National Pensions Institute in Helsinki, designed by Alvar Aalto, 1956.
I started a new newsletter series for MIES called Remote Tours. The articles are available only for subscribers, you can add yourself to the mailing list from here. In each newsletter I will present an exquisite building I’ve had the chance to visit over the years, as I hope to keep my audience inspired even during the pandemic.
We went hiking one day and I spotted this beautiful solid rock at Porkkalanniemi, Finland. Such an amazing nature we have.
From restaurants in Helsinki, I would highly recommend Juuri, which is using very traditional Finnish flavors and preparing everything in their own kitchen. However, I think the ideas behind the meals open up better for a Finnish person, who is familiar with all of the ingredients and have some kind of associations with the flavors. For me it felt like a trip to the forest or fishing by the lake, so much nostalgia.