The Market Hall, designed by Karl Hård af Segerstad, was opened in 1914. This traditional-style Finnish food market is located near the Hakaniemi metro. It has approx. 70 shops in two floors selling foodstuff and in the 2nd floor shops souvenirs, textiles, books and handicrafts. This is one of my favourite places in Helsinki because of its authenticity. Fortunately the big old neon sign on the roof is protected by National Board of Antiquities.
This is one of my favorite neonsigns in Helsinki. Lasipalatsi, ”The Glass Palace” is a functionalist office building designed in the 1930s, located at Mannerheimintie 22, Kamppi district of Helsinki. An earlier building at the same location was the Turku barracks, which was destroyed in the Finnish Civil War in 1918. Lasipalatsi, designed by three young architects Viljo Revell, Heimo Riihimäki and Niilo Kokko was built on the same site in 1936. Bio Rex is one of the oldest movie theaters in Finland.
This classic neon light beauty from 50´s belongs to the small shop which sells dresses and lingerie for women. It´s located at Fredrikinkatu 20, Kamppi area.
Töölön Kisahalli, Töölö Sports Hall is an old sports venue, designed by Aarne Hytönen and Risto-Veikko Luukkonen. It was originally built in 1935 as an Exhibition Hall for concerts, banquets and sporting events, but is now used only for training and competition in various sports. During the Helsinki Olympics 1952 gymnastics, wrestling, boxing, weightlifting events and basketball finals were held at Töölö Sports Hall.
Napa Gallery at Eerikinkatu 18 (Kamppi area), has been a non-profit gallery space managed by a group of young Finnish artists and curators since 2007. Nowadays it offers an exclusive collection of handmade jewelry and a special selection of artists’ books. Napa´s round neonsign is very visible and graphic.