Sense of Helsinki


….is recognisable and consistent. Elements in the urban space define Helsinki and highlight the city’s role as the capital of Finland.

…is structured and calm. The design paradigm promotes functionality, practicality and convenience.

…consists of a limited number of elements and is thus straightforward. Structural solutions are simple and minimal.

…is designed and constructed with care. The finished look is achieved with appropriate choices for materials. The different parts, materials and elements are brought together with attention to detail.

…follows the principles of authentic and original design and materials.

…is convincing, because the choices for materials and structural solutions endure the challenging weather conditions in Finland.

…is sustainable and promotes environmental values.

…is clean, because the materials and structures are easy to maintain.


Get to know the shapes, materials and colours that define the Sense of Helsinki.