Published in 5/2020 - Monument


The Monumental Alliance of Finnish Government and Civilization

Ilkka Törmä

Senate Square in Helsinki is a monument of tsarist Finland. The Kansalaistori square that was finished two years ago, then, has become a monumental square for the era of Finnish independence, with the Parliament House on one side, paired with the Central Library on the other. At the same time, a rare continuum that combines public authority with cultural hegemony has been created between the two national squares.

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