Pohjola Insurance Company, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki: detail of gargoyles by the main entrance
|Architect/Designer||Gesellius, Herman (1874-1916)|
|Lindgren, Armas (1874-1929)|
|Saarinen, Eliel (1873-1950)|
|Flodin, Hilda (1877-1958)|
|Library Reference||Benton 90-03-22-02|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Tim Benton / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Granite ; Lettering ; Office buildings ; Entrances ; Sculpture|
NOTES: Pohjola was the first fire insurance building in Finland and the first to be constructed of fire-resistant materials (ie native stone - granite). It was also the first true National Romantic building by the architectural trio of Gesellius, Lindgren and Saarinen. The majority of the sculptural work on the building is by Hilda Flodin.
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