time of the tour – the tour starts at even hours.
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, is open from May 17 to October 15, 2023 in The Museum of Finnish Architecture.
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A total of 25 participants will be admitted to one themed guided tour. Places are filled in the order of booking. For the paid instances of the tour, the card payment is collected at the starting point of the walk in advance (15 minutes before the start of the tour) with a portable payment terminal. Cash is not accepted as a means of payment. Please arrive in time before the start time of the tour – the tour starts at even hours. Please note that the booking is binding and personal: only one booking can be made per person per form. Successful submission of the form is an indication of a successful booking. Instructions for participation will be sent to participants by email about a day before the themed guided. If you have to cancel your participation, please contact: email@example.com.
The starting point of the walk:
In front of Peace Station, Veturitori 3, Helsinki.
Ending point of the walk:
The tour takes place outside. The guide uses a microphone to make hearing easier.
The length of the route is approximately 1 kilometer in one direction. The route ends at the last destination at Junailijanaukio from where it is approximately a 300 meter walk to the Pasila railway station.
The route of the walking tour is on a paved and tiled road. At the starting point of the route, the terrain is partly also sandy. At road crossings, the edges of kerbs are sloped. There are a few long gentle or moderately steep slopes along the route. There are stairs along the route with a total of 14 steps, a platform in between them and handrails. There is also a ramp next to the stairs. It is possible to go around the stairs to reach the destination. There are no seats at the stops on the tour. You can bring your own portable chair if you wish.
The nearest public toilet is near the starting point of the walking tour in the Pasila library on the street level and on the 2nd floor (Kellosilta 9, Helsinki). The library also has an accessible WC on the 2nd floor. The accessible toilet is non-gendered, otherwise the toilets are binary gendered.
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Museum of Finnish Architecture