This decorative entrance, made of soapstone, is definitely one of the most beautiful in Helsinki. This Art Nouveau -style house was designed by Gunnar Stenius and built in 1907. This classic serif font supports the style of the building very well.
The Palace building has been selected as one of The Finnish masterpieces of modern architecture. The Palace Hotel was opened in 1952, the year of Helsinki Olympic Games. The building was designed by Viljo Revell and Keijo Petäjä and famous interior designers were such as Olli Borg, Antti Nurmesniemi and Olavi Hänninen. This modernist building hosted also the main offices of the Confederation of Finnish Industry and Employers. I´m sure that everybody who lives in Helsinki recognise this beautiful neon sign on the roof of the Palace building.