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Pohjola Insurance Company, Aleksanterinkatu 44, Helsinki: facade detail with carved figures

RIBA Ref No RIBA108510
Architect/DesignerGesellius, Herman (1874-1916)
Lindgren, Armas (1874-1929)
Saarinen, Eliel (1873-1950)
Flodin, Hilda (1877-1958)
Artist/PhotographerBenton, Tim
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Subject Date1901
Image Date1990
ViewExterior
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceBenton 90-03-22-06
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditTim Benton / RIBA Collections
SubjectGranite ; Sculpture ; Office buildings
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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