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.
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.