Published in 4/2022 - Home


Gustaf Estlander, Romanticist and Businessman of Residential Architecture

Eero Okkonen

Rauhankatu 11 (1905) is a good example of Estlander’s exuberant medieval-inspired romanticism. The building was badly damaged in an air raid in 1944 and the following renovation designed by architect Else Aropaltio radically changed the appearance. Source: Finnish Heritage Agency

Just over a hundred years ago, one particular architect in Helsinki had notable financial success with his exuberantly romantic apartment buildings.

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